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Firing notices go to near-dozen Tiverton teachers

TIVERTON — The table is set for a confrontation next Tuesday, February 26, at the Tiverton School Committee meeting (7 p.m., Tiverton High School Library), between teachers given performance-related termination notices last Thursday, February 14, and the Tiverton School Department. The precise number of teachers involved remains unclear. "I am not entirely certain how many teachers are involved," said Amy Mullen, teachers union president. "There are between 10-12." The union was not given any advance notice of the actions.
Little Compton man charged in seafood store break-in
SEEKONK — A Little Compton man’s attempt to flee the scene of a break-in was foiled by a police dog that tracked him into the … Read More
Westport's A.S. Deams to close its doors
WESTPORT — Twenty years ago after Sally Schimmel and Anne Frechette began selling women’s clothing and fine gifts from a shop they … Read More
Seveney bill would impose DWI fine to support substance abuse programs
PROVIDENCE — Sen.  James A. Seveney (D-Dist. 11, Portsmouth, Bristol, Tiverton) has introduced legislation that would impose a … Read More
From Westport schools to Hollywood’s threshold
From elementary school to Westport High School School, Verity Branco’s passion has been her love of acting. After high school … Read More
Solar future seen for Westport sand pit
A large sand and gravel operation uphill from the Head of Westport, that once angered neighbors with its big trucks and dust, may … Read More
Tiverton seawall under threat
TIVERTON — The Tiverton waterfront seawall is under siege, from the river, from uphill, from underneath, and from the rains that … Read More
Obituaries
Forest Golden, 81, Portsmouth Forest Golden, 81, of Portsmouth, R.I., passed away at home surrounded by his loving family on Feb. 9, 2019. Forest was born Oct. 24, 1937 in Boston and was raised by his foster parent, Elmira …
Olive M. Eva, 101, Tiverton Olive M. (Teiseira) Eva, 101, passed away Sunday, February 10, 2019, in Saint Elizabeth’s Manor. She was the wife of the late Richard James Eva. Born in Warren, a daughter of the late Manuel and …
Arnold W. Waite, 92, Tiverton Arnold W. Waite, 92, of Tiverton, passed away on Sunday, February 10, 2019, at the Rhode Island Veterans Home following a lengthy illness. He was the husband of Helen (Hastie) Waite they shared 72 …
Anna E. Gorton, 96, Portsmouth Anna Eugenia Gorton, 96, of Portsmouth, passed away on February 8, 2019, at home, surrounded by her family, after a brief illness. Anna was born on December 21, 1922 in Fall River to the late …
Sports
Tiverton’s Costello wins fencing gold medal Angeline Costello of Tiverton won the first place gold medal in women’s foil at the annual Beanpot Open Fencing Tournament which drew competitors to the Boston Fencing Club on Saturday, January …
Portsmouth dominates early, beats Tiverton in boys’ hoops PORTSMOUTH — The Portsmouth High varsity boys’ basketball team built a big lead at halftime and cruised to a 66-43 win over the visiting Tiverton Tigers Friday night, Jan. 25. The …
Tiverton Coach Murray inducted to Gridiron Hall of Fame Tiverton High School’s three-sport coach and athletic director Bob Murray was among the Providence Gridiron Hall of Fame Class of 2018 members inducted at the RI Country Club. Seen here are the …
Tiverton's Costello wins fencing gold Angeline Costello of Tiverton won a gold medal in women’s foil at the Junior Olympic qualifying tournament hosted by the New England Division of the United States Fencing Association at the Boston …
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Opinion
Mendonsa deserves formal recognition as the ‘Kissing Sailor’ George Mendonsa fought in World War II’s Pacific Theater, fished a lifetime on Rhode Island’s Narragansett Bay, remained married to the love of his life for …
Letter: Tiverton residents face tough times ahead To the editor: The Tiverton Town Council has been seated for just shy of four months of their two-year appointments and the outlook for the town in the coming 20 months does not look favorable. In …
Letter: What’s next? With this lockstep council, anything goes To the editor: The TTA Town Council majority appointed to the town attorney post a person with a probable conflicts and without relevant local governance experience. This same majority, …
Editorial: Gambling made easy In most casual fashion, Rhode Island is putting big money on a most dangerous bet. The state is wagering that the few millions a year it expects to win from on-line sports betting will offset the …

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