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TIVERTON — The controversy came out of nowhere. The Tiverton council agenda for its regular meeting of Monday, June 25, had called for "discussion and action on the completion of the Stone Bridge Abutment project," and newly installed Town Administrator Jan Reitsma had recommended the appointment of former Town Councilor Brett Pelletier to serve as "Project Manager"— as a volunteer — during the winding up of the abutment renovation. "I had no idea that this would become a major discussion point," said Mr.Reitsma, after the town council by a 5-2 vote, approved Mr. Pelletier's appointment. more
Jacob Cookinham of Tiverton won first place in the 2018 Scotts MLB Pitch Hit & Run Boston Red Sox Team Championship at Fenway Park on June 23. More than 650,000 youngsters age 7 to 14 … more
This town’s quintessential summer event — the fabled annual United Congregational Church Fair — is now in its 48th year. On Saturday, July 14, it will take over the Town of Little … more
Barrington and Tiverton will battle for the District II Majors Division All-Star championship on Sunday, July 15. Barrington has reached the finals with a 4-0 record, having defeated Darlington, … more
In the closest finish in race history, Dongfeng Race Team has won the Volvo Ocean Race 2017-18. Skipper Charles Caudrelier led his team to victory in the final leg of the race, a 970-mile sprint … more
Charlie Enright’s Vestas 11th Hour Racing showed great patience and sailed a clean race for a victory in the Gothenburg In-Port Race on Sunday.But it was Xabi Fernández’s MAPFRE … more
Twenty-one-year-old pilot Mia Hallgring, a Portsmouth High School graduate, has taken to the sky to race in the 2018 Air Race Classic. The four-day, all-female flying race started Wednesday, June 19, … more
PORTSMOUTH — For the 12th straight year, children with developmental ad and physical disabilities from around Rhode Island and beyond descended upon Glen Park Sunday for a day full of … more
TIVERTON — It was about as lovely and natural a setting as could be imagined for the outdoor graduation ceremonies for the 124 members of the Class of 2018 on the Tiverton high school football field Friday evening. The air was warm, the sky mostly sunny, with a slight breeze occasionally blowing through. Clustered in rows front and center, were the graduates, in maroon gowns, many sporting colorfully decorated mortarboards, some with messages. more
Beginning last weekend, Grinnell’s Beach is effectively fenced off from the public.     The action appears to have been made necessary by the swarms of people recently on the … more
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