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Katz seeks 2nd amendment sanctuary status

TIVERTON — Justin Katz wants Tiverton to become a "Second Amendment Sanctuary Town," and to that end has placed a resolution to that effect on the Tiverton Town Council's agenda, to be considered by the council at its Tuesday, May 28 meeting at 7 p.m. in Town Hall.
Three rescued after 17-foot boat overturns off Seapowet
TIVERTON — Three boaters spent about 20 minutes in cold water off Jack’s Island (peninsula) near Seapowet Point Wednesday after … Read More
Aquidneck Island Robotics team finishes successful season
NEWPORT — It’s been a good year for the Aquidneck Island Robotics FIRST Robotics Competition Team 78, AIR STRIKE. Comprised of … Read More
Partners Village Store to celebrate 40 years with Saturday party
They had started out in 1979 simply as a wine-and-beer making supplies store, just a little ways down the road from the Victorian … Read More
Feds formally rescind Sakonnet Bridge toll order
PORTSMOUTH/TIVERTON — It’s official: There will be no future tolls on the Sakonnet River Bridge. The Federal Highway … Read More
A Westport salute to Tony Connors
The Board of Selectmen opened last week’s meeting by honoring Anthony ‘Tony’ Connors “for his contributions to the Town of … Read More
Woman dies over a week after Westport hit and run
WESTPORT — The victim of last week’s hit and run incident in Westport has died at Rhode Island Hospital as a result of the … Read More
Eileen C. Tonne, 94, Portsmouth, Tiverton Eileen Claire (Grimm) Tonne, 94, of Portsmouth, passed away on May 19, 2019, at Sakonnet Bay Manor in Tiverton. She was the wife of Laurence Tonne of Portsmouth. Eileen was born in New York, NY, …
Patricia Ann Brigham, 81, Tiverton Patricia Ann (Fitzgerald) Brigham, 81, died unexpectedly at Newport Hospital on Saturday, May 11, 2019, surrounded by her loving and devoted family. She was born in Fall River but lived in Tiverton …
Dominant week for Tigers tennis TIVERTON — Tiverton tennis hosted North Providence in tennis Thursday and won handily by a 7-0 score. This was the team’s third match of the week and the Tigers won all three by 7-0 shutouts …
Tiverton's Molly Little wins lacrosse honors at U. Denver University of Denver lacrosse player Molly Little of Tiverton won a pair of awards last week — Big East Player of the Week and Inside Lacrosse National Reverent Player of the Week. The junior …
Portsmouth downs Tiverton in unified basketball, 52-30 PORTSMOUTH — After honoring their late friend Connor Peckham and celebrating its older plays for senior night, the Patriots unified basketball team got down to business versus Tiverton on …
Tigers debut varsity track teams It was a day of experimentation for Tigers head coach Brad Botvin this past Monday, April 1, as his varsity boys and girls outdoor track and field athletes competed in their first …
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Letter: For our planet, these numbers we dare not ignore To the editor: Four hundred fifteen. One million. What are these numbers, you ask? They are dire milestones in this continuing journey of destruction of our only home by the hands of …
Letter: Wet, cool spring hard on potato, corn farmers While we non-farmers have been counting up the rainy days and bemoaning the lack of warm and spring-like weather, the local potato and sweet corn growers have been in serious, deep trouble. The …
Letter: Katz and TTA: Our budget way or nothing To the editor: Follow the bouncing ball folks: 1. Tiverton Taxpayer Association’s Justin Katz, as a Town Council member and author of several petitioner budgets, "develops" a budget including …
Letter: For sake of library, schools and more, Tiverton budget 2 is my choice To the editor: Tiverton neighbors, this Saturday, we as a town will vote to decide where to spend our tax dollars for the next fiscal year. That alone, I suspect, has you reaching for the …

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