Sunday, February 14, 2016
Tiverton

Tiverton

To the editor: I want to thank the Tiverton firemen who responded to my 911 call for a creosote fire in the stovepipes of my wood burning stove and into the chimney.  I was so fortunate that no damage was done.  With the high winds Thursday night, the outcome could have been devastating.  For those of you who have pellet...

Brides: New rules devastate plans for perfect day LITTLE COMPTON — Less than a month after the Jan. 6 adoption of new town sound and entertainment ordinances, Carolyn's Sakonnet Vineyard was back in front of the Town Council Thursday, Feb. 4, asking for waivers of the ordinances for eight weddings that it said "were booked prior to the enactment" of...

TIVERTON — Tiverton is in serious need for a truck driver, so the Town Council voted unanimously on Jan. 25 to advertise and hire one. One of the town's heavy equipment operators has left the service of the town, "and needs to be replaced," Department of Public Works Director Stephen Berlucchi told the members of the Town Council. "I had to...

To the editor: In my previous letter entitled "What Tiverton needs,” I talked about the list of repairs, and replacements needed for the town’s infrastructure. When you total them up we have about $20 million of needed infrastructure repairs to the roads, parks, buildings and all the other things that make our town whole. The town has a big bill...

To the editor: I urge the Town Council to let the “standstill” agreement with the Legacy Development Company run out and turn down its proposal for a 522,000-square-foot retail outlet center at the Tiverton industrial park. This whole proposal is an insult to this community. There is no reason we should sell this land to include the police department and department of...

Chris Herren scored 33 points to lead Portsmouth past Tiverton, 61-57, at Portsmouth High School on Friday night. Herren was able to consistently drive the lane and draw fouls against the Tigers, scoring 22 points from the line. Zach Rahilly scored 11 for the Patriots. Jack Kelley scored 7 and Sean Coyne netted 2. The win boosted the Patriots to...

Paul J. Nicoletti, 78, of Tiverton, passed away on February 10, 2016. He was the husband of Ann Marie (O'Connell) Nicoletti to whom he was married for 51 years. Born in Fall River, he was the son of the late Winifred (Holland) and James Nicoletti. Prior to his retirement, he taught English at Portsmouth High School. He had received his Masters degree in...

Pauline G. (Fonseca) O'Brien, 84, of 32 Barkers Lane, Portsmouth, died on Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2016, surrounded by her family at St. Elizabeth’s Manor, Bristol. She was the wife of the late James “Eddy” O'Brien. Born in Fall River on April 10, 1931, she was the daughter of the late Manuel and Florence (Belanger) Fonseca. Mrs. O'Brien was a communicant of...

Mona M. (Kirby) Wilsoncroft, 77, of Tiverton, died Thursday, Feb. 10, 2016 at Heatherwood Nursing Home in Newport.  She was the wife of the late Roger J. Wilsoncroft. Born in Philipsburg, Penn., daughter of the late Leslie and Gertrude (McDowell) Kirby, she had lived in Tiverton since 1981. Mrs. Wilsoncroft was an animal lover, but most of all she loved being...

  From Westport winter the audience will be transported to the warm plains of Africa when they step into the Westport High School Auditorium this week. Awaiting them will be Simba, Mufasa, Timon, Scar and the rest of The Lion King cast of characters, all portrayed by youngsters at Westport Elementary School. Students there have been staging musicals for the past seven...

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