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James Pelletier, owner of Tiger landscaping, appears here in court, after hearing he would be fined $1.

Judge fines Pelletier $1 for illegal Tiverton composting

Judge fines Pelletier $1 for illegal Tiverton composting

TIVERTON —A Superior Court judge has fined James W. Pelletier, the owner of Tiger Tree and Landscaping on Crandall Road in Tiverton, the total sum of $1 (one dollar) for manufacturing compost in violation of the town’s zoning ordinance. The same judge, last year after a trial, had previously found Mr. Pelletier guilty of the

Tiverton should wonder who will live at Crossings

To the editor: If the hearing August 19 at Tiverton High School concerning the Tiverton Crossings project is any barometer, about 90 percent of residents oppose the idea and hope to preserve Tiverton’s small town character. Another thing Tiverton residents — and residents of any community considering such a project —need, unfortunately, to consider, is

Mary Lou Clarke, 65, Tiverton

Mary Lou Clarke, 65, of Tiverton, passed away on Thursday, Aug. 28, 1014.  She was the partner of Mary Roach. Born May 24, 1945, in Fall River, she was the daughter of the late Andrea (Lajoie) Clark and William Clarke. She was the proprietor of Alcheldo’s Restaurant in Tiverton with her partner. She is also

Cheryl Wheeler performs for more than 300 fans at Westport Town Farm last weekend.

Westport Farmers’ Market: Peak of the season at hand

 this coming Labor Day weekend marks the official end of the summer vacation season, the Westport Farmers’ Market will not be calling it quits this Saturday. September is traditionally the best month for harvesting the tastiest tomatoes, juiciest fruits and healthiest broccoli and cauliflower.  Farmers’ bins are overflowing with carrots, onions, peppers and greens.  Some

Bridge in dire need of a summer cleaning

To the editor, Does the Rhode Island Turnpike and Bridge Authority no longer have any funding available for the maintenance of Mount Hope Bridge? Is it awaiting a subsidy from the state? This bridge is one the oldest spans across an extended water surface in the state. This bridge needs annual preventive maintenance to preserve this vital


RIPTA buses free Wednesday due to air quality alert

STATEWIDE — Due to anticipated high levels of pollution and/or ozone, all regular Rhode Island Public Transit Authority (RIPTA) buses and trolleys, excluding special services, will be free on Wednesday, Aug. 27. The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) is predicting that air quality will reach unhealthy levels in portions of Rhode Island during the

Sea Tow divers work to salvage a small sunken sailboat in Mount Hope Bay. Behind them are the massive twin cooling towers of the Brayton Point Power Station. (Ted Hayes photo_

Brayton Point power plant may be sold again

By Bruce Burdett Houston, Texas-based Dynegy Inc. announced last week that it will buy Brayton Point Power Station, the coal-fired power plant at the head of Mount Hope Bay. This will be the second sale of the plant in less than a year. In a Friday press release, Dynegy said that the Brayton Point facility

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Buzzards Bay bike ride coming Oct. 5

Registration is open for the Buzzards Bay Coalition’s eighth annual Buzzards Bay Watershed Ride on Sunday, Oct. 5. Each year the Watershed Ride draws avid cyclists, casual riders, families, teams and clubs. Cyclists ages 12 and over are welcome. All funds raised from the Watershed Ride will support the Coalition’s work to protect and restore clean