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Michael Johnson with Lori Diamond & Fred Abatelli at Sandywoods

Michael Johnson with Lori Diamond & Fred Abatelli at Sandywoods

Michael Johnson, a veteran troubadour in every sense of the word, is perhaps best known for his 1978 hit “Bluer Than Blue” and for his chart-topping country songs “Give Me Wings” and “The Moon Is Still Over Her Shoulder.” Michael’s latest album, an intimate mix of folk, jazz, romance, and nostalgia, shows a songwriter and

The Tiverton Water tower, shown here at the top of Pocasset Hill (elevation slightly above 300 feet), stores water used by the North Tiverton Fire District.

Water supply questions raised for Tiverton Glen

TIVERTON — Officials at the two private water authorities in town — the North Tiverton Fire District and the Stone Bridge Fire District — cannot say whether there would be adequate water to fight a major fire in one of the estimated 20 buildings being proposed by Carpionato Development Group for the massive Tiverton Glen

5 Hillside Ave., Barrington

Open houses planned around East Bay

The following open houses are scheduled in towns throughout the East Bay this weekend: Barrington 33 Meadowbrook Drive — Sunday, March 22, 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. Ranch, 3, 2, $549,000. Residential Properties, Ceci Sartor, 401-245-9600. 5 Hillside Ave. — Sunday, March 22, 12-1:30 p.m. Cape, 3, 2.5, $395,000. Residential Properties Janet Maloy, 401-245-9600. 14

Stafford Pond

DEM hearing to focus on freshwater boat ramps

The state Department of Environmental Management’s Division of Fish & Wildlife will hold a public workshop and hearing in Providence on Monday, March 30 to discuss proposed changes in permit rules for large group activities such as fishing tournaments at freshwater boat ramps. The rules have been a topic of discussion in Tiverton given the

51 Rhode Island Blvd., Portsmouth

Off the Market: Homes sold around East Bay

The following properties have changed hands recently in towns across the East Bay: Portsmouth 51 Rhode Island Blvd. — $315,000 34 King Phillip St. — $280,000 Tiverton 18 Randolph Ave. — $1,972 45 Lucy Ave. — $152,000 1413 Crandal Road — $185,000 35 Bourne Ave. — $178,000 41 Charles Drive #5 — $180,000 Westport 39-E

Editorial: Prescription for trouble

The details of a home invasion in a quiet Westport neighborhood last week suggest a state medical marijuana system run amok. Voters approved medical marijuana sales in 2012 and, going on three years later, there is still no network of dispensaries and apparently far too little control over growers, sellers, customers and prescribers. There are,

Letter: Tiverton shouldn’t change its plan to please developer

To the editor: The proposed Tiverton Glen development presents a number of concerns for many, especially those who value Tiverton’s small-town nature. More troubling is the process attempting to circumvent the town’s defining Comprehensive Plan to permit this specific development. The facts are clear. Tiverton Glen is a 60-plus-acre development that indisputably runs counter to

Charles O. Lapre, 83, Tiverton

Charles O. Lapre, 83, of Tiverton, husband of the late Lillian (Rogers) Lapre and the father of the late Charles R. Lapre, died Sunday, March 15, 2015. He operated the former Charles O. Lapre Excavating Co. for many years and enjoyed traveling and visiting family and friends. He leaves grandchildren, Elizabeth Wood and her spouse