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Carpionato changes Tiverton Glen tax-exempt claim

TIVERTON — The Carpionato Group has changed the designation of the components of the Tiverton Glen project for which it intends to seek tax-exempt status. The developers have enlarged the designation, from only “offices,” to also include “hotel components of the proposed development.” By letter to the planning board dated Feb. 3, Carpionato attorney Thomas

Crane tips over in Tiverton, smashes car

TIVERTON — It was Wednesday, Feb. 18, a little after 9:30 a.m. The Dollar General store at 567 Main Road had only been open less than a week, and Wendy Ferreira, its assistant manager, was working inside. That was when another employee came up to her, and told her, “you don’t want to look outside.”

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Off the Market: Homes sold around East Bay

The following properties have changed hands recently in the East Bay: East Providence 40 Booth Ave. — $169,900 6 Cushman Ave. — $1 18 Bicknell Ave. — $245,000 41 Wellington St. — $78,000 445 N. Broadway — $114,000 150 Pavilion Ave. — $269,000 175 Wampanoag Trail — $120,000 77 Leonard Ave. — $165,000 74-76 Ingraham

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Man loses aerial drone over Sakonnet Bridge

Here are some highlights from the Portsmouth police report from over the past week. Thursday, Feb. 12 A 68-year-old Fall River man told police that he had lost his unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), or drone, which he had been flying from the Sakonnet River Bridge bike path. The man said he lost contact with the

Letter: Mall backers would ruin Tiverton plan, zoning

To the editor: Carpionato is proposing radical amendments to the Tiverton Comprehensive Community Plan to accomodate its 66-acre mega-development. They’ve rewritten entire clauses to suit their wants. They’re out to create a “large-scale mixed-use development zone” that will completely divide north/south Tiverton, while wreaking havoc on local businesses and traffic. Fish Road has hundreds of


Federal farming grants offered

The RI Department of Environmental Management announces that $150,000 in farm grant funding is available for projects that enhance the competitiveness of specialty crops grown in Rhode Island. The funds are from the US Department of Agriculture’s Specialty Crop Block Grant program. Specialty crops are defined by this program as fruits and vegetables, dried fruit,