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Letter: Tiverton’s library really does change lives

By   /  March 31, 2014  /  Letters to the Editor  /  No Comments

To the editor: On Monday, April 7, at the Tiverton Town Council meeting, a proclamation will be issued naming April as Tiverton Library Month, and during the third week in April, Tiverton joins with communities across the country to celebrate National Library Week, a time to remind the public about the contributions that libraries make […]

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Bees, butterflies are workshop focus

By   /  March 31, 2014  /  Things to Do  /  No Comments

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A workshop to learn about native pollinators such as bees and butterflies and ways that you can attract them to your yard or garden will be held on Saturday, April 5 at 10 a.m. The workshop will be led by Ecology Program Director Russ Hopping of The Trustees of Reservations and will take place at […]

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Edward Kaminski, 74, Tiverton

By   /  March 31, 2014  /  Obituaries  /  No Comments

Edward Kaminski, 74, of Tiverton, died on Thursday, March 27, 2014.  He was the husband of Diana Loretta (Levesque) Kaminski. Born in Passaic, New Jersey, he was the son of the late Sophie (Gay) and Peter Kaminski.  He had worked as an electronics technician for 37 years at the Naval Underwater Systems Center. He had […]

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Acoustic artist Rory Block with Marjorie Thompson, in Tiverton

By   /  March 30, 2014  /  Arts & Entertainment  /  No Comments

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Rory Block has committed her life and her career to preserving the Delta blues tradition and bringing it to life for 21st century audiences around the world. A traditionalist and an innovator at the same time, she wields a fiery and haunting guitar and a vocal style that redefines the boundaries of acoustic blues and […]

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Martin Swinger & Charlie Cover

By   /  March 29, 2014  /  Arts & Entertainment  /  No Comments

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Martin Swinger is an atypical 50-something singer-songwriter who has never stopped exploring music. Socially conscious, thought-provoking, and entertaining, Martin is celebrated for his fluid tenor voice, comfortable stage presence, and engaging delivery. WHERE: Sandywoods, 43 Muse Way, Tiverton WHEN: 7 p.m.; Saturday, March 29 COST: $10 advance, $12 at the door MORE INFO: 401/241-7349; www.sandywoodsmusic.com

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Meet your fellow farmers

By   /  March 28, 2014  /  Things to Do  /  No Comments

Westport Land Conservation Trust and the Westport Agricultural Commission will host a Meet Your Local Farmers event at Westport Grange, 931 Main Road, on Saturday, April 5, from 1-3 p.m. Kick off the 2014 growing season by meeting farmers from Westport and the surrounding area.  Learn more about locally grown products as well as farm-related […]

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Scotland’s Cantrip at Sandywoods

By   /  March 28, 2014  /  Arts & Entertainment, Things to Do  /  No Comments

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Cantrip is a trio of Scottish traditional musicians that has been stunning audiences on both sides of the Atlantic for over a decade with its driving blend of fiddle, bagpipes and guitar. Originally formed as a quartet in Edinburgh, Scotland, Cantrip takes listeners on a cultural journey, putting their own spin on each style. WHERE: […]

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Little Compton Garden Club takes top honors at Boston Flower Show

By   /  March 28, 2014  /  Home & Garden, News  /  No Comments

Little Compton Garden Club members teamed up to create this best-in-category bay window plant display.

A collection of plants nurtured by Little Compton Garden Club members for many months won prizes including best in class at the Boston Flower Show (March 12-15 at the Seaport World Trade Center ).  For their Blue Ribbon-winning entry (best in category) in the Bay Window Collection category, the club’s Horticulture Committee chose an east-facing […]

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Rep. Edwards is new House majority whip

By   /  March 27, 2014  /  Government & Politics  /  No Comments

Rep. John G. Edwards

STATE HOUSE — With the support of Speaker of the House Nicholas A. Mattiello and his colleagues in Tuesday’s Democratic caucus, Rep. John G. Edwards (D-Dist. 70, Portsmouth, Tiverton) has secured a new title: House majority whip. He will join a new slate of lawmakers who have been cemented as part of the speaker’s leadership panel, […]

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Disappointed in Felag’s pro-union vote

By   /  March 26, 2014  /  Letters to the Editor, Opinion  /  1 Comment

To the editor: I was very dismayed to learn that my Rhode Island state Senator voted to approve bill S 2290 “An Act Relating To Labor — Apprenticeship,” that will give unions in this state a deeper reach into the pockets of Rhode Island taxpayers and add another reason for businesses to stay the hell […]

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