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On Bristol waterfront, Raimondo lays out tourism plan

By   /  April 3, 2014  /  Government & Politics, News  /  1 Comment

State Treasurer and gubernatorial candidate Gina Raimondo visited Bristol's waterfront Wednesday to outline her plan to bring more tourism to Rhode Island.

If a traveler looking for his next trip Googles “best beach states,” there is nary a mention of Rhode Island. Instead, he is directed to Florida or California, and may never happen upon the Ocean State. That, according to state Treasurer and gubernatorial candidate Gina Raimondo, is a failure of the state’s marketing. “We need […]

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Letter: Tiverton priority: Lower tax growth, not a planner

By   /  April 3, 2014  /  Letters to the Editor  /  2 Comments

To the editor,  In response to the letter by Sue Costa Paschke: There are a number of people in Tiverton that are struggling with the current economy, working very hard in order to keep their homes. There are a number of homes that have been vacant for over a year near our home. These homes […]

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Sakonnet Bridge toll cap extended to May 15

By   /  April 1, 2014  /  Government & Politics  /  1 Comment

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STATE HOUSE – The General Assembly today passed legislation (2014-S 2697A) extending the date until which the Rhode Island Turnpike and Bridge Authority (RITBA) must continue using a 10-cent cap on the Sakonnet River Bridge tolls. The bill, sponsored by Sen. Louis P. DiPalma (D-Dist. 12, Middletown, Little Compton, Newport, Tiverton), was sent to the […]

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For Tiverton street committee, bumpy roads ahead

By   /  April 1, 2014  /  Government & Politics  /  No Comments

Duane Frank of Lawrence Court stands on the private, unaccepted street in front of his home and says the town should continue, as it has in the past, to plow, sand, maintain, and provide rubbish pickup, as it has in the past.

TIVERTON — First order of business for Tiverton’s rejuvenated Street Advisory Committee — bumpy little Lawrence Court. Between January and April, the panel will have met four times to ponder the 1,380-foot road that least west off Main Road south of Bulgarmarsh. And when it sorts that one out, many more wait in the wings. […]

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Westport Bass club sets Stafford Pond tourney date

By   /  April 1, 2014  /  Waterfront  /  No Comments

TIVERTON — The first, and so far only, fishing tournament announced to take place on Stafford Pond this season, is one conducted by the Bass Bums, headed by Kevin Clark of Westport. The event is scheduled for Sunday, May 18, from 6:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. The number of boats involved will be from 6 […]

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Big engines on Tiverton’s Stafford Pond stir up sediment, study says

By   /  April 1, 2014  /  Government & Politics, Waterfront  /  No Comments

Boats gather last spring shortly before 7 a. m. start time of a weekend bass fishing tourney on Stafford Pond.

  TIVERTON — High horsepower boats on Stafford Pond have an impact on the turbidity of water in Stafford Pond, and potentially impact phosphorus concentrations in its waters. So said a study about Stafford Pond water quality recently released by the Stone Bridge Fire District. The study is not conclusive, its author says, but “data are […]

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Tiverton’s Garry Plunkett wins state conservation award

By   /  April 1, 2014  /  News  /  No Comments

With Garry Plunkett, holding his award plaque, are (from left) Chris Ryan, Wayne Browning, Connie Lima, Ginger Lacy, his wife Ginny Plunkett (to Mr. Plunkett's left), Brian Janes, Nancy Weinstein, and Mike Shand.

TIVERTON  — Conservation activist Garry Plunkett was honored Saturday, March 8, by the Rhode Island Land Trust Council as the 2014 recipient of the Peter Merritt Award for Land Conservation. The award was conferred at the 11th Annual Land & Water Conservation Summit held at the University of Rhode Island. It is given annually to […]

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James J. Simonetti, 48, Tiverton

By   /  March 31, 2014  /  Obituaries  /  No Comments

James Joseph Simonetti 48, of Tiverton, passed away on Thursday, March 27, 2014.  Born in Fall River, he was the son of Mary “Mae” (Bettencourt) Simonetti of Tiverton and the late James Edward Simonetti. A graduate of the Culinary Arts Program at Johnson and Wales, he was an executive chef in the restaurant industry. In […]

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Carol Ann Pizio, formerly of Tiverton

By   /  March 31, 2014  /  Obituaries  /  No Comments

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Carol Ann Pizio (Taylor), wife of Roger Paul Pizio, entered into rest Saturday, March 29, 2014. Born in Fall River, Mass on July 24, 1945, she was the daughter of Noman Taylor (deceased) and Emma I Taylor (Hambly) of Aiken, SC. Educated in schools in Tiverton and Fall River, she received her bachelor’s degree from […]

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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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