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Except for a hearing July 21 in the high school , Tiverton Town Hall will  be the scene for multiple hearings on Monday nights in July.

Tiverton payroll: Top five earned $100,000-plus

Tiverton payroll: Top five earned $100,000-plus

TIVERTON — Five Tiverton employees earned more than $100,000 in 2014, town payroll records indicate. Three of those five work for the School Department, the other two were a police officer and firefighter. Ten of the top 25 earners were firefighters, nine work for the School Department and one for the Department of Public Works.

Aerial view of Carolyn's Sakonnet Vineyard, Little Compton.

TV series focuses on vineyards, nurseries here

A vineyard and some nurseries here will among the farms in the spotlight in the television series “Harvesting Rhode Island” that begins Sunday, March 22. Among the episodes are two with a local focus: ● Grape Expectations – Carolyn’s Sakonnet Vineyards, the oldest vineyard in New England, is located in Little Compton, and owned by

2 Bayview Ave., Portsmouth

Off the Market: Homes sold around East Bay

The following properties in towns around the East Bay have changed hands in recent weeks: Barrington 11 Surrey Road — $675,000 2 Deep Meadow Road — $730,000 6 Knapton St. — $275,000 East Providence 201 Wilson Ave. — $319,900 75 Boyden Blvd. — $228,000 122-124 Walnut St. — $136,000 128 Centre St. — $295,000 239

Planning board Vice-Chairman Stu Hardy (left), Chairman Steve Hughes, and administrative officer Kate Michaud, and others of the committee, presided at a December meeting about Tiverton Glen. Photo by Tom Killin Dalglish

Without lawyer, Tiverton planning board postpones meeting

TIVERTON — The town council Monday night voted 4-3 to tell the Tiverton Planning Board that it would not have legal counsel for a public hearing Tuesday night on the Tiverton Glen project. The council’s vote included a recommendation that the planning board postpone its hearing to a later date. Reacting to the council’s action,

Partners Village Store at 685 Main Road, Westport.

Partners Village Store changes hands

Partners Village Store is under the new ownership of Westport resident Lydia Sweetser Gollner.  The popular retail business and café will remain at its current location at 865 Main Road in Westport. “Since 1979, Partners Village Store has been under the caring and capable management of Nancy Crosby and Jan Hall serving Westport and the


Portsmouth moves ahead with Stone Bridge plan

PORTSMOUTH — Despite concerns over potential costs, the Town Council Monday night voted unanimously to study the feasibility of renovating the old Stone Bridge for use as a neighborhood recreation area. Council Vice President James Seveney had proposed the idea, saying the Portsmouth abutment could be an asset to the community if major improvements were made.

Dean Warren Melcher, 57, Tiverton

Dean Warren Melcher, 57, of Tiverton, passed away at home on Friday, Feb. 13, 2015. He was the husband of Nancy Annette Melcher. Born in Newport, he was a son of the late George S. Melcher and the late Eleanor Melcher. He attended Tiverton High School. Dean was inducted into the Army at age 17