Motocross park suffers narrow defeat

TIVERTON — A proposed amendment to the Tiverton zoning ordinance, that would have allowed the installation of a motocross park at 691 Brayton Road, failed to get a majority of votes from the Tiverton Town Council on April 9, so it was in effect defeated.
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Tiverton man shot by police released from hospital

TIVERTON — A Tiverton man, Scott W. Banville, 44, who was shot by police at 11:34 last Wednesday night at his home while wielding a 50 caliber rifle during a domestic dispute, was released from Rhode Island Hospital Sunday night after treatment for his injuries.

Monday morning bank robbery called ‘brazen’

TIVERTON — Tiverton police, using social media and working with Dartmouth police and other departments in the area, are searching for the man who pulled off an early morning bank robbery Monday at the Bank Newport branch located at 614 Main Road in Tiverton.

Alden Hill, Raveis merge Westport real estate offices.

David Enstone, managing partner of William Raveis Real Estate, of Rhode Island and Southeastern Mass., announces the merger of the Alden Hill Real Estate, Inc., of Westport with Raveis’ Westport …

Tiverton bank branch robbed Monday

Tiverton Police issued the following bulletin Monday ... Today at 9:21 a.m., the Bank Newport branch located at 614 Main Road was robbed by an individual who passed a note demanding money. The …

Saving that village view — Westport moves to protect ‘iconic’ piece of Central Village farmland

Westport is pushing forward with efforts to save part of a most visible farm field along Main Road in the Central Village. A section of Wood Farm and owned by James W. Wood, the lot in question is …

Vestas 11th Hour Racing dismasted after rounding Cape Horn

More bad news for Vestas 11th Hour Racing in the Volvo Ocean Race. A day after rounding Cape Horn and surviving one of the most difficult Southern ocean passages in memory, the boat skippered by …
Obituaries
Ellen Janice McHugh, 69, of Westport

Ellen Janice McHugh, age 69, of Westport, Mass., passed away Saturday, April 7, at home with her loving family by her side. Ellen was born in Buffalo, N.Y., on Oct. 30, 1948, daughter of Edward …

Ernest J. Santos, 86, of Westport

Charlene R. Wood, 77, of Westport

Adeline Morris, Bristol

Jonathan B. O’Brien, 79, Westport and Providence

Audrey Jane Lekom Jackson, Westport

Elizabeth Ann Fitton, 77, Westport

Edna R. Machamer, 93, Westport

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