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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. more
LITTLE COMPTON — Two Little Compton men have been charged with drug offenses, one dating back to December 15, 2017, the details regarding which were withheld by police for "investigative purposes" until this week. Police did not say that the two incidents were related, but did however release news of the charges at the same time. more
Westport softball gains experience in loss to Holbrook Despite getting whooped by Holbrook 21-3 in the second game of the season, the Westport High School softball team held their heads up high as … more
TIVERTON — A man suspected of committing a robbery of the north Tiverton branch of Bank Newport on April 2 was arrested Monday in Bristol. Cody Toolis, 27, of Fall River, was thereafter arraigned in District Court in Newport on charges of 2nd degree robbery, and is being held as a fugitive on separate Massachusetts charges, said Tiverton Police Chief Patrick Jones Monday night. more
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. more
WESTPORT — Westport High School baseball team collected 11 hits as the team began their season with a 16-3 win over the Bristol Aggie Chieftains in a non-league home opener at the high school on … more
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. more
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 … more
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 … more
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 … more
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