Tiverton FD staffing crisis reaches tipping point

One day after a staffing shortage forced the temporary closure of one of Tiverton’s three fire stations, the Tiverton Town Council voted at an emergency meeting Saturday to increase starting …
Tiverton plans new three-acre residential zoning district
The Tiverton Planning Board is proposing a major re-write of the town’s residential zoning map, including the elimination of the … Read More
Tiverton teen earns bronze in Jiu-Jitsu grappling
A Tiverton girl recently won a bronze medal at the North American Grappling Association (NAGA) Kids World Championships in Morristown, … Read More
E-bikes bill allows some, bans others
The State of Rhode Island recently moved one step closer to a law that would regulate electric bicycles on all state properties, … Read More
Little Compton preps for Town Meeting
Little Compton voters will be asked next week to approve a recommended budget of $17.7 million for FY 2025, an increase of $213,127 … Read More
Little Compton Church welcomes interim pastor
A writer, teacher, lecturer and highly regarded religious leader who has led seven churches in 50 years, including four in which she … Read More
Tiverton police logs: Multiple drug arrests this week
Monday, May 6 An animal complaint came in from Mill Street at 10:21 a.m., and another from the Longplex complex at 4:17 p.m. … Read More
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Sports
RIDEM stock ponds in anticipation of 2024 trout season A rite of spring as much as any other, Opening Day of the 2024 trout season is set for Saturday, April 13, and the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management has stocked more than 100 …
RI Hockey Hall of Fame unveils Class of 2024   The names of five local hockey greats who represent the RI Hockey Hall of Fame’s Class of 2024 were unveiled recently between periods of the Providence Bruins-Hershey Bears …
Opinion
Letter: Fishing is a problem at Nanaquaket Bridge, too

Regarding t he article on fishing restrictions from April 9 (Anglers balk at fishing restrictions proposed in Tiverton), the Town of Tiverton definitely needs to take action and start imposing and …

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Letter: Don’t pull up the tracks — reconnect rail line

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