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This letter has been updated 7/19/15 by the author To the editor: Recently the Tiverton Planning Board took it upon themselves to illicitly rewrite entire sections of our Community Plan with so-called "amendments" that harmfully alter … more
TIVERTON — A seat on Tiverton's nine-member Planning Board may be the hottest ticket in town. Three three-year positions (to be appointed by the town council) are open, and already seven applicants have filed. An eighth has indicated serious … more
TIVERTON — As the town readies for a second round of Town Council hearings on the Tiverton Glen project next week, a flurry of paperwork is descending upon Town Hall, and plans appear underway to encourage attendance at the hearing. The … more
TIVERTON — Twin River Worldwide Holdings (Twin River), the people who want to bring a "convenience casino" to Tiverton, is getting ready for a big date with the Tiverton Town Council sometime this fall, probably in October. Its goal is to pave … more
TIVERTON — It was as passionate an outpouring of public opinion as this town has seen in at least a decade. Over 500 citizens (estimated by Tiverton Fire Chief Robert Lloyd) turned out Tuesday night for a Town Council hearing in the high … more
Barrington wants your opinion on natural disasters and downtown parking. Town officials have uploaded two surveys to the town website — one is titled "Natural hazards — impacts, issues and concerns" and the other is called "Parking in … more
Town Council hearings on proposed changes set for 7 p.m. Monday, July 7 in Tiverton High School Auditorium   TIVERTON — Carpionato Group, the developer that wants to build a 63.4 acre Tiverton Glen project between Souza Road and Route 24, is … more
TIVERTON — The massive Tiverton Glen project goes to back-to-back separate public hearings in front of the Tiverton Town Council on Tuesday, July 7 at 7 p.m. in the Tiverton High School Auditorium. One hearing, separately noticed, is to … more
TIVERTON — Organized opposition to locating a casino in Tiverton is taking shape. A website entitled "No Tiverton Casino" (, and a Facebook page by the same name have surfaced in recent weeks. The Tiverton man … more
A Warren man has turned a never-ending problem into a business opportunity, thanks to a bit of keen observation and help from his best friend, Jack. For years, James Rimoshytus’ yellow lab Jack has shed something fierce on his firefighter’s … more
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