House Hunt: 23 open houses this weekend

Barrington 18 Great Road, Sunday, Oct. 22, 11 am-12:30 pm, Colonial, 4, 3, $799,000, Residential Properties, Tracey Orchard, 401-245-9600 24 Bay Road, Sunday, Oct. 22, 1-2:30 pm, Colonial, 5, …
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Grinnell's Beach playground equipment: Where’d it go?

TIVERTON — Some have wondered what happened to the playground equipment that used to be installed at the just-renovated Grinnell's Beach. Councilor Randy Lebeau posed the question at last week's council meeting, saying "somebody came to me today and asked me about a swing set" at the beach, or a soccer area. He didn't know anything about it, Mr. Lebeau said. And a letter writer (Jon Kemp, of Tiverton, see page 6) lamented the passage of the days when there were swings and slides at the beach for children of all ages to enjoy.

Charter complaint re-ignites Katz budget fight with Tiverton schools

TIVERTON — A Tiverton Municipal Court hearing on a charter complaint — that promises to be anything but routine — has been postponed to Thursday, Nov. 9, at 7 p.m in the Community Room of the new Tiverton Library. The hearing had originally been set for this Thursday, Oct. 19, at 7 p.m., but at the request of the school committee and the four of its members named in the complaint, a postponement was granted late Tuesday, Oct. 18 by Municipal Court Judge James A. Donnelly Jr., to allow the parties more time to prepare.

Impact of storm beach damage at South Shore Beach still unclear

LITTLE COMPTON — Official estimates of damage done by recent storms Jose and Maria to Little Compton's South Shore Beach have yet to be made. However, Town Council President Robert Mushen, from out-of-town while traveling, said "the beach condition now is approximately what it typically is in the spring." Mr. Mushen referred queries to the beach commission, whose chairman. Bill Ryan, could not be reached despite several calls.

In Tiverton: Grinnell's Beach to get some sail shade

TIVERTON — The Tiverton Town Council last Tuesday night, Oct. 10, approved a contract to provide some real shade for Grinnell's Beach beach goers next season. It awarded a $47,000 contract for the construction of a "sail shade" area at the beach to Probuilt Designs, LLC, of Marshfield, Massachusetts.

Finally: $1.8 M Tiverton abutment rehab set to go

TIVERTON — Despite a last minute hitch, the Tiverton Town Council last Tuesday approved the award of a base $1.8 million contract to the John Rocchio Corporation of Smithfield to rehabilitate the Stone Bridge Abutment.
Obituaries
Quentin A. Sanford, 88, Westport

Quentin Abbott Sanford, 88, passed away October 8, 2017, surrounded by his family. He was the husband of the late Beatrice R. Sanford. They had been married 59 years. He was the owner of Handy …

Kenneth Davol Langley, 75, Tiverton

Constance Medeiros, 77, of Tiverton

Paul Aime Giroux, 94, Tiverton

Wealther Mae Ericson, 97

Kathleen Ann (Burtt) Kocon, 71, Portsmouth

Evelyn M. McBroom, 82, Tiverton

Susan Jean Latinville, 52, Tiverton

Sports
Tiverton zoners nix multiple Longplex signs

TIVERTON — The Longplex sports complex on Industrial Way went to the Tiverton Zoning Board of Review (ZBR) for a hearing on August 2, asking for six signs, two of them huge, to be erected at the athletic facility’s site. It left the hearing with just one sign approved by the zoners.

Vast Tiverton sports center takes shape

Gallery: East Providence-Tiverton girls' tennis

Youngster wins 15th In Step for Autism Road Race

THS names 2017 Athletics Hall of Fame inductees

Things to Do
Will Warren pumpkins squash world record? Today's the day

Pumpkin growers from across New England will be chasing a world record when they converge on Frerichs Farm Saturday for the Southern New England Giant Pumpkin Growers’ annual weigh-off, …

’Shellstock’ — concert for clams etc. — is Oct. 15

Paul Cuffe: Following His Footsteps, 200 years later

Let them eat zucchini bread

Tiverton seniors sew — and reap — big profits

Opinion
Editorial: Flu fibbers

That early onset flu tactic is neither as clever nor amusing as the Warwick teacher union seems to think. All towns around should be most interested spectators to this sick-out charade since a …

Letter: Where is the Grinnell Beach playground? 

Letter: We can all do something to stop domestic violence

Letter: Gun violence — Let’s face it, at present there is no solution

Letter: Help sent THS hoops champs to Disney World

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