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TIVERTON — Blasting at the site of the Twin River Tiverton Casino-Hotel is set to end by next weekend, Friday, August 4th. This is as anticipated, said Andy Dufore, North Division Manager of Maine Drilling & Blasting, the company that is managing the blasting for Twin River. more
LITTLE COMPTON — A series of court actions between Wednesday and Friday last week have slammed a lid on loud and heavily-trafficked activities and weddings at the Stone House. A Superior Court order states that the Stone House is precluded "from conducting weddings, receptions, or other special events for the foreseeable future, including the ones scheduled for this weekend." more
LITTLE COMPTON — The Little Compton Town Council last Thursday night voted unanimously to grant entertainment licenses to Carolyn's Sakonnet Vineyard (CSV) for "up to 14 concerts" on deed-restricted land and for "up to 14 [other] entertainment events" (understood to be mainly weddings) this summer on non-deed-restricted land. The council proceedings took all of 17 minutes, before an estimated 130-140 mostly local spectators, who crammed into extra chairs and benches in the Town Hall council chambers, stood along the walls and in the hallway outside. more
LITTLE COMPTON —Parking in open grassy fields has become such an issue at Carolyn's Sakonnet Vineyard that some contend it represents a violation of town zoning regulations. It's also creating a challenge to the preservation of agricultural and conservation values at the vineyard. more
TIVERTON — Tiverton’s town-supported weekly curbside trash pickup system could soon be replaced by a fee-based system and higher costs for residents’ trash disposal. It’s one answer … more
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