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TIVERTON — The Financial Town Hearing on May 3 laid bare some of the assumptions and conclusions made by the budgeters, especially the budget put on the ballot by repeat budget petitioner Justin Katz. Proponents for each budget were allowed a few minutes each to make presentations on behalf of the budget each was putting forward. But when the public rose to have its say, many cut loose, with repeated opposition and sharp critiques of petitioner’s budget #2. more
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 — A major land acquisition, that is likely to have far-reaching consequences for the Town of Little Compton, was agreed to last weekend by the Little Compton Agricultural Conservancy Trust (*the Ag Trust") and Daniel and Fulton Pontes, whose family have owned the parcel for generations. What is now a working corn field, just yards from town center, could transition in years to come into a passive recreational area — with trails, walking and bike paths — it's up to the Ag Trust. more
LITTLE COMPTON — While affordable housing is off the table as a possible use for the 63-acre property just acquired by the Little Compton Agricultural Conservancy Trust, which by its charter cannot develop property it acquires, it’s very much on the minds of town leaders. more
TIVERTON — By a vote of 5-2, Susan Gill was reappointed Monday, April 9, by the Tiverton town council to a one-year term as Tiverton planning board administrative officer (AO). Her prior term was set to expire April 17. more
PORTSMOUTH/TIVERTON — Like any state that’s been around for 350 years, Rhode Island has amassed its fair share of outdated, obsolete or downright archaic legislation. House Majority … more
Sen. James A. Seveney (D-Dist. 11-Portsmouth, Bristol, Tiverton) has introduced legislation that would ban “bump stocks” on semi-automatic firearms. A bump stock is an attachment that … more
TIVERTON — The Tiverton Town Council voted to appoint three new members of the town budget committee at its regular meeting Monday night, Oct. 23: Michael C. DeCotis, Jennifer Joslyn, and David J. Paul. more
TIVERTON — The Town of Tiverton is attempting to bring a halt to a motocross and all-terrain vehicle track and trails at 691 Brayton Road, and to that end has filed a lawsuit against Raymond E. Johnson and a company called Camaco Holdings. Both hold ownership or managing interests in the approximately 43-acre Brayton Road site which hosts the activities. Complaints about the activity and the noise it generates have been made to the town by neighbors, Tiverton Town Administrator Paul McGreevy said. more
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. more
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