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By Tom Killin Dalglish tdalglish@eastbaynewspapers.com TIVERTON — Tiverton has a new town administrator. He is Paul E. McGreevy, 57, of Newport, and he starts with the town on Monday, … more
TIVERTON —Just 321 Tiverton voters, out of a total of 12,809 registered voters in town, cast their ballots during Saturday's 2017 Financial Town Referendum (FTR), to approve a total town and school budget for the next fiscal year (FY-18). Because the budget measure on the ballot, formally titled "Budget Committee's Budget Proposal," was the only budget on the ballot, the 2.5 % of the electors who voted approvingly didn't have much choice. more
LITTLE COMPTON — Carolyn's Sakonnet Vineyard's lawyers left last Wednesday's Little Compton Agricultural Conservancy Trust (Ag Trust) meeting with recommended approval for fewer than half the concerts they had sought — 14 instead of 31. 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
TIVERTON — A Superior Court judge has denied an attempt by four petitioners to place a proposed electors' petition budget proposal on the ballot for the May 20 Financial Town Referendum (FTR). As a result, it appears that there will be just one budget discussed at the Financial Town Hearing Thursday May 4 at 7 p.m. in the Tiverton Middle School Cafetorium, and one budget on the FTR ballot — the one put forth by the Tiverton Budget Committee. more
Just when it appeared that all the drama had been drained from Town Hall chambers last Thursday by the Board of Canvassers' vote invalidating the elector's petition budget (see separate story), town resident and elector Mike Burk dropped a two-page complaint against the Budget Committee budget on the canvasser's desk. more
TIVERTON — In a nearly packed Town Hall last Thursday night residents debated two budgets — their validity, not their numbers. The occasion was a meeting of the Board of Canvassers (see separate story), which had to decide whether, under the town charter, an electors' petition budget should be placed on the ballot for the May 20 Financial Town Referendum. more
TIVERTON — On the eve of Thursday’s Tiverton Financial Town Hearing (7 p.m. in the Middle School Cafetorium), there is no clarity as this paper goes to press about how many, or which, FY-18 budget or budgets, town voters will debate at the hearing, or choose from when they go to the ballot box at the Financial Town Referendum (FTR) on May 20. more
TIVERTON — Tiverton's budget opponents went to Newport County Superior Court Tuesday to debate their differences. After about an hour of argument before Judge Brian Van Couyghen, they were told to … more
TIVERTON — Pre-trial proceedings in the 58-count misdemeanor prosecution of Tiverton Police Lieutenant Timothy Panell were again — for the fifth time — postponed at a hearing April 13 , to reconvene on Thursday June 1. The in-court proceedings, and documents revealed in the court file, show that the discovery afforded both sides in the case is massive, and may account for much of the delay. more
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