Tiverton (United States)

Type: City
Name: Tiverton (United States)
Country: United States
Latitude: 41.650002
Longitude: -71.199997
population: 19,432
First reported Jul 27 2014 - Updated Jul 27 2014 - 1 reports

Edward Fitzpatrick: Rhode Island gave a ‘momentum boost’ to marriage equality drive

The law legalizing same-sex marriage in Rhode Island went into effect nearly one year ago, on Aug. 1, and we can now see clearly how Little Rhody fits into a larger shift in public opinion and policy.Rhode Island was the 10th state to legalize same-sex ... [Published Providence Journal - Jul 27 2014]
First reported Jul 25 2014 - Updated Jul 25 2014 - 1 reports

Settlement talks begin in Sakonnet River Bridge toll lawsuit

TIVERTON — Settlement talks have begun in the lawsuit to stop the tolls on the Sakonnet River Bridge, according to legal filings disclosed on Thursday.Now that those talks have started, Tiverton has renewed its request to be part of the initial lawsuit ... [Published Herald News - Jul 25 2014]
First reported Jul 24 2014 - Updated Jul 24 2014 - 1 reports

Tiverton lawyer appointed to bridge authority

Richard Humphrey, a noted trial attorney who practices law in Tiverton, was recently appointed to the board of directors of the Rhode Island Turnpike and Bridge Authority.Governor Lincoln Chafee appointed Humphrey to a four-year term that began on July ... [Published Jamestown Press - Jul 24 2014]
First reported Jul 17 2014 - Updated Jul 17 2014 - 1 reports

The Weekly Round-up: July 17–23

Five can't-miss events of the week.By Newport Black Ships FestivalCelebrate 150 years of solid trade relations between the United States and Japan by immersing yourself in authentic Japanese culture. Guests can enjoy an array of cultural and artistic ... [Published Rhode Island Monthly - Jul 17 2014]
First reported Jul 11 2014 - Updated Jul 11 2014 - 1 reports

Robert M. Levesque, 68, Tiverton

Robert M. Levesque, 68, of Tiverton, formerly of Fall River, son of the late William and Rita (Morin) Levesque, died Sunday, July 6, 2014.A construction worker for many years and member of Local 610, Laborers International Union of North America, he enjoyed ... [Published Sakonnet Times - Jul 11 2014]
First reported Jul 09 2014 - Updated Jul 09 2014 - 1 reports

Sakonnet River Bridge tolls are gone, but the fight goes on

TIVERTON — The tolls are gone on the Sakonnet River Bridge, but the fight over them continues.Toll opponents will ask the Rhode Island Turnpike and Bridge Authority to dismantle the gantry and the equipment shed that held the automatic tolling equipment ... [Published Wicked Local Boston - Jul 09 2014]
First reported Jul 07 2014 - Updated Jul 07 2014 - 1 reports

Letter: Get some Declaration of Independence education

I would like to thank the stalwart (and soggy) 20 who came to read the Declaration of Independence at the old Stone Bridge in Tiverton on Independence Day.Although we were few in number, I think all of us were still moved by the words written by our Founding ... [Published Wicked Local Westport - Jul 07 2014]
First reported Jul 03 2014 - Updated Jul 03 2014 - 1 reports

A celebration of independence

PORTSMOUTH — To Anne B. Wagner of Portsmouth, Friday’s celebration of Independence Day is more than fireworks and picnics.“They are all well and good,” she said of the ways many Aquidneck Islanders will mark the holiday. “It also serves as a little reminder ... [Published Newport Daily News - Jul 03 2014]
First reported Jun 29 2014 - Updated Jun 29 2014 - 1 reports

Tiverton's history is told in small cemeteries townwide

TIVERTON — It’s one small slice of Tiverton history, from the Revolution to the Civil War, when the fashions of death favored small family burial plots.But that left its mark, 85 in all — historic cemeteries hidden in all the forgotten corners of town, ... [Published Herald News - Jun 29 2014]
First reported Jun 21 2014 - Updated Jun 21 2014 - 1 reports

Toll opponents savor victory on Sakonnet Bridge

“The people did this, not the politicians,” says Jim Lipe of the elimination of the Sakonnet River Bridge toll. Photo by Jim McGaw.PORTSMOUTH — Jim Lipe was already one of the most vocal opponents of a toll on the Sakonnet River Bridge. But one day, while ... [Published Sakonnet Times - Jun 21 2014]
First reported Jun 19 2014 - Updated Jun 19 2014 - 1 reports

Food | RI’s Best Ice Cream

Five-hundred years BCE, it started by pouring grape juice over snow. In a way, a very early form of Del’s Lemonade. Or the wine cooler, perhaps! The problem, of course, was what to do in the summer, when snow was harder to come by. The treat was so tasty ... [Published GoLocalProv - Jun 19 2014]
First reported May 12 2014 - Updated May 12 2014 - 1 reports

Letter: For once, let’s help taxpayers’ rainy day fund

To the editor:By the latest information available from the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics, the unemployment rate in Tiverton was 9.8% in March.  The comparable number for Rhode Island is 9.1%.  (These aren’t seasonally adjusted, so they are different ... [Published East Bay Newspapers - May 12 2014]

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"We don’t have to win within the borders of every state. But we have to win enough states to show the courts that the country is ready."
Peggy said: "Relatives from America have visited looking for their roots in Cullompton. One of the family in Cullompton has also visited America, stayed with relatives and met the Mayor of Ellicott City – there is a cemetery just for Ellicotts there"
...Kavinoky, Executive Director of Transportation and Infrastructure at the U S Chamber of Commerce said she welcomed the proposal and called for a "constructive conversation in finding a way to fund the investment necessary for our highways, highway safety, and public transportation. A well-designed, modern infrastructure enables the business activity that leads to economic growth, which is exactly why predictable, sustainable, growing sources of revenue are needed to support the federal Highway Trust Fund." Associated General Contractors CEO Stephen Sandherr : “This proposal provides the kind of long-term funding solutions that virtually every independent...
"The extraordinary young men and women being honored for the 50th anniversary of the Presidential Scholars have excelled in their educational, artistic and civic pursuits. They show all of us that when students challenge themselves and commit themselves to excellence, the results can be astounding. These scholars will help move our country forward and will have a lasting impact on their families, communities, and on our society. They represent the potential of all young citizens to lift up America."

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Edward Fitzpatrick: Rhode Island gave a ‘moment... [Published Providence Journal - Jul 27 2014]
Settlement talks begin in Sakonnet River Bridge... [Published Herald News - Jul 25 2014]
Tiverton lawyer appointed to bridge authority [Published Jamestown Press - Jul 24 2014]
The Weekly Round-up: July 17–23 [Published Rhode Island Monthly - Jul 17 2014]
Robert M. Levesque, 68, Tiverton [Published Sakonnet Times - Jul 11 2014]
OBITUARIES 7-10-14 [Published Herald News - Jul 10 2014]
Sakonnet River Bridge tolls are gone, but the f... [Published Wicked Local Boston - Jul 09 2014]
Letter: Get some Declaration of Independence ed... [Published Wicked Local Westport - Jul 07 2014]
A celebration of independence [Published Newport Daily News - Jul 03 2014]
Cully project uncovers mill story and USA link [Published Mid Devon Gazette - Jul 02 2014]
Tiverton's history is told in small cemeteries ... [Published Herald News - Jun 29 2014]
Turbine controversy [Published Chagford Today - Jun 25 2014]
Bipartisan Senate Duo Proposes Federal Gas Tax ... [Published Council of State Governments - Jun 22 2014]
Toll opponents savor victory on Sakonnet Bridge [Published Sakonnet Times - Jun 21 2014]
Food | RI’s Best Ice Cream [Published GoLocalProv - Jun 19 2014]
Greg Waradzin: Why are all Rhode Islanders payi... [Published Providence Journal - Jun 17 2014]
Letter: For once, let’s help taxpayers’ rainy d... [Published East Bay Newspapers - May 12 2014]
141 Students from Across the Country Named 2014... [Published ED.gov - May 05 2014]
Preston Swafford named chief nuclear officer, p... [Published Plant Engineering and Maintenance - Feb 27 2014]
When Irish wines are smiling [Published Newport Daily News - Feb 15 2014]
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