TUESDAY: Trash and Recycling Plant, Art for Youths and Roger Williams

Everything to help get you through the day today on Tuesday, Oct. 9.

Weather: Rain will likely last through the day and into the night on Tuesday. Winds will be relatively heavy, with gusts reaching up to 25 mph, according to the National Weather Service.

1. The Tiverton Town Council will meet tonight at 7 p.m. at the Town Hall, 343 Highland Road

The council will discuss a proposal before the Planning Board that would expand the Eagle Road recycling facility. Click here for more information on the two-building expansion plan.

The council will also discuss its place in the future of the East Bay Energy Consortium.

2. Tiverton After School Arts (TASA) is an after school arts enrichment program available to all Tiverton children and young adults. All classes are taught by professional artists and cover all aspects of the arts. 

Classes are held in each of the elementary schools, the middle school and the high school, meet once a week for 1 and a half hours in 6-week sessions. Registration is open now for the FALL SESSION which begins Oct. 9th. Classes cost $50 and includes all fees and materials.  Limited scholarships are also available.  For more information-please email Gloria Crist: glosoul@cheerful.com

3. Get spinning with Diana today at the ABC Studio at Four Corners Fitness. Class starts at 1 p.m. and costs $15.

4. The Little Compton Boy Scouts will hold its weekly meeting today at 34 The Commons. The meeting starts at 7 p.m.

5. On this day in 1635, religious dissident Roger Williams is banished from the Massachusetts Bay Colony by the General Court of Massachusetts. Williams had spoken out against the right of civil authorities to punish religious dissension and to confiscate Indian land, according to History.com.

After leaving Massachusetts, Williams, with the assistance of the Narragansett tribe, established a settlement at the junction of two rivers near Narragansett Bay, located in present-day Rhode Island. He declared the settlement open to all those seeking freedom of conscience and the removal of the church from civil matters, and many dissatisfied Puritans came. Taking the success of the venture as a sign from God, Williams named the community "Providence."


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