Tuesday, August 14, 2012
Samples from a central Tiverton mosquito trap tested positive for Eastern Equine Encephalitis, DEM announced today.
The state Department of Environmental Management announced today that test results from a mosquito sample from central Tiverton tested positive for Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE). This is the first positive report of EEE identified in Rhode Island this year, although it is presumed likely to be present in other areas of the state. The positive EEE result was from a Culiseta species that feeds almost exclusively on birds. The positive finding came from mosquitoes trapped by DEM staff on Aug. 6 and tested at the state Department of Health (HEALTH) laboratory. The results were confirmed today. As a result, DEM will be setting extra mosquito traps across the East Bay area. In Rhode Island EEE has only been found in mosquito species that …
Friday, August 3, 2012
Five things to keep in mind on Friday in Tiverton and Little Compton.
TGIF. Today is a perfect day to head to the beach to unwind after a week of work. Skies will be mostly sunny, with high temperatures reaching for 90 degrees. Overnight isolated showers and thunderstorms will roll in, according to the National Weather Service. 1. A Little Compton reader is reaching out after her 6-year-old chocolate lab, Ginger, went missing last week. Ginger was last seen wandering near Pottersville and Mullin Hill roads in Little Compton, but could be much farther by now, her owners warned. Ginger is wearing a bright red collar with no identification tags and she has a bent tail. If you find her, call Maureen at 635-8352 or 835-4957, or contact Patch. 2. Tiverton Library Services presents John Tierney and Burt the …
Thursday, August 2, 2012
Everything you need to know today in Tiverton and Little Compton.
Weather: Be prepared for scattered showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 1 p.m. The threat of thunderstorms will last through 7 p.m. 1. It's Thursday night at Sakonnet Vineyards. Summer Music Nights are held every thursday from 6 to 8 p.m. at Sakonnet Vineyards, weather permitting. $10 carload. Enjoy a wonderful evening on the lawn with live musci and food available from the Coop Cafe. Bring a blanket or chair; no outside alcohol permitted. 2. Head over to The Black Goose Cafe for office hours with your local editor, Erin Tiernan. I'll be hanging out sipping coffee and typing away from noon until 2 p.m., so don't hesitate to head over for a chat over a cup of coffee. 3. Are you a political candidate in the upcoming election? Tiverton…
Wednesday, August 1, 2012
The Rhode Island Department of Health issued a warning to consumers Tuesday afternoon.
Wednesday, August 1, 2012
The Rhode Island Department of Health Tuesday afternoon issued a warning to consumers that they should not eat Calico Bean Salad purchased from the salad bar at Stop & Shop Supermarkets between July 18 and July 26, 2012. Stop & Shop has voluntarily recalled the product, following a recall by Costa Fruit & Produce, because it may potentially be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. Consumers who purchased Calico Bean Salad from Stop & Shop during this time period should discard any unused product and bring their purchase receipt to the Stop & Shop store from which the product was purchased for a full refund. Symptoms of listeriosis can include high fever, severe headache, stiffness and nausea, or abdominal pain and diarrhea. Anyone who …
Tuesday, July 31, 2012
Everything you need to know to get you through the day in Tiverton and Little Compton.
Weather: Expect mostly cloudy skies today with high temperatures hitting 77 degrees. As night falls, there will be a chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly between 10 p.m. and 1 a.m., according to the National Weather Service. 1. Calling Junior Explorers! The Nature Conservancy in Rhode Island invites children ages 6 - 8 to investigate nature through games, crafts, and exploration. Be ready to find live animals and use real scientific tools! Meet at the Environmental Center. Adult accompaniment is required. The center is located at Quicksand Pond/Goosewing Beach Preserve, 140 South Shore Road, Little Compton. Registration by phone or email is highly recommended. Cost: Free 2. Help for Seniors: Insurance, Benefits. Seniors can get help…
Thursday, July 26, 2012
A West Warwick man was arrested after he allegedly tripped an alarm when breaking into a Dunkin Donuts in Tiverton.
After a four-month investigation, the Rhode Island State Police arrested a known West Warwick felon today in connection with multiple burglaries around the state, including an attempted break-in at a Tiverton business. David R. Degrasse, 46, of 38 East Street Apt. 2, West Warwick, was arrested during the early morning hours of Thursday, July 26 and charged with three counts of breaking and entering into a building at night with intent to commit a felony, attempted breaking and entering and possession of burglary tools. According to State Police Capt. Michael J. Winquist, detective commander, Degrasse allegedly attempted to break into a Tiverton Dunkin Donuts last week. Degrasse, who was described by police to be a professional theif with …
Here's what's going on today around Tiverton and Little Compton.
Weather: Clouds will stop locals from enjoying the sun today, and temperatures will reach 81 degrees. There will be a chance of showers and thunderstorms after 5 p.m. today with some of the storms producing heavy rain and wind gusts up to 32 mph, according to the National Weather Service. 1. The All Children's Theater Ensemble presents "Rapunzel: All Rapped Up" at 2 pm on the lawn of the Meeting House in Tiverton. Free and open to the community. Cost: Free 2. The East Bay Summer Strings Ensemble will perform on the Meeting House lawn this evening at 5:30 p.m. Now in its third season, the East Bay Summer String Ensemble provides string performers the opportunity to advance their skills as well as perform in an ensemble setting during the…
Wednesday, July 25, 2012
The 14th annual Open Government Summit takes place on Friday at Roger Williams University and will focus on amendments made to the state's sunshine laws.
Wednesday, July 25, 2012
This information provided in a press release from the state Office of the Attorney General. The state Office of the Attorney General will host the 14th annual Open Government Summit on Friday to educate and inform public officials and the public about the state’s Open Meetings Act (OMA) and the recently amended Access to Public Records Act (APRA). With more than 700 public officials, state and municipal employees and Rhode Island citizens registered to attend, this summit is expected to be the most attended since the event's inception. The summit is being held in the wake of the newly-passed APRA amendments, the first major update to the Act in more than 14 years. The Summit will include a 2011/12 case law and legislative update and …
A Whitman, MA man was arrested on multiple drug charges after police found him wandering Fish Road.
A Whitman, MA man was charged on multiple drug counts after Tiverton police received reports that a suspicious man was wandering the streets around Fish Road at 10:40 p.m. on July 14. According to Lt. Patrick Jones, public information officer, officers found Jonathan Raposo, 28, of 519 Hog Memorial Drive, Whitman, MA, in the area of Fish Road. According to reports, Raposo told officers that he abandoned his car in a driveway because he believed he as being chased. Police found Raposo's car nearby, it had gone off of te road and struck a pole. "Upon removing the vehicle, officers found inside suspected marijuana, Oxycodone, 110 pills of an unknown scheduled substance and 17 Alprazolam," said Jones. "He had a number of controlled substances …
Tuesday, July 24, 2012
Tiverton Police arrested a Massachusetts man for possession of stolen goods and drugs after stopping him for not wearing a safety belt on Fish Road.
Tiverton Police said a routine traffic stop ended in the arrest of a 23-year-old Carver, MA man after a search of his vehicle turned up drugs and stolen goods. According to Lt. Patrick Jones, police stopped Jared Sheldon, 23, of 21 Marks Way, Carver, MA, on Fish Road because he was not wearing a safety belt. A subsequent computer check showed that Sheldon's license was suspended and he was placed under arrest on July 14 at 7:14 p.m. "Mr. Sheldon's passenger also had a suspended license, so police called in a tow and while preparing the vehicle to tow, between the passenger seat and center console police found six orange pills recognized by the officer as Suboxone," said Jones. Police continued a search of the car and found a backpack …