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The Tiverton Tree Commission (TCC) would like to thank all the donors that have contributed to the commission’s Adopt-A-Spot tree fund.

Donations are still being accepted and maybe mailed to: Tiverton Town Treasurer, TCC tree donation fund, 325 Highland Road, Tiverton, RI 02878.

The donations will be used to purchase trees for a birch and oak grove. The trees will be planted within the commission’s Adopt-A-Spot, at the junction of Fish Road and Route 24.

The tree planting is schedule for the 30th of April. Volunteers willing to assist with the planting should meet at Tiverton DPW at 8:30 am. Bring your favorite shovel and join in this community effort..

For further information, you may contact Peter Moniz, Tiverton Tree Commission, chairperson- 625-5328


New Photography Exhibit Opening
Tiverton Town Hall

The Tiverton Arts Council is pleased to present the photographic work of Pat Demartini during the months of March and April. A love of travel and photography has introduced this artist to many fascinating people and places. Travels in Burma, India, and Morocco inspired her to capture something of the remarkable beauty of these ancient lands and the quiet dignity of their people.

Ms. Demartini received her Bachelor’s Degree from Rhode Island College and her Master’s from the Rhode Island School of Design. She has studied further in both New England and Oregon State and has taught in Rhode Island, Hawaii, Maine, California and Australia. She has lived in Tiverton for 20 years. This work will be on exhibit at the Tiverton Town Hall, ere Highland Road beginning on March 7th. The hours are from 8:30 A.M. until 4:00 P.M. Monday through Friday. All are invited to enjoy this beautiful work free of charge.

The Tiverton Arts Council was established in 2000 by mandate of the Town Charter to promote and enhance the arts in Tiverton. They present these exhibitions to introduce the artists of our community to the general public and to each other.


Adopt-A-Spot on Route 24 and Fish Road

This spring the Tiverton Tree Commission (TTC) will begin to make an improvement to its Adopt-A-Spot on Route 24 and Fish Road. This spot was granted to the Commission by the Department of Transportation. The goal is to return this section of highway to its natural environmental state in order that it will be an asset to the town and state of RI. To accomplish this recovery, the Commission will be planting trees and shrubs within the confines of designated areas.

This project will not be funded by the Department of Transportation. It will be a community effort.

To be successful, private donations for the purchase of landscaping plantings will be necessary. In April, volunteers will be needed to help with the plantings.

Also, Bill McGeough (Lawn &Turf Company) will be revitalizing the wildflower beds that were planted in the past along Route 24.

If you wish to support and assist in this endeavor in any way, please send your donations by March 1, 2005 to:

Town of Tiverton, Tiverton Treasurer, TTC Donation Fund, 343 Highland Road, Tiverton, RI 02878

Thank you,

Peter M. Moniz
Tiverton Tree Commission, chairperson
Tel. 625-5328

Upcoming Art Exhibit in Tiverton

The Tiverton Arts Council is displaying “Tiverton Doorways,” an exhibition of photographs by Lori and Henry Guillette at Tiverton Town Hall through February 28.

Lori and Henry Guillette are Tiverton residents and co-owners of Captivation Photography.    As members of the Professional Photographers of America, they have provided photography services to the community since 1987. Their professional work includes photographs of brides and grooms, individual and family portraits, and images for commercial clients. When they are not working, Henry and Lori photograph images of interest for fun. “Tiverton Doorways” is one of their most recent projects.   It reflects their fascination with the way people portray their feelings about life through the presentation of  their doorways. In an effort to record some of Tiverton’s interesting doorways, Henry and Lori visited several of the locations multiple times to capture the doorways in interesting light conditions that complement the owners’ intents. You are encouraged to stop by Tiverton Town Hall and see if  your doorway is on display! Tiverton Town Hall is open Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. until 4:00 p.m.

The Tiverton Arts Council was established in 2000 by mandate of the Town Charter to promote and enhance the arts in Tiverton. They present these exhibitions to introduce the artists of our community to the general public and to each other.

Tiverton Bike Path

On Wednesday, January 12, 2005, there will be a public meeting on the Transportation Improvement Program FY2006-2007. The R.I. Department of Transportation is accepting proposals from cities and town within the state, non-profits, and public citizens regarding all aspects that relate to enhancements for highway facilities, safety, public and intermodal transportation.

I will be submitting a proposal to have a walk/bike path be constructed along the 2.5 mile railroad track in Tiverton, from the state line to the Sakonnet River Bridge

This meeting will be held on January 12, 2005 at the Tiverton town Hall, starting at 7:00pm. If you are interested in this proposal becoming a reality, please attend this meeting and voice your support for it.

            Any questions or the need for more information, please call:
Peter M. Moniz
83Captain’s Circle
Tiverton, RI 02878


The Tiverton Tree Commission would like to inform the residents of Tiverton that it is accepting requests for trees that will be offered to the residents through the Tiverton Neighborhood Tree Project 2005-2006 grant.   There are at no costs to the recipient in accepting a tree. The trees will be planted by the Town and must be planted in a suitable area within the street zone (twenty feet) which fronts the owner’s property.    Also, the Commission is creating a list of residents that would like to have a tree for future plantings



A new page has been added to the Tiverton Guide.  A page of web site links for various town related issues is now available.  Just select Town Links on the main menu

Proposed Retail Development Impact Study

The “Estimated Fiscal Impact of Proposed Retail Development on the Town of Tiverton” presentation is available in the documents area.


Gail Corvello has provided the ENACT newsletter for May and a Link to their ENACT web-site.  Go to the TOWN DOCUMENTS section of this web site.



The following documents are provided by the Town Hall regarding the soil issue in the Bay Street Area:


Vision Appraisal Technology has the recent tax assessment infomartion for the TOwn of Tiverton on-line.  Click HERE to access their site.


Many residents have been requesting documentation from the town hall and in an effort to provide better service to the town residents, the TOWN HALL will be providing certain documents for publication on this web site.  To support this capability, a new sub-page and menu item have been developed.  Please check the main menu to the link to the Documents section.

Town Hall hours are:  Mon-Fri 8:30-4:00


New Years Day
Martin Luther King Day
President’s Day
1/2 day Good Friday
Memorial Day
Independence Day
Victory Day
Labor Day
Columbus Day
Veteran’s Day
Thanksgiving Day
Day after Thanksgiving
1/2 day before Christmas
Christmas Day

The town hall usually opens the last Saturday of the month during the quarter and the following Saturday – 9:00 – 1:00 to allow people to pay their taxes.  Check with the Town Hall for exact dates when we near tax payment day.

MOMS Club of Tiverton/Little Compton

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Flex Service is a new RIPTA pilot program designed to help serve the unmet mobility needs of communities across Rhode Island. 

Flex Service, which is short for Flexible Service, offers passengers the option of calling for a ride or picking up the Flex Vehicle at one of its regularly scheduled Flex Stops.   The Flex Vehicle, typically a 16 passenger vehicle with space for two wheelchairs, travels within a geographically-limited zone known as a Flex Zone.  Each Flex Zone represents a suburban or rural area that has little or no fixed-route bus service. The Flex Vehicle travels within the Flex Zone, picking up and dropping passengers off within the zone and connecting them to fixed-route bus service for travel outside the zone.   

To use Flex Service, passengers either make a reservation 48 hours in advance or pick up the Flex Vehicle at any of the scheduled Flex Stops within the Flex Zone.  Flex Service operates Monday through Friday. The fare structure for Flex Service is the same as RIPTA’s regular bus service.

Flex Service expands the menu of mobility options for state residents, providing them with convenient, affordable transportation within their communities and an opportunity to make seamless connections to other locations in the State.

29 OCTOBER 2001

Click HERE for Schedule & Info!


The Tiverton Town Hall is now connected to the Internet.  Here are your E-mail contacts for the town.  You can access them using their domain name of townoftivertonri.com or through this site as tiverton.org:


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NOAA has completed installation of the Physical Oceanographic Real-Time System (PORTS).  The system collects water level, water current profiling and meteorological measurements from five locations: four in Narraganset Bay and one in Mount Hope Bay.  The information can be accessed on the Internet and by telephone:


(401) 849-8236


Placing Paws is a nonprofit organization dedicated to finding loving homes for the homeless dogs, and injured stray cats of Tiverton and Little Compton.

Placing Paws is located at the Sakonnet Veterinary Hospital, 1320 Main Road, Tiverton, RI. The Sakonnet Veterinary Hospital serves as the animal shelter for the town of Tiverton. They are always in need of families to adopt the many pets available for adoption. All of the puppies/dogs are strays, found in Tiverton, that were never reunited with their family.

Placing Paws is a nonprofit collaborative comprised of concerned citizen animal lovers, the Tiverton Animal Control Officer, a staff liaison from the Little Compton Police Department, and staff liaisons from the Sakonnet Veterinary Hospital. Placing Paws was formed to help with the adoption of homeless dogs found in Tiverton and Little Compton to loving and caring homes primarily through advertising efforts.

Placing Paws recognizes that animals are not to be sought as, nor treated as possessions. Placing Paws therefore is committed to the placement of animals to caring, loving homes.

The Tiverton Animal Control Officer will be the final arbiter in determining the appropriate placement of all animals.

For more information, contact info@placingpaws.org


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