RI News
8:18 am
Mon May 4, 2015

Twin River Officials To Present Plans For Casino To Tiverton Residents

Twin River has announced plans to transfer Newport Grand's gambling license, and open a casino in Tiverton.

Twin River’s leadership plans to hold an informational meeting in Tiverton Monday on its proposed casino. Twin River hopes to transfer the gambling license for Newport Grand to an undeveloped northern Tiverton site on the state line with Massachusetts.

Twin River officials are slated to offer an introductory presentation on their proposal during a 7 pm meeting at Tiverton Middle School. Tivertown Town Administrator Matthew Wojcik said his sense is that residents are looking for details on the envisioned casino.

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Political Roundtable
4:00 am
Fri April 24, 2015

Political Roundtable: Mattiello on the PawSox Proposal, Tiverton Gambling and RI's Next Budget

Credit Ian Donnis/File Photo / RIPR

House Speaker Nicholas Mattiello joins Political Roundtable this week to discuss the Pawtucket Red Sox' request for $120 million in state lease payments over 30 years; Twin River's proposal to establish a casino in Tiverton; and some of the major changes he foresees for Governor Gina Raimondo's budget proposal.

You can hear more of our conversation with Speaker Mattiello on Bonus Q+A.

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On Politics
9:45 am
Tue April 21, 2015

To Compete With Mass.,Twin River Proposes Moving Gambling From Newport Grand To Tiverton Location

The chair of Twin River's board, John E. Taylor Jr., outlines the proposal for what he calls a convenience casino in Tiverton.
Credit Ian Donnis / RIPR

The parent company of Twin River proposed Tuesday, in essence, to relocate Newport Grand's video lottery terminals to a new location in Tiverton, close to the border with Fall River, Massachusetts, while adding 30 to 40 table games at the new site.

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RI News
8:50 am
Thu April 9, 2015

Tiverton To Open First New Library In 75 Years

Credit ParentingPatch

 Tiverton is about to open a new library for the first time in 75 years. Chair of the Tiverton Library Foundation Eileen Browning says the town passed a $7 million dollar bond to pay for construction. Browning said the town made this a priority despite the recession.

“The community realized that the library itself is not just a repository of books but is a life center of a community,” said Browning.

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9:12 am
Wed November 19, 2014

$2M In Federal Funds Coming To RI For Affordable Housing

Affordable housing in Cranston. Rhode Island received $2M in federal funding to refurbish and build more in the state.

Rhode Island Housing says it has awarded more than $2 million in federal HOME funds for affordable housing across the state.

In total, the money will help build or spruce up 145 affordable homes and apartments. Projects include fixing up Apple Creek Apartments in Tiverton, building a single-family home in South County, and building seven homes in Burrillville for low-income families. Each year, the state receives about $3 million in federal HOME grants.

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