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Town Farm upgrades progressing with naming of new committee

By Marica Pobzeznik Newport Daily News staff writer TIVERTON — It’s been a year since the Town Farm playground was wrapped in yellow caution tape after a child was slightly injured when their foot went through a rotted board. The wood and plastic play set that was built by volunteers some 35 years ago was summarily dismantled, leaving a void at the athletic fields.

Now, a committee of 11 people, called the Town Farm Renovation Committee, has been officially approved by the Town Council to work on planning for a replacement and writing grant applications that will be submitted to the state for funding.

Five members of the council who were at a special meeting Monday night voted unanimously on a resolution to establish the committee that will apply for state grants to help pay for a new playground on the north side of Town Farm and an outdoor fitness area on the south side where there is now some old rusted play equipment. Councilwomen Denise deMedeiros and Donna Cook were absent. Read more at

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