Rumors permeated among Tiverton’s politically active residents, last night, that some big news would be coming today. I joked to my friends that the town planned to secede to Massachusetts and move the planned Fall River to Tiverton.
As it turned out, that joke was a bit like splitting the zeros on a roulette table.
News is out — see here and here, for examples — that Twin River Management Group has plans to move its Newport Grand facility to Tiverton, along Stafford Rd. directly on the other side of Rt. 24 from an area of Fall River, Massachusetts, that is heavily developed with retail businesses.