Photo Illustration/BoatingLocal Stafford Pond will host 16 bass fishing tournaments between April 21 and October 12 the (Rhode Island) Department of Environmental Management (DEM) announced Monday.

There will be one in April, three in May, 5 in June, 3 each in July and September, none in August, and one in October.

This word comes at the same time town and state officials are meeting to deal with concerns over the ways this pond, which serves as a Tiverton drinking water reservoir, is used.

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