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The ongoing facelift of the Wood Street area aiming to beautify the neighborhood and revitalize the business climate recently got a financial boost and is drawing attention from state officials … more
LITTLE COMPTON — The Little Compton Town Council last Thursday night voted unanimously to grant entertainment licenses to Carolyn's Sakonnet Vineyard (CSV) for "up to 14 concerts" on deed-restricted land and for "up to 14 [other] entertainment events" (understood to be mainly weddings) this summer on non-deed-restricted land. The council proceedings took all of 17 minutes, before an estimated 130-140 mostly local spectators, who crammed into extra chairs and benches in the Town Hall council chambers, stood along the walls and in the hallway outside. more
Bristol House of Pizza is throwing a party, and everyone is invited. The popular State Street eatery is turning 40 later this month (April 27), and to mark the occasion, BHOP owners George and … more
An oyster farm on Hog Island off Bristol’s coast has the best tasting oysters in Rhode Island, at least according to voters at the Bristol Oyster Bar Tuesday night. Chessawanock Island … more
Businesses in Belltower Plaza are fully operating again after last week’s roof collapse, and want wary customers to know the building is safe for them to return. Part of the Metacom Avenue … more
LITTLE COMPTON —Parking in open grassy fields has become such an issue at Carolyn's Sakonnet Vineyard that some contend it represents a violation of town zoning regulations. It's also creating a challenge to the preservation of agricultural and conservation values at the vineyard. more
EAST PROVIDENCE — The redevelopment of Watchemoket Square on Warren Avenue continued to gain momentum in recent days as the city council backed a recommendation made by acting city manager Tim … more
EAST PROVIDENCE — Rumford Center, the site of the successful renovation of the former Rumford Baking Soda Company grounds, will soon be expanded with the addition of a multi-unit residential … more
EAST PROVIDENCE — Rumford Center, the site of the successful renovation of the former Rumford Baking Soda Company grounds, will soon be expanded with the addition of a multi-unit residential … more
EAST PROVIDENCE — A local landmark eatery shuttered earlier this year will soon be reopening under a different name as Sparky's Coney Island System is to be rechristened as East Providence Wieners … more
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