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EAST PROVIDENCE — With far less fanfare on the subject than at previous meetings, the City Council during its Tuesday night, Nov. 21, forum unanimously approved setting the initial salary figure … more
Bill Bentley is helping people, and he is helping the town. The administrator the Spencer Trust has, for the last seven months, been helping people locate the services and finances to improve … more
The home is run down. The oil tank needs to be replaced. The garbage disposal has not worked for a while. The microwave is broken too. Inside the home lives an elderly man. He is alone. He is a … more
Barrington celebrated its 300th anniversary with a founders day birthday party on Saturday, Nov. 18.  The celebration started on the front steps of the public library with a "Salute to 1717." … more
EAST PROVIDENCE — At a special session of the City Council held Wednesday night, Nov. 15, the body gave non-binding approval to a proposed compensation figure for the position of elected mayor, … more
This week, officials at Barrington Middle School issued this reminder to students: Please bike safely. Approximately 300 students ride their bikes to the middle school each day. When combined with … more
The Town of Barrington will celebrate the 300th anniversary of its establishment with a founders day birthday party on Saturday, Nov. 18.  The celebration begins at 1:45 p.m. on the front … more
In Bristol, it's 18. In Warren, it's 18. In East Providence, it's 18. But in Barrington, the minimum age to purchase tobacco is now 21.  At its meeting earlier this month, the … more
A crowd of people braved the cold temperatures on Saturday morning to participate in the Veterans Day exercises outside Barrington Town Hall. There was a wreath-laying ceremony and a number of … more
The Barrington United Veterans Council will be hosting a ceremony to honor Veterans Day at the Barrington Veterans' Memorial (adjacent to the Barrington Town Hall) on Saturday, Nov. 11. It will begin … more
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