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A few dozen Barrington residents received letters from the town this week warning of a problem with the sewer system. The letter was hand-delivered to people living in a section of Hampden Meadows … more
After 17 hours of testimony over several months on a single coffee shop proposal, Bristol Zoning Board members finally came to a decision Thursday night. And then they chose not to make it. The … more
EAST PROVIDENCE — East Providence will soon be one of the beneficiaries of the Main Street Rhode Island Streetscape Improvement program. The city has been pegged to receive $75,000 earmarked to … more
Voters in Warren approved five capital budget items at an all day referendum held Tuesday. Only 118 residents showed up at the polls.The results are as follows:1. Should Warren borrow up to $650,000 … more
A controversial proposal to build a new, free-standing Dunkin’ Donuts in Gooding Plaza is back before the Bristol Zoning Board of Review next Wednesday, when residents are expected to resume … more
Three new residents were elected to the Barrington Committee on Appropriations at the end of Wednesday night's financial town meeting. Josh Berlinsky, Cynthia Rosengard and Scott Douglas each … more
EAST PROVIDENCE — Jeanne Boyle is leaving her position as Planning Department director for the city to take over as the new director of commerce in Pawtucket. Her last day is supposed to be June 21. … more
EAST PROVIDENCE — At a special session Tuesday, May 23, held specifically to take action on the agenda items posted, the East Providence School Committee gave near unanimous approval to a list of … more
Barrington Town Moderator Julia Califano was moving quickly through the municipal budget line items during Wednesday night's financial town meeting, until she reached "debt service." That's when … more
A financial town meeting boils down to votes, and in Barrington on Wednesday night, the votes were lopsided. On two straight tallies, taxpayers overwhelmingly voted to support increases to the … more
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