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TIVERTON — The Financial Town Hearing on May 3 laid bare some of the assumptions and conclusions made by the budgeters, especially the budget put on the ballot by repeat budget petitioner Justin Katz. Proponents for each budget were allowed a few minutes each to make presentations on behalf of the budget each was putting forward. But when the public rose to have its say, many cut loose, with repeated opposition and sharp critiques of petitioner’s budget #2. more
The Rhode Island Attorney General's office issued a stern statement late Monday afternoon to the Barrington and Portsmouth town councils, in response to a resolution each council passed … more
The Warren Democratic Town Committee has announced its 2018 slate of candidates for Warren Town Council, endorsing four candidates in the November election: Incumbent Keri Cronin, former councilor … more
PROVIDENCE — At a meeting Monday night, May 14, called specifically to discuss the recent tumult surrounding East Providence term lengths, the State Board of Elections affirmed a recent decision by … more
Warren Town Council member Steve Thompson, who has served two terms since his election in 2014, will not run for re-election this November. Mr. Thompson, who now heads the Warren Democratic Town … more
Home economics classes at Barrington Middle School and High School, all freshman sports, an instructional coach for kindergarten through third grade, and some additional positions would be eliminated … more
Peter Clifford is keeping an eye on the bottom line. The longtime Barrington resident and former member of the committee on appropriations believes that while the school department and municipal … more
EAST PROVIDENCE — Ward 3 City Councilor Joe Botelho issued the following statement following the May 3 decision of the Canvassing Authority to conduct a full election this November in East … more
EAST PROVIDENCE — Whether or not it has a direct affect on actions being taken at the state level, the newly reconstituted Canvassing Authority nonetheless backed the codification of term changes … more
A former Barrington Town Council member has proposed state legislation that mimics an ordinance already on the books in her hometown. Sen. Cynthia A. Coyne (D-Dist. 32, Barrington, Bristol and … more
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