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EAST PROVIDENCE — At a special session of the council held Friday evening, Oct. 20, the body unanimously gave its final approval to the city’s total Fiscal Year 2017-18 Budget of just over $180 … more
EAST PROVIDENCE — By a slim 4-3 margin, the East Providence Waterfront Commission at its meeting Thursday night, Oct. 19, voted to approve a contentious proposal allowing contractors at the Kettle … more
TIVERTON — The Town of Tiverton is attempting to bring a halt to a motocross and all-terrain vehicle track and trails at 691 Brayton Road, and to that end has filed a lawsuit against Raymond E. Johnson and a company called Camaco Holdings. Both hold ownership or managing interests in the approximately 43-acre Brayton Road site which hosts the activities. Complaints about the activity and the noise it generates have been made to the town by neighbors, Tiverton Town Administrator Paul McGreevy said. more
Janet Durfee-Hidalgo enjoys shopping in downtown Barrington.  The longtime resident says she often stops by Webster Bank, Vienna Bakery, Daisy Dig'Ins and Tiffany's Salon. But the new … more
The Barrington 300 gala will be held this Saturday at Rhode Island Country Club. The celebration of the town's tricentennial begins at 5:30 p.m. The gala will serve as a high-point in the … more
The project manager overseeing the construction of a new Barrington Middle School reported Monday night that the preliminary budget for the project is now $122,542 below the budget cap of $68.4 … more
Dozens of people crowded into the council chambers on Monday night to voice their opposition to the town's new income-based senior tax exemption. One woman called the exemption a "prejudicial act" … more
A longtime Barrington resident who paid closed attention to the town's budget discussions this past spring, said he was very surprised when he saw construction crews recently break ground on the new … more
TIVERTON — The Longplex sports complex on Industrial Way went to the Tiverton Zoning Board of Review (ZBR) for a hearing on August 2, asking for six signs, two of them huge, to be erected at the athletic facility’s site. It left the hearing with just one sign approved by the zoners. more
EAST PROVIDENCE — By the time her current contract expires, Kathryn Crowley will have served as superintendent of East Providence schools for a minimum of five years after the school committee, at … more
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