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In 2006, the school department reportedly spent $21 million on salaries and benefits and about $13 million on all other costs. But by 2016, those figures had shifted — the school department … more
PORTSMOUTH — They’ll be gone soon, but not forgotten The Town Council Monday night honored four town employees who are retiring soon:  • Deputy Fire Chief … more
EDITOR's NOTE: The following is a guest commentary by former Bristol Town Councilman and Town Administrator Halsey Herreshoff. The Bristol Phoenix of May 18 well described the funding crisis of … more
TIVERTON —Just 321 Tiverton voters, out of a total of 12,809 registered voters in town, cast their ballots during Saturday's 2017 Financial Town Referendum (FTR), to approve a total town and school budget for the next fiscal year (FY-18). Because the budget measure on the ballot, formally titled "Budget Committee's Budget Proposal," was the only budget on the ballot, the 2.5 % of the electors who voted approvingly didn't have much choice. more
The Barrington Committee on Appropriations has offered a compromise with school officials. The group that first voted to eliminate the $1.2 million increase school officials requested, recently … more
There has been a flurry of activity at Police Cove over the past few weeks.  A new boat ramp is being installed as one of the final projects to the park, which was completed in 2016. The boat … more
EAST PROVIDENCE — City residents will soon no longer need to avert their eyes in revulsion when they peer up at the dilapidated landmark water tower on the Kent Heights grounds. That’s because … more
EAST PROVIDENCE — The continuation of Pleasant Street at Pawtucket Avenue remains a “Do Not Enter” zone for the time being at the very least. After nearly two-and-a-half hours of often … more
Barrington resident Russ Furlong is hoping members of the town's park and recreation commission will approve his request to add lines for pickle ball to the tennis courts on Kent Street. Mr. … more
LITTLE COMPTON — Carolyn's Sakonnet Vineyard's lawyers left last Wednesday's Little Compton Agricultural Conservancy Trust (Ag Trust) meeting with recommended approval for fewer than half the concerts they had sought — 14 instead of 31. more
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