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The town recently started a state-mandated statistical revaluation. This revaluation includes an effective assessment date of Dec. 31, 2017. Northeast Revaluation Group, LLC, out of Warwick, is … more
Sunday afternoon, as the temperature warmed, cars began to line up at the south end of Bay Road. A young man wearing a red lifeguard shirt, flip-flops and sunglasses, checked drivers' licenses and … more
Barrington police are asking people to stay off town property while discharging fireworks this Fourth of July. The local police department recently issued a reminder, stating that lighting off … more
EAST PROVIDENCE — Another fiscal year audit in the books, another solid performance financial performance recorded for East Providence. The City Council, at its Tuesday, June 20, once again … more
Against a spectacular early summer backdrop of boats sailing up the Warren River, the Warren Barrington Rotary Club held its annual installation of officers last Tuesday night at the Wharf Tavern. … more
Construction on the Prudence Island Ferry dock is entering its final stages and should wrap up in a week or two, music to the ears of Prudence residents and visitors who have been losing patience … more
The Bristol Conservation Commission is creating a tree map of Bristol, and it needs your help. The trees will be mapped as a part of the town’s Tree Management Plan. Mapping the trees will … more
A Barrington resident created quite a scene inside the Barrington Town Hall on Monday, June 12, in response to the marriage certificate form that he was given by town officials. According to … more
Residents and visitors are invited to Barrington's "Heritage Weekend," which will feature bus tours, walking tours and an historical exhibit at the public library.  "Heritage Weekend," which … more
EAST PROVIDENCE — In what he termed a “mission statement” on the upcoming formulation of the 2017-18 Fiscal Year budget, Ward 3 City Councilman Joe Botelho at the body’s June 6 meeting … more
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