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Barrington residents' tax bills will hinge on a vote at the special financial town meeting on March 16. A yes vote will mean officials in town will be able to exceed the 4 percent tax cap — … more
Do not be surprised to see Bison at three of Barrington's sewer pumping stations in the near future. Well, not actual bison.  The town has decided to install a new sewage treatment system … more
Bristol’s 10 highest-paid employees last year earned an average of $110,000, according to numbers from the town finance office. Owing to overtime and detail pay, most of the top earners work in … more
Former State Rep. Ray Gallison is due back in court Thursday, and is expected to plead guilty to nine federal felonies. The disgraced former legislator was arraigned Jan. 27 on the charges — … more
Barrington police issued a warning to the Talbots store in the Barrington Shopping Center on Tuesday, Feb. 28, for violating the plastic bag ban. A resident stopped into the station and showed … more
The Barrington School Committee held a meeting early Monday morning, March 6, and voted on a new proposed budget … one that did not include funding for the start time change … more
The Barrington School Committee will hold a special meeting on Monday morning, March 6, at 8:15 a.m., to finalize its budget recommendation — part of the meeting will reportedly focus on … more
The Bristol Republican Town Committee has elected new officers and delegates to the Rhode Island Republican State Central Committee, the party committee announced. The executive officers and state … more
EAST PROVIDENCE — The city council and school committee held its first joint meeting of the current session Tuesday night, Feb. 28, a forum focusing mainly on the looming issue of whether to … more
Multi-family home owners may end up with lower tax bills while the owner of a typical $250,000 to 300,000 home in Warren could see a tax increase this coming year, after the value of every property … more
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