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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
The ongoing facelift of the Wood Street area aiming to beautify the neighborhood and revitalize the business climate recently got a financial boost and is drawing attention from state officials … more
The Warren Town Council extended a fiscal olive branch to Bristol and the Bristol Warren Regional School Department Tuesday, inviting both to discuss the establishment of a school taxing authority to … more
Former state Rep. Raymond Gallison has asked for a maximum sentence of three years in prison, according to paperwork filed in federal court, turnto10.com reports. Mr. Gallison is scheduled to be … more
PORTSMOUTH — A public hearing on the 2017-2018 municipal budget for Portsmouth will be held at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, June 14, in the Town Council chambers at Town Hall. more
PORTSMOUTH — Saying the increased number of vehicles going in and out of town-owned Glen Farm has caused “dangerous traffic conditions,” Police Chief Thomas F. Lee has asked … more
PORTSMOUTH — Two positions will be up for election when the Portsmouth Water and Fire District holds its annual election of officers on Wednesday, June 14. The polls will be open from 7 a.m. … more
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