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Barrington resident Alan Sorrentino recently filed a complaint with the Rhode Island Commission for Human Rights, alleging discrimination by Barrington officials during an incident at the town hall … more
EAST PROVIDENCE — To those keeping a close eye on the subject in city, the huge sums included in the just-released Rhode Island Department of Education structural assessment of the … more
Not so long ago a “beer run” or a trip to the “packy” for Barrington residents meant a trip across the river into neighboring Warren or across the state line into Seekonk. But … more
EAST PROVIDENCE — The East Providence City Council continued its first meeting of the month, carrying over a relatively busy agenda from its September 5 forum to Monday night, Sept. 11, when … more
If there's a big storm coming, head to East Providence. That's the message town manager Jim Cunha wants to share with Barrington residents. According to Mr. Cunha, the state's emergency management … more
TIVERTON — In front of an intermittently raucus audience of 85 people in Town Hall Thursday night, the Tiverton Town Council voted 4-2 to replace Joan Chabot with Denise deMedeiros as town council president more
EAST PROVIDENCE — A compromise deal proposed by the new owners of Agawam Hunt to remediate the debts of the financially strapped golf and tennis club in Rumford owes the city, in golf parlance, never … more
As part of the year-long celebration of the 300th anniversary of the founding of Barrington, Barrington 300 will hold its second Heritage Weekend on Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 9 and 10. … more
TIVERTON — The unseating of Joan Chabot as Town Council President may be on the table for discussion and possible action at a special meeting of the Tiverton Town Council tonight, Thursday, September 7, at 7 p.m in Town Hall. After the call to order, the council will address the single agenda item: "For discussion and possible action on Town Council Governance and Leadership. more
The retail building behind the BP gas station at 223 County Road in Barrington was demolished recently. The structure, built in 1956, had been vacant for many years and was in disrepair. Until the … more
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