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The executive director of the ACLU of Rhode Island is asking Barrington officials to reconsider the new senior tax exemption. The ACLU's Steven Brown sent a letter to the town's tax assessor on … more
The Barrington Town Council is making a second effort to ban the sale of tobacco products to people under the age of 21.  At a special meeting on Oct. 16, the council voted to repeal its … more
Representatives from J.H. Lynch Construction, the firm hired to repave a number of roads in town, recently shared its schedule for work with officials from Barrington public schools. Following is the … more
The deadline to file for a senior tax exemption has been extended to Dec. 1. Barrington Town Manager Jim Cunha made the administrative change last week, shifting the filing deadline from Oct. 31 … more
EAST PROVIDENCE — The city and New Agawam LLC reached an agreement late last week over the historic club’s municipal debts, ending a months long process to settle the dispute. New Agawam, … more
EAST PROVIDENCE — At a special session of the council held Friday evening, Oct. 20, the body unanimously gave its final approval to the city’s total Fiscal Year 2017-18 Budget of just over $180 … more
EAST PROVIDENCE — By a slim 4-3 margin, the East Providence Waterfront Commission at its meeting Thursday night, Oct. 19, voted to approve a contentious proposal allowing contractors at the Kettle … more
TIVERTON — The Town of Tiverton is attempting to bring a halt to a motocross and all-terrain vehicle track and trails at 691 Brayton Road, and to that end has filed a lawsuit against Raymond E. Johnson and a company called Camaco Holdings. Both hold ownership or managing interests in the approximately 43-acre Brayton Road site which hosts the activities. Complaints about the activity and the noise it generates have been made to the town by neighbors, Tiverton Town Administrator Paul McGreevy said. more
Janet Durfee-Hidalgo enjoys shopping in downtown Barrington.  The longtime resident says she often stops by Webster Bank, Vienna Bakery, Daisy Dig'Ins and Tiffany's Salon. But the new … more
The Barrington 300 gala will be held this Saturday at Rhode Island Country Club. The celebration of the town's tricentennial begins at 5:30 p.m. The gala will serve as a high-point in the … more
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