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Barrington Town Manager Jim Cunha is crediting his finance director for reducing the proposed municipal budget by $167,000. Mr. Cunha said Kathy Raposa, the town's finance director and business … more
PROVIDENCE — In response to a show cause order from the State Supreme Court, a filing by Rhode Island Attorney General Peter Kilmartin put the onus squarely on three city councilors in regard to … more
More than $300,000 in grant money will pave the way for improvements at Barrington's Latham Park and Police Cove Park. The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management announced last week … more
Sen. Cynthia A. Coyne is proposing legislation that would allow seniors to put their time and skills to good use helping their cities and towns, while reducing their property taxes. The … more
TIVERTON — A proposed amendment to the Tiverton zoning ordinance, that would have allowed the installation of a motocross park at 691 Brayton Road, failed to get a majority of votes from the Tiverton Town Council on April 9, so it was in effect defeated. more
LITTLE COMPTON — A major land acquisition, that is likely to have far-reaching consequences for the Town of Little Compton, was agreed to last weekend by the Little Compton Agricultural Conservancy Trust (*the Ag Trust") and Daniel and Fulton Pontes, whose family have owned the parcel for generations. What is now a working corn field, just yards from town center, could transition in years to come into a passive recreational area — with trails, walking and bike paths — it's up to the Ag Trust. more
LITTLE COMPTON — While affordable housing is off the table as a possible use for the 63-acre property just acquired by the Little Compton Agricultural Conservancy Trust, which by its charter cannot develop property it acquires, it’s very much on the minds of town leaders. more
PROVIDENCE — The state's attorney general has stepped into the East Providence election fracas. Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin filed a petition for a writ of quo warranto with the Rhode … more
PORTSMOUTH — The pig puns were flying Monday night when the Town Council heard plans for the inspection and maintenance of Spectra Energy’s gas transmission pipeline that feeds … more
EAST PROVIDENCE — East Providence is on as firm a financial footing as it’s been this decade, holding in its coffers an amount of money likely the envy of most municipalities around the … more
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