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LITTLE COMPTON — Suspense and hard work dating back to 2014 will culminate Saturday, August 5, when the new town recreation field will be dedicated (rain date is Sunday).  It will be a ceremony accompanied by some serious hoopla extending into the evening — comments about honorees, for whom the field, tennis courts, and walking path will be named, two soccer games, a chicken barbecue, hot dogs, music, and fireworks. more
EAST PROVIDENCE — In a press release issued Thursday afternoon, Aug. 3, former state representative Roberto “Bob” DaSilva announced his intention to run for Mayor of East Providence in the … more
EAST PROVIDENCE — Municipalities around the state, including East Providence, have incurred an increase in charges for trash disposal and the tab is only going to grow again next year.At the … more
Cramped rooms with two, sometimes three people living inside. An aging facility lacking the modern conveniences most take for grated. Structured meal times requiring residents to be ready to eat at … more
Barrington native and Portsmouth Abbey graduate Sean Spicer has reportedly resigned his position as press secretary to President Donald Trump. Mr. Spicer reportedly submitted his resignation … more
Town Administrator Steven Contente has cut the senior center director’s salary in half after saying she was “double dipping” by taking salary from a substance abuse prevention grant … more
The Rhode Island General Assembly's budget impasse may result in less state aid for Barrington schools. According to information from the local school department, Barrington could stand to receive … more
As Bristol residents will soon find out, the cost of trash pickup in the town will be increasing for the next year. A letter will be enclosed in this year’s real estate tax bill that states … more
Bristol Town Beach has been closed to swimming due to a sewage leak, the town announced Tuesday morning. Town officials found a small leak in a sewer line near the parking area for the beach and … more
EAST PROVIDENCE — When the City Council soon takes up suggested technical and substantive amendments to the City Charter, it did so following a nearly four-month review of East Providence’s … more
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