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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
EAST PROVIDENCE — By the time her current contract expires, Kathryn Crowley will have served as superintendent of East Providence schools for a minimum of five years after the school committee, at … more
EAST PROVIDENCE — East Providence’s need to address some of its worst roads was the focal point of a public hearing on the proposed Fiscal Year 2017-18 Budget at the October 3 City Council … more
EAST PROVIDENCE — For the second time in a matter of weeks a representative from the owners of the financially strained Agawam Hunt Club approached the City Council and administrators with a … more
EAST PROVIDENCE — In a statement issued late Tuesday afternoon, Oct. 3, Valerie J. Lawson announced her candidacy for the Rhode Island Senate District 14 seat currently occupied by long-time … more
Local legislators invite community members to share input on new legislation providing earned sick leave at the Teamsters Union Hall, 121 Brightridge Ave., East Providence, on Tuesday, Oct. 3, at 6 … more
EAST PROVIDENCE — Within minutes Saturday morning, Sept. 30, the current and former At-Large members of the City Council announced their intentions for the 2018 Election through press … more
EAST PROVIDENCE — The City Council held its initial, full-throated workshop Monday evening, Sept. 25, on the proposed Fiscal Year 2017-18 penned by the administration of City Manager Tim Chapman, … more
EAST PROVIDENCE — The waterfront commission, taking up the topic at a meeting held last Thursday evening, Sept. 21, will continue a discussion on a proposed change to an affordable housing element in an existing … more
EAST PROVIDENCE — Saying they feared residential developments on the waterfront could become “exclusive” properties, administrators urged the city council at its September 19 to express … more
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