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TIVERTON —Just 321 Tiverton voters, out of a total of 12,809 registered voters in town, cast their ballots during Saturday's 2017 Financial Town Referendum (FTR), to approve a total town and school budget for the next fiscal year (FY-18). Because the budget measure on the ballot, formally titled "Budget Committee's Budget Proposal," was the only budget on the ballot, the 2.5 % of the electors who voted approvingly didn't have much choice. more
EAST PROVIDENCE — City residents will soon no longer need to avert their eyes in revulsion when they peer up at the dilapidated landmark water tower on the Kent Heights grounds. That’s because … more
EAST PROVIDENCE — The continuation of Pleasant Street at Pawtucket Avenue remains a “Do Not Enter” zone for the time being at the very least. After nearly two-and-a-half hours of often … more
LITTLE COMPTON — The Little Compton Town Council last Thursday night voted unanimously to grant entertainment licenses to Carolyn's Sakonnet Vineyard (CSV) for "up to 14 concerts" on deed-restricted land and for "up to 14 [other] entertainment events" (understood to be mainly weddings) this summer on non-deed-restricted land. The council proceedings took all of 17 minutes, before an estimated 130-140 mostly local spectators, who crammed into extra chairs and benches in the Town Hall council chambers, stood along the walls and in the hallway outside. more
EAST PROVIDENCE — Residents, specifically those directly affected, haven't reacted kindly to a traffic change made at the intersection of Pleasant Street and Pawtucket Avenue in the Rumford … more
EAST PROVIDENCE — In response to neighborhood residents, the East Providence Department of Public Works has announced a traffic restriction for a notable Rumford road.Effective Monday, May 8, … more
EAST PROVIDENCE — Fire Department Chief Oscar Elmasian and City Manager Tim Chapman were joined by representatives of C&S Specialty Inc. Thursday morning, May 4, at Pierce Field in unveiling a … more
EAST PROVIDENCE — Timothy J. Chapman, the former city solicitor who has been serving as acting manager since the firing of Richard Kirby from the same position in August of last year, had the … more
EAST PROVIDENCE — After much consternation on the part of a couple of members, the city council at its Tuesday, May 4, meeting eventually gave its second and final approval to a resolution upping … more
EAST PROVIDENCE — For the first time in a while, the full council was privy to an updated overview of the progress made on and future plans for the city’s shoreline by the East Providence Waterfront … more
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