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EAST PROVIDENCE — A minor omission made over a decade ago putting a glitch in a current proposal to redevelop one of the city’s most strikingly blighted parcels was remedied by the council … more
Warren Town Council member Chris Stanley loves history, and a national teachers' organization announced this week that the Ponagansett High School teacher is among the best in the country at teaching … more
Young Hugh Cole School thespians enrolled in Arts Alive, a non-profit performing arts program based out of Barrington, will stage a production of “The Wizard of Oz” this weekend at the Kickemuit … more
The continued demand for residential solar in Barrington means that residents interested in solar can now expect to save as much as 20 or 25 percent off their solar costs as part of the Solarize … 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
TIVERTON — By a vote of 5-2, Susan Gill was reappointed Monday, April 9, by the Tiverton town council to a one-year term as Tiverton planning board administrative officer (AO). Her prior term was set to expire April 17. more
LITTLE COMPTON — Two Little Compton men have been charged with drug offenses, one dating back to December 15, 2017, the details regarding which were withheld by police for "investigative purposes" until this week. Police did not say that the two incidents were related, but did however release news of the charges at the same time. more
The Warren Housing Authority is selling an office building that has mostly sat unused and vacant since it purchased the property 10 years ago. The authority purchased its large office building at … more
Touisset Point resident Fred Massie took these photos Tuesday of an unregistered sailboat that broke loose from its mooring on the Kickemuit and ended up on its side just north of Kickemuit Avenue in … more
The YMCA recently honored longtime Bayside YMCA members and volunteers Gloria Hall and Ellen Collis as "Y Heroes." At a special luncheon at the Rhode Island Convention Center, YMCA officials … more
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