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The Spencer Trust board of directors recently voted to increase its annual budget from $92,000 to nearly $250,000. Officials learned recently that the Trust, which is dedicated to helping the poor … more
Chelsey Barton-Karnes, chairman of Bristol’s annual town-wide cleanup, is ready to get back to business. “Last year we were not able to do our town-wide cleanup; it would have been our … more
After more than a year of fund-raising and work, the Town of Warren will open its Franklin Street dog park to the human and canine public this Saturday, April 10. Director Tara Thibaudeau said … more
EAST PROVIDENCE — East Providence will get a portion of the $1.78 billion earmarked for Rhode Island through the American Rescue Plan Act recently passed by Congress and signed into law by … more
WESTPORT — Three Fall River residents face an array of drug-related  charges after Westport Police say they were caught thenwith narcotics at the Towne Place Suites in Westport. On … more
Bristol Police continued to field frequent calls about sick raccoons and skunks, as well as noisy neighbors and dirt bikes. Monday, March 29 DEM was called to deal with a sick raccoon at Mt. … more
LINCOLN — An East Providence has been identified by Rhode Island State Police as the deceased in a motor vehicle accident on Thursday morning, April 8. Scott M. Vickers, 56, of city, was … more
EAST PROVIDENCE — The East Providence Fire Department, at a ceremony held April 7 in the high school auditorium, recognized 18 members of the service with various awards, including the Silver … more
PROVIDENCE — The Senate Judiciary Committee, chaired by Sen. Cynthia A. Coyne (D-Dist. 32, Barrington, Bristol, East Providence), unanimously approved Gov. Daniel McKee’s appointment of … more
Members of the Bristol Planning Board will meet Thursday to discuss a pre-application and concept plan designed to preserve a nearly 200-year-old home at 135 Ferry Road. The current owners are … more
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