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In November, residents voted to approve a multi-million dollar bond to build a new middle school in town.  Next up, council members are expected to vote on whether the town should exceed the … more
EAST PROVIDENCE — Taxpayers in city will soon get a bit of a breather when it comes to paying their quarterly property levies after the city council, at its December 20 meeting, gave first passage … more
EAST PROVIDENCE — The redevelopment of Watchemoket Square on Warren Avenue continued to gain momentum in recent days as the city council backed a recommendation made by acting city manager Tim … more
Barrington native and Portsmouth Abbey graduate Sean Spicer was named press secretary to President-elect Donald Trump. The announcement was made on Thursday, Dec. 22. Mr. Spicer had been serving … more
The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management recently announced the award of $1.3 million in matching grants under the Brownfields Remediation and Economic Development Fund. Nine projects … more
Former State Rep. Ray Gallison allegedly transferred money from a client’s estate into his own account, and appears to have been hiding more than $700,000 from the estate by the time he … more
Just in time for the holidays, the Barrington Preservation Society Museum presents a new exhibit entitled The European Grand Tour, featuring a brown satin traveling outfit from 1906, early twentieth … more
The Barrington Preservation Society is asking for nominations for the 2017 Elizabeth Sargent Warren Award.  This award was established in 2012 and named for longtime architectural historian and … more
The Christmas spirit is alive and well at the Barrington Police Department. Members of the force recently helped coordinate a Toys for Tots toy drive, and were able to collect dozens of toys that … more
Joseph DePasquale was named president of the Warren Town Council when retired Superior Court justice Patricia Hurst swore in the new council Tuesday evening at Warren Town Hall. Incoming … more
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