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EAST PROVIDENCE — Vision Government Solutions will remain as the appraiser of East Providence real estate properties after the City Council during its Tuesday night, Jan. 6, meeting approved a contract for a necessary revaluation to take place … more
Now that it’s time to ‘undeck’ the halls, the Bristol compost department has begun the task of picking up and composting residents’ discarded Christmas trees. The town suspended its weekly pick ups of leaf bags and other yard waste on … more
EAST PROVIDENCE — As he returned to his corner office in City Hall for the first full day of work in the new year Friday, Jan. 2, Paul Lemont said he was still tying up some minor loose ends from the previous 12 months, but fully focused on what … more
PORTSMOUTH — After you’re done making merry, don’t forget to get your tree out of the house in a timely fashion. Otherwise, you’ll have to deal with it yourself. The Town of Portsmouth will pick up discarded Christmas trees from … more
By Carli Buono Special to the Phoenix Mary Kinsella, 92, is just one of the many senior citizens who must endure the bumpy and uncomfortable everyday ride in Bristol’s senior citizen van. “Every bump we go over will just about take … more
EAST PROVIDENCE — If the city has a slogan for the coming year 2015, it quite likely could be "We're open for business." At least that's how new Council President and Mayor Tommy Rose would like it to read. "That's going to be a big part … more
There were dramatic crashes and dramatic rescues. New businesses moved into town while others closed up shop. There were salacious crimes, and a change in the town's political landscape. The stories that captured Bristol readers in … more
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