Monthly Archives: August 2013

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Barrington cracking down on trash-pickers

Barrington cracking down on trash-pickers

One man’s trash can be another man’s treasure … just as long as it doesn’t come out of a blue or green recycling bin. Barrington Town Manager Peter DeAngelis recently asked the police department to crack down on people who go through residential trash and remove recyclables that they later scrap for a profit. He

Lynne Stagg, the lord mayor of Portsmouth, England, greets Town Historian Jim Garman and his wife, Dotti, outside Glen Manor House at the start of the Thursday evening's reception.

Portsmouth mayors fêted at Glen Manor House

PORTSMOUTH — The Portsmouth 375th Gala Weekend kicked off Thursday evening when mayors from three different cities got the red carpet treatment at Glen Manor House. The reception welcomed Councillor Lynne Stagg, lord mayor of Portsmouth, England, accompanied by her lady friend Anne Taulbut, the lady mayoress; Kenneth I. Wright, mayor of Portsmouth, Va., and

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It’s Prudence Island Ferry Inc., for now

Unless another ferry service steps in, Prudence Island Ferry Inc., will remain the sole public transportation from Prudence Island to the Bristoi dock, now and in the future. Following Prudence Island Ferry Inc.’s owner Bruce Medley’s announcement that he would cease operations by Dec. 1, the Town of Portsmouth solicited a request for information, asking


Bristol County Water Authority may impose late fees

The Bristol County Water Authority’s plan to hold property owners financially responsible for their tenants’ water use was met with strong opposition from landlords at a public hearing on June 5. So the BCWA came up with another idea – implement interest charges and fees to delinquent customers to offset losses from write-offs. That idea

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Search for East Providence Municipal Finance Advisor accelerates

EAST PROVIDENCE — High-ranking sources in state government have exclusively told The Post and the search to fill the amended Fiscal Stability Act-mandated Municipal Finance Advisor position for East Providence has accelerated over the last week. At its most recent meeting Thursday, Aug. 22, the Budget Commission announced the liaison position created under the

A Martin Avenue resident's dog attacked a Mega Disposal employee on Friday morning, biting his right leg.

East Providence sets Labor Day trash collection changes

EAST PROVIDENCE — The East Providence Public Works Department, Recycling/Refuse Division announces that all household refuse and yard waste collections next week will be delayed one day for the reminder of the week. Regularly Monday collections will be Tuesday, Sept. 3, Tuesday will be Wednesday, Wednesday will be Thursday, Thursday will be Friday and Friday

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Jean A. MacKay, 66, Riverside

Jean A. MacKay, 66, of Sprague Avenue, Riverside, died peacefully on August 28, 2013 surrounded by her loving family.  She was the beloved wife of Donald J. MacKay. Born in Providence, a daughter of the late Wilfred Williams and Dorothy (Fields) Andrade, she lived in Riverside for 44 years.  Jean enjoyed boating, reading and skiing.