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Barrington cracking down on trash-pickers

By   /  August 30, 2013  /  Government & Politics, News  /  1 Comment

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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 […]

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Portsmouth mayors fêted at Glen Manor House

By   /  August 30, 2013  /  News  /  No Comments

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 — 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

By   /  August 30, 2013  /  News  /  No Comments

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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 […]

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Letter: Portsmouth pond’s walking trails a ‘jungle’

By   /  August 30, 2013  /  Letters to the Editor  /  1 Comment

To the editor: Yesterday, my car broke down at the Portsmouth Town Hall. Fortunately, an auto repair shop just up the road was able to haul the car in for repairs. Rather than accept a lift home, I chose to jog as far as I could then walk the rest of the way. When I […]

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Bristol County Water Authority may impose late fees

By   /  August 30, 2013  /  News  /  No Comments

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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

By   /  August 30, 2013  /  Government & Politics, News  /  No Comments

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EAST PROVIDENCE — High-ranking sources in state government have exclusively told The Post and eastbayri.com 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 […]

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The Becky Chase Band’s CD release concert at Sandywoods

By   /  August 30, 2013  /  Arts & Entertainment  /  No Comments

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Roots rocker Becky Chace and her band, including longtime sidekick and ace guitarist Brian Minisce, plays original music that is authentic, eclectic, and honest; and they cover artists as diverse as Irving Berlin, Johnny Cash, and Men at Work. As long as the song is great, it doesn’t matter if they wrote it or someone […]

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East Providence sets Labor Day trash collection changes

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

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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Commentary: Time to set the record straight on East Providence’s Pond View recycling site

By   /  August 30, 2013  /  Columns, Opinion  /  1 Comment

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Apparently it is insufficient to work hard, play by the rules, risk capital, create jobs, pay taxes, be a responsible business operator and hope to enjoy a modest measure of success. My name is Ken Foley. My wife, three sons, and I started Pond View in 1998 at 1 Dexter Road in   Providence located in […]

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Jean A. MacKay, 66, Riverside

By   /  August 29, 2013  /  Obituaries  /  No Comments

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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. […]

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