East Providence City Council gives final approval to FY17-18 Budget

EAST PROVIDENCE — At a special session of the council held Friday evening, Oct. 20, the body unanimously gave its final approval to the city’s total Fiscal Year 2017-18 Budget of just over $180 …
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EPLAC plans next meeting for October 25

EAST PROVIDENCE — The East Providence Local Advisory Committee For Special Education (EPLAC) Welcomes All to the Next Meeting on Wed. October 25th from 6:30- 8:00 pm at the Martin Middle School …

Barrington artist's work set for art club exhibit

Barrington resident Mary Jane Begin has been creating a series of paintings featuring Barrington Beach that will be on exhibition at the Providence Art Club from Oct. 22 through Nov. 8, with an …

Commission approves affordable housing waiver for Kettle Point site

EAST PROVIDENCE — By a slim 4-3 margin, the East Providence Waterfront Commission at its meeting Thursday night, Oct. 19, voted to approve a contentious proposal allowing contractors at the Kettle …

House Hunt: 23 open houses this weekend

Barrington 18 Great Road, Sunday, Oct. 22, 11 am-12:30 pm, Colonial, 4, 3, $799,000, Residential Properties, Tracey Orchard, 401-245-9600 24 Bay Road, Sunday, Oct. 22, 1-2:30 pm, Colonial, 5, …
Obituaries
Peter G. Clements, Sr., 56, of Barrington

Peter G. Clements, Sr., 56, of Preston Drive, lost a very brave fight to pancreatic cancer on Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2017. He was the beloved husband of Meg Clements. Born on Martha's Vineyard to the …

Stephen Butera, 67, Bristol

Harold A. Dennis, 93, of Bristol

Joseph J. Velleca, Jr., 79, of Warwick

John Borges, Jr., 81, of Chesapeake, Va.

Helen M. Wendt, 87, of Barrington

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