J.R. Vinagro wins Portsmouth transfer station contract

PORTSMOUTH — The current operator of the town’s transfer station, J.R. Vinagro, was retained in a split vote by the Town Council Monday night. The 4-3 decision was made two weeks …
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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 …

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 …

Brennan chosen Westport's first director of public health

They liked the candidate, but members of the Board of Selectmen had some concerns last week about the salary for the newly created job of director of public health. The board voted unanimously …

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 …
Obituaries
Alphonse C. Salvaggio, 91, of Bristol

Mr. Alphonse C. Salvaggio, age 91, of Bliven Avenue, Bristol, died Sunday, Oct. 22, 2017, at the Jane Brown Unit of Rhode Island Hospital, Providence. He was the husband of Carolyn …

Jane A. Drew, 82, Riverside

Deborah Lynn Sanford, 55, Portsmouth

Muriel E. Medeiros, 87, Little Compton

Peter G. Clements, Sr., 56, of Barrington

Stephen Butera, 67, Bristol

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