Tiverton Petitioners' FTR budget draws complaint

UPDATE: Elector petition budget ruled invalid: solicitor TIVERTON — Some uncertainty about the legal validity of the electors' petition budget proposal for the Financial Town Referendum (FTR) became evident late Tuesday afternoon. A meeting of the Board of Canvassers on Thursday, April 27 at 5 p.m. in Town Hall has been announced as the moment when matters will be clarified. Town Solicitor Anthony DeSisto, said Interim Town Administrator Nancy Mello (also serving as the elected Town Clerk), will be present Thursday to explain an opinion that his office rendered late Tuesday, and released by email, to the effect that the elector petitioners' budget is invalid and should not be forwarded to the FTR.

Senate ratifies ‘strong mayor’ amendment to East Providence charter

PROVIDENCE — The State Senate has approved legislation introduced by Sen. William J. Conley Jr. (D-Dist. 18, East Providence, Pawtucket) that would validate and ratify amendments to the Home Rule …
Opinion
Letter: After your kids graduate, will you bolt from Barrington?

To the editor: An elected Barrington official recently crowed “this is democracy at work” smugly referring to the approval of the MS bond issue at the March FTM. It’s easy when …

Latest News

Westport Police host drug take-back event

Westport Police, in partnership with the Drug Enforcement Administration, will hold a Prescription Drug Take-Back event at the Westport Police Sub-Station located on the side of Cumberland Farms, 596 …

Riverside Renaissance Movement teams with CCRI on continuing education effort

EAST PROVIDENCE — Continuing its quest to enhance its section specifically, but the greater city as well, the Riverside Renaissance Movement is teaming up with the Community College of Rhode …

Eagles top Townies, Raiders, Tigers and Huskies

The Barrington High School girls' track team picked up four wins on Monday, defeating East Providence (117-13), Shea (150-0), Tolman (148-2), and Mt. Hope (128-22). Barrington's 4x100 and 4x400 …

Customers, officials wish BHOP a happy 40th

Scores of people filed into Bristol House of Pizza Monday afternoon and into the evening to help celebrate the restaurant’s 40th anniversary. Local officials, including Town Administrator …

Frank Siembab steals the show at Warren Hall of Fame dinner

Frank Siembab stole the show at Saturday night’s Warren Athletic Hall of Fame induction dinner at the Venus de Milo …
Business
House Hunt: Open houses planned this weekend in East Bay

The following open houses are scheduled in towns around the East Bay this weekend: Barrington           38 Old River Road — Sunday, April …

Obituaries
Peter Hamilton Scott, 81, of Barrington

Peter Hamilton Scott, 81, passed away on Monday, April 10, 2017 at his home in Palm Coast, Fla.  Peter was born in Warren in 1936 to Peter J.A. and Rebecca (Hamilton) Scott. Peter lived in …

Arlene Adams, of Barrington

Henry E. Warner II, formerly of Bristol

Roberta C. O'Shaughnessy, 59, Bristol

Eveline T. Ferreira, 73, Fall River

Rose Rossi, 81, formerly of Warren

Sports
Portsmouth falls to Pilgrim in back-and-forth affair

PORTSMOUTH — Despite four goals from freshman Kylie Donovan, the Portsmouth High girls’ lacrosse team was defeated by Pilgrim 12-10 in a back-and-forth contest Monday night at …

Townies win two of three to open 2017 golf season

‘Greatest runner ever’ from Bristol

Tigers best Durfee 8-2 in home opener

Gallery: East Providence High School girls' lacrosse

Things to do
Westport Vineyard unveils Summer Music Series lineup

Westport Rivers Vineyard and Winery has announced its Sunset Music Series lineup for 2017.  “We have an amazing and diverse line-up of talent this season,” a vineyard spokesman said. For …

An easy, elegant chicken and mushroom dish with fresh herbs

Easter egg, scavenger hunt this weekend at Mount Hope Farm

Orchard to be planted next to Tiverton Library

Stars and full moon on view with local amateur astronomer

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