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LITTLE COMPTON — The Little Compton Democratic Town Committee will be hosting a candidates' night for the Democratic Town Council and School Committee candidates on Tuesday, October 2, from 7 to … more
A couple of minutes before the 4 p.m. filing deadline on June 27, Melissa Cordeiro, who has served as a senior clerk in the Bristol Town Clerk’s office for nearly 11 years, submitted her papers … more
The Bristol Planning Board approved a proposal to rehabilitate the historic home at 1200 Hope St., known as “Longfield,” last week, clearing a major hurdle on the road to what might … more
EAST PROVIDENCE — East Providence Police officers recently made a pair of narcotics arrests within hours of each other on the same day, one taking place a retail complex off Pawtucket Avenue … more
Currently senior citizens who want to downsize and remain in Barrington have few options. The proposed senior development at the former Zion College site would have been a giant step in addressing … more
A dispute over a potential charter change continued this month between Barrington Department of Public Works union leaders and Barrington Town Manager Jim Cunha. Union representatives Carlos … more
The person who effectively holds the office of Town Clerk must be a storehouse of knowledge and facts. You would be surprised to know how often complicated problems impacting someone’s life, … more
Bristol residents should have greater access to the information shaping the policies where we live, work, and raise our families. A professional, service-oriented and transparent Town Clerk’s … more
For too long, Rhode Island’s rates of substance use have exceeded national averages. The overdose epidemic has made the need for effective reforms a critical issue in our state. Initiatives … more
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