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The Bristol County Water Authority board of directors recently approved another rate increase. Effective March 1, water authority customers across Barrington, Warren and Bristol will face a 4.5 … more
It was one thing for Tiffany Quiterio to hear that 50 teachers at Kickemuit Middle School had staged a sick-out last month. To read the spiteful, angry comments flooding through social media … more
PORTSMOUTH — Never mind, the state now says of its recent proposal to slash millions in funding for bike and pedestrian safety projects that would have impacted Portsmouth and other … more
PORTSMOUTH — About a dozen children and their parents hopped aboard the “A Train” with vocalist Tish Adams Thursday afternoon and rode it in, out and around the tasting room at … more
TIVERTON — The hiring of a town solicitor by the newly-elected four-person Tiverton town council majority has triggered an unintended consequence: the town's charter complaint process, an occasional but cherished remedy sought by citizens unhappy with actions by town officials, may now be a thing of the past. A municipal court decision last Tuesday appears to have invalidated charter complaints. more
Bristol and Warren residents will have one more chance to meet the four candidates for the House of Representatives District 68 seat this coming Monday, when the Bristol Phoenix hosts a public forum … more
STATE HOUSE – Rep. Edith Ajello and Sen. Louis P. DiPalma are once again pushing for Rhode Island to exempt menstrual products from the state sales tax. “Rhode Island should not be taxing … more
A Westport man wanted on eight outstanding default warrants was finally captured Tuesday, Feb. 19, inside his mother’s Westport home. Detective Jeff Majewski said that Westport police officer … more
Even before walking through the pediatric office’s door, Ashley Alexander just knew. From the moment she was first handed her newborn child, to the weeks of appointments that soon followed, the … more
TIVERTON — The table is set for a confrontation next Tuesday, February 26, at the Tiverton School Committee meeting (7 p.m., Tiverton High School Library), between teachers given performance-related termination notices last Thursday, February 14, and the Tiverton School Department. The precise number of teachers involved remains unclear. "I am not entirely certain how many teachers are involved," said Amy Mullen, teachers union president. "There are between 10-12." The union was not given any advance notice of the actions. more
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