Loading...
You are here:  Home  >  News  >  Government & Politics  -  Page 2
Government & Politics
Latest

Public Works officials hope East Providence City Council reconsiders water plan

By   /  April 11, 2014  /  Government & Politics, News  /  No Comments

kent heights water station

EAST PROVIDENCE — Though there remains some time to gain passage from the City Council, a proposal from the Department of Public Works to address East Providence’s failing water system is on the brink of being delayed for yet another year, according to the administrators charged with its management. Public Works Director Steve Coutu and […]

Read More →
Latest

East Providence Public Works issues release on drinking water

By   /  April 11, 2014  /  Government & Politics, News  /  1 Comment

water tower

EAST PROVIDENCE — In accordance with mandates set forth by the State Department of Health, the East Providence Public Works Department has issued the following announcement on the current status of the city’s drinking water. Residents should be aware this is not an emergency situation, rather a periodic update. Residents can continue to drink and […]

Read More →
Latest

East Providence City Council revises city manager search

By   /  April 10, 2014  /  Government & Politics, News  /  No Comments

council14

EAST PROVIDENCE — At a special session held Wednesday night, April 9, in the City Hall Chamber, the East Providence City Council revised the search process in its quest to permanently fill the city manager position. Paul Lemont, who once held the same post for some 14 years, has been serving as Acting City Manager […]

Read More →
Latest

East Providence City Council once again shuts down East Bay Tavern

By   /  April 9, 2014  /  Business, Government & Politics, News, Police & Crime  /  No Comments

eastbay tavern

EAST PROVIDENCE — The cycle of rebukes and challenges continued Wednesday night, April 9, during an emergency show-cause public hearing as the East Providence City Council once again voted to shutter the controversial East Bay Tavern establishment located on Lyon Avenue. The Council, acting as the city’s licensing commissioners, unanimously agreed to revoke the Tavern’s […]

Read More →
Latest

Barrington property targeted for senior housing

By   /  April 9, 2014  /  Government & Politics, News  /  No Comments

Belton Court was the center of attention during the Oct. 2011 public auction of the former Zion Bible Institute property.

The former campus of Barrington College and the Zion Bible College could play host to a continuing car retirement community in the future. Representatives from the Peregrine Group LLC approached the Barrington Town Council at its meeting on Monday night and shared some early plans for the redevelopment of the property at 27 Middle Highway. […]

Read More →
Latest

Construction can continue on Bristol home over neighbor objections

By   /  April 9, 2014  /  Government & Politics, News  /  2 Comments

19 Summer St.

An addition and remodel of a home on Summer Street can continue despite the appeal of an abutting neighbor who says the structure doesn’t conform to the rest of the historic neighborhood, the Bristol Zoning Board ruled Monday. The Zoning Board ruled Todd Roper, of 30 Union St., did not file his appeal of a […]

Read More →
Latest

Bristol Council postpones provisional budget vote

By   /  April 9, 2014  /  Government & Politics, News  /  No Comments

The Bristol Town Council postponed taking a vote to adopt a provisional budget Monday, setting a tentative date for that action on Tuesday, April 29. After a week-long session of budget hearings during which the council discussed each department’s budget request with department heads, the missing piece in the budget analysis is property tax revenue, […]

Read More →
Latest

Barrington council to residents: Save your comments

By   /  April 7, 2014  /  Government & Politics, News, Schools  /  No Comments

towncouncil-kate

Residents hoping to discuss a proposed cell tower at Sowams School left Monday night’s council meeting feeling frustrated as they were told to save their comments for another day. Barrington Town Council President June Speakman told the residents that since the issue was added to the council agenda as a “correspondence” it would not be […]

Read More →
Latest

Rep. Canario named deputy majority leader

By   /  April 7, 2014  /  Government & Politics  /  No Comments

Rep. Dennis M. Canario

PROVIDENCE — Rep. Dennis M. Canario (D-Dist. 71, Portsmouth, Little Compton, Tiverton) has been appointed a deputy majority leader of the Rhode Island House of Representatives. The appointment was announced this week by Speaker of the House Nicholas A. Mattiello. As a deputy majority leader, Rep. Canario is a member of the House leadership team and […]

Read More →
Latest

Portsmouth working to put end to sewers edict

By   /  April 7, 2014  /  Government & Politics  /  No Comments

Portsmouth-Park-1-copy-350x189

PORTSMOUTH — The town and the R.I. Department of Environmental Management (DEM) are working toward an agreement that would ultimately put an end to talk of sewers in Portsmouth. More than three years ago, DEM issued a notice of violation (NOV) to the town, claiming it was discharging contaminated storm water from the two neighborhoods — […]

Read More →