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Barrington Town Manager Peter DeAngelis, shown at a previous meeting.

Barrington council extends double-digit raise to town manager

Barrington council extends double-digit raise to town manager

Members of the Barrington Town Council voted unanimously to extend a double-digit raise to town manager Peter DeAngelis during a recent executive session meeting. Minutes for the Aug. 4 executive session were unsealed recently and showed that members of the council discussed a performance review for the manager and then voted 5-0 to increase his

Algae forms along the edges of the Turner Reservoir.

DEM rep explains concerns with East Providence’s Turner Reservoir

PROVIDENCE — The outbreak of blue-green algae at the Central Pond/Turner Reservoir is not an uncommon occurrence here locally or in other similar bodies of water across the state. The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management last week issued a warning in regard to the appearance of cyanobacteria (aka blue-green algae) in the Turner Reservoir

Rain water sweeps across Chestnut Street and rushes through St. Mary’s cemetery eroding the earth at the foot of head stones and washing away flowers and flags in this file photo.

Bristol seeks public’s help to minimize disaster impacts

As Bristol begins to update its five-year Natural Hazard Mitigation Plan, the Community Development department is seeking the public’s help to identify areas most affected by storms to prioritize trouble spots and work to lessen those impacts. While the mitigation plan is vital to the health and welfare of the community, it is also a

A truck carrying fill material enters the former landfill property off Park Avenue Thursday morning.

Portsmouth dump capping: ‘We are being contaminated’

PORTSMOUTH — “You can have someone urinate down your back and be told it’s raining for only so long,” Peter Roberts told the Town Council Wednesday night. Mr. Roberts was referring to the frustration felt by many Island Park residents over the past four years as they’ve waited for the former landfill, closed since 1972, to

Nigel and Sharyn on the motorcycle they’re taking around the world. They’ll be welcomed by the Portsmouth Town Council at 10:30 a.m. this Saturday, Sept. 13, at Portsmouth Town Hall.

Motorcycle riders from Portsmouth, UK here Saturday

PORTSMOUTH — A married couple from our sister city in England will be making a pit stop here Saturday during their round-the-world motorcycle tour to benefit the Samaritans in Portsmouth, UK. Nigel and Sharyn Tailyour left Portsmouth, England last April on a journey to raise awareness and funds for their Night Owl “Hotline” project for folks

Bunny Miller points to the area where a dog park is planned at Melville Park. Ms. Miller is chairwoman of the Portsmouth Dog Park Planning Committee.

Fund-raising begins for Portsmouth dog park

PORTSMOUTH — The Portsmouth Dog Park Planning Committee is ready to receive donations toward the construction of an off-leash park at the entrance to Melville Park off Bradford Road. The Town of Portsmouth has opened a restricted-receipt account at the Savings Institute Bank & Trust at 1430 East Main Road in Portsmouth for that purpose.

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DEM issues warning for East Providence’s Turner Reservoir

PROVIDENCE — The Department of Health (HEALTH) and the Department of Environmental Management (DEM) are advising people to avoid recreational activities in Turner Reservoir and Central Pond in East Providence because a blue-green algae (or cyanobacteria) bloom has been detected in the waters of the reservoir and pond. Following a report received by DEM yesterday,

Barrington resident Ken Block, shown at the town hall a few years back, won over local voters on Tuesday, Sept. 9.

Block wins Barrington, but Fung wins state

Barrington voters supported local resident Ken Block in the Republican gubernatorial primary on Tuesday, Sept. 9, but it was not enough as the businessman-turned-political candidate fell in the statewide tally to Cranston Mayor Allan Fung. At the polls in Barrington, Mr. Block received 540 votes to Mr. Fung’s 324, but statewide more than 17,000 people

David Kehew, director of Portsmouth’s Department of Public Works, says the town’s transfer station isn’t set up to allow DPW to safely separate recyclables.

Resident: Portsmouth sets bad example on recycling

PORTSMOUTH — A member of Portsmouth’s Solid Waste and Recycling Committee has taken the Department of Public Works to task for dumping town-generated recyclables down the main chute at the transfer station on Hedly Street. The failure to recycle town trash sets a poor example for local residents and will ultimately lead to higher tipping fees

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