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Large section of bike path will be closed next summer

Large section of bike path will be closed next summer

Approximately 11 miles of the East Bay Bike Path — from Independence Park in Bristol to Riverside Square in East Providence — will be closed this summer for repaving work. According to Rhode Island Department of Transportation spokesperson Rose Amoros, the 11-mile section of affected bike path will be resurfaced and restriped, but possibly not

Members of the Barrington Town Council are (from left) Stephen Primiano, Ann Strong, June Speakman, Kate Weymouth and Michael Carroll.

Barrington council divided on who should lead

Barrington Democrat Ann Strong surprised her fellow council members on Monday night, Dec. 1, when she voted against reinstating June Speakman, also a Democrat, as president of the Barrington Town Council. Ms. Speakman, who has served as council president since 2008, said she was caught off guard when Ms. Strong voted against the nomination. She

A pay-as-you-throw program would help fund needed repairs to the transfer station facility on Hedly Street, according to the Portsmouth Solid Waste/Recycling Committee.

Portsmouth explores pay-as-you-throw program

PORTSMOUTH — The Town Council Monday night will hear a request to schedule a workshop on a proposed pay-as-you-throw (PAYT) program at the transfer station on Hedly Street. The request for the workshop is being made by Bob Gessler, chairman of the Solid Waste/Recycling Committee. He’s asking that the workshop, which would take about two

Thomas A. Rose Jr. is sworn in as ceremonial mayor by supreme court justice William Robinson during the inauguration ceremony at  city hall.  Photos by Rich Dionne

Peers promote Rose to East Providence Council president, mayor

EAST PROVIDENCE — Thomas A. Rose Jr. was selected by his city council peers as its president and ceremonial mayor during an inauguration ceremony for the latest crop of East Providence’s elected and appointed officials held Monday evening, Dec. 1, at City Hall. Mr. Rose, entering his third term as the Ward 3 representative on

James C. Seveney (left) and Keith E. Hamilton were voted vice president and president, respectively, of the Portsmouth Town Council Monday night. They were among seven council members who took the oath of office during a swearing-in ceremony Monday night. Photo by Jim McGaw.

Keith Hamilton new Portsmouth council president

PORTSMOUTH — Keith E. Hamilton, a Republican who was the highest vote-getter in the Town Council race Nov. 4, was unanimously selected as the panel’s new president in a swearing-in ceremony Monday night. James C. Seveney, a Democrat and the previous council president, was chosen as vice president in a 4-3 vote. Mr. Hamilton cast the