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Eight Portsmouth open space members quit

Eight Portsmouth open space members quit

PORTSMOUTH — Eight members of the town’s Open Space Committee (OSC) have resigned en masse, saying the panel’s ability to function has been seriously compromised due to confidentiality breaches. “The Aquidneck Island Land Trust (ALT) will no longer bring potentially conserved properties to the committee as there is no trust that the properties will be held

Rep. Ray Gallison

Lawmaker accused of attacking BCWA image

A lawmaker accused of attacking the Bristol County Water Authority leader’s credibility and potentially damaging the authority’s image says he won’t respond to requests that he explain himself publicly. Bristol Rep. Raymond Gallison said he had no plans to attend Wednesday night’s meeting of the authority’s board of directors despite the board’s invitation. That invitation

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Governor signs off on measure easing controversy over solid waste facilities

PROVIDENCE – The governor has signed a bill modifying the definition of a construction and demolition (C&D) debris processing facility in order to protect the quality of life in residential areas and bring facilities treating less than 150 tons of debris per day into line with other plants. Gov. Lincoln Chafee penned the new law

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EP Equal Employment to hold meeting Tuesday

EAST PROVIDENCE — The City of East Providence’s Affirmative Action/EEO Office will be conducting a number of informational sessions about potential job opportunities within its police and fire departments as well as other divisions in the coming week, including one Tuesday night, July 8, at the Cape Verdean Progressive Center, 329 Grosvenor Ave., from 6

Richard "Spunk" Pimentel as decided against pursuing re-election to the East Providence School Committee.

Pimentel ends EP School Committee re-election bid

EAST PROVIDENCE — Richard “Spunk, Spunky” Pimentel has opted against further pursuit of re-election to the East Providence School Committee, he informed The Post and early this week. Citing health concerns, Mr. Pimentel, who took ill in recent months, acknowledged he will not submit signatures from residents of Ward 3, the district he represented

A car passes under the Sakonnet River Bridge gantry on June 20 — the last day tolls were collected.  Photo by Jim McGaw.

Portsmouth seeks toll refund

PORTSMOUTH — Now that a toll has been eliminated from the Sakonnet River Bridge, the Town of Portsmouth is going after the Rhode Island Turnpike and Bridge Authority (RITBA) for reimbursement of the “illegal” levy collected, which is said to be approaching a total of $1 million. The town first filed suit in U.S. District Court

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Nuisance trees to remain for now

In Bristol, if a town owned tree that is otherwise healthy causes damage to personal property, the homeowner may have to live with the nuisance. Bryan McWilliams, who owns a home at 114 Hopeworth Ave., sought the advice of the Town Council on Wednesday, June 25, after Tree Warden Mike King refused his request to

Major election battle shaping up in Tiverton

TIVERTON — A field of 26 candidates will be running for contested public offices this coming November. The office-seekers filed declarations of candidacy with the Tiverton Town Clerk’s office by the close of business on Wednesday, June 25. The Town Council race For the seven-member Tiverton Town Council, the 14 non-partisan candidates for the positions

Little Compton voters face contested races

LITTLE COMPTON — More choices than they’ve faced in awhile face Little Compton voters in this fall’s election as several races for town office feature partisan contests. Office seekers filed declarations of candidacy by the close of business on Wednesday, June 25.The filings produced a new mix of potential office-holders. In the Little Compton Town