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Benjamin Church Manor residents Elsie DiSano (left) and Irene Armillotto enjoy the many offerings of the Senior Awareness Day program. Photos by Manuel C. "Manny" Correira.

Senior Day highlights services at center

Senior Day highlights services at center

With idea weather setting  the tone for another successful event, about 200 people attended the fourth annual Senior Awareness Day last Friday on the grounds of the Bristol Senior Center. The festivities began mid-morning when people started filing onto the grounds of the Bristol Senior Center and into the Community Room, where seniors and their


Moody’s boosts East Providence’s bond rating

NEW YORK — East Providence fiscal forecast received a boost Friday, Sept. 26, when the Moody’s Investors Service upgraded the city’s general obligation rating to Baa1 from Baa3 while as well proclaiming its financial outlook as “positive.” The improved rating also affects East Providence’s ability to borrow against approximately $18.9 million in outstanding parity debt.

Joe Piccerelli, Barrington DPW superintendent; RIRR Executive Director Michael OConnell; and Peter D’Angelis, Barrington town manager (from left to right) pose for a photo during a ceremony at RIRR on Wednesday, Sept. 24.

Barrington receives thousands for recycling

Barrington recycled nearly 2,400 tons of material last year and received a check for $34,233 for the effort. Rhode Island Resource Recovery recently distributed checks to the 39 cities and towns in the state for profits realized from the sale of recyclables. The municipal share of the profits for the year ending June 30, 2014

A backhow tears down the old Bristol Animal Shelter on Minturn Road last week. The new shelter, pictured in the background, is scheduled to officially open Sept. 30. Photos by Eric Dickervitz.

New Bristol animal shelter finally rises from the rubble

After six years of planning, discussion, fundraising and patience on the part of the town’s capital project committee and the Friends of the Bristol Animal Shelter group, Bristol residents now have the $2 million animal shelter they approved in 2008, at an estimated cost of $2.6 million. Without any fanfare, shelter workers moved the dozen


Bristol Police score high on access report

Open and accessible are not often thought of as words used to describe a police force. But they fit the Bristol Police Department, according to a recent audit of public records access around the state. The non-profit freedom of information coalition ACCESS/RI audited all 39 cities and towns in Rhode Island to check their compliance

Portsmouth has rejected a proposal to start charging local residents a fee to use Sandy Point Beach.

Portsmouth rejects beach fee for residents

PORTSMOUTH — Local residents won’t have to pay a fee to access Sandy Point Beach, but they will pay more for the cost of keeping a mooring. The Town Council Monday night voted on several recommendations presented by the New Revenue Group, a panel led by Town Administrator John Klimm that has been studying ways

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