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Tiverton hires code enforcement officer

TIVERTON — The Tiverton Town Council at a recent meeting has unanimously approved the appointment of Christopher J. Synnott — and ratified a three-year employment contract with him — to serve as the town’s code enforcement officer. The position, as the town’s building and zoning official, had formerly been held for nine years by Gareth

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East Providence man is arrested for unemployment fraud

PROVIDENCE — An East Providence man was among those arrested by State Police recently for fraudulently obtaining unemployment insurance benefits they were not entitled to receive. Abel Perdigao, 43, of 21 Fleming Avenue, East Providence, $8,683 in fraudulently obtained unemployment benefits. The arrests, done as part of a State Police sweep in conduction with the

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Bristol Maritime Center bids submitted

At noontime on Wednesday, Oct. 8, the Town of Bristol opened up the three responses submitted in the quest to find a construction contractor to design and build the proposed maritime center in the former armory building near the Church Street dock. The lowest bid came from Alhambra Building Company of Warwick at $607,000. Tavares


Questions remain before school district commits to solar

A proposal to install solar panels on the roof of Kickemuit Middle School would be free and save the Bristol-Warren Regional School District up to $11,000 a year, according to the developer who made the proposal. The regional School Committee, unsure of the savings and fearful of the panels’ impact on school building warrantees, rejected

Acting East Providence City Manager Paul Lemont discusses the proposed FY14-15 budget at the October 8 City Council meeting.

Council gives first approval of East Providence’s FY214-15 budget

EAST PROVIDENCE — Aside from what could be deemed a mildly terse tussle between Acting City Manager Paul Lemont and Ward 4 representative Chrissy Rossi, the East Providence City Council, at its meeting Tuesday night, Oct. 7, in the City Hall Chamber, gave the first of what are two necessary approvals to the proposed Fiscal Year

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Barrington candidates face off tonight

The candidates for local political offices will participate in a forum at the Barrington Public Library auditorium on Tuesday night, Oct. 7. The event, which will start with a 6:30 p.m. meet and greet, will feature the people running for Barrington Town Council and two legislative seats — House of Representatives, District 66, and Senate,


Bristol FD to host fire prevention open house

In an effort to make fire prevention a top priority in everyone’s home, volunteers from the Bristol Fire Department will host an open house for Bristol residents on Sunday, Oct. 12. Each year, the Bristol Fire Department, like departments across the state, respond to numerous calls for smoke and fire emergencies, as well as accidental