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Council attacks Explore Bristol

Council attacks Explore Bristol

Bristol Town Council members took a couple swipes at Explore Bristol Monday night, hacking $30,000 from the group’s $50,000 request, and raising questions about the accounting and management of funds. Explore Bristol leader Michael Byrnes was not at the meeting Monday night, but responded to those questions and refuted the implications on Wednesday by saying,

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Investing in Bristol: Budget up almost $1M

Most Bristol departments would get their full spending requests for fiscal 2016 if the Town Council approves Town Administrator Tony Teixeira’s $49.6 million budget proposal. Mr. Teixeira’s proposal — about $900,000 more than last year’s $48.7 million budget — shows few significant cuts in department requests. Most departments would be fully funded in his proposal,

Candidate Collins: Greenwood Terrace has seen considerable progress

By Elizabeth Collins, candidate for Westport Housing Authority I, Elizabeth Collins, announce my candidacy for reelection to the Westport Housing Authority.  Greenwood Terrace serves close to 50 elderly and disabled residents. The state legislature established Housing Authorities and the Department of Housing and Community Development, DHCD, oversees our facility. A local commissioner’s primary responsibility is

George Finn, the high school's director of athletics, said spring sports would benefit from a new turf field.

Barrington’s turf plan is put on ice

A volunteer-driven project to bring artificial turf to Barrington High School took a big hit last Thursday night, when the Barrington School Committee voted against the proposal. Kate Brody, Bob Shea and Paula Dominguez voted not to endorse a $1.5 million bond at this year’s financial town meeting. The bond, paired with $1 million in

John Klimm is expected to be sworn in as Aiken, S.C. city manager on April 27.

Portsmouth’s Klimm to be Aiken, S.C. city manager

PORTSMOUTH — Town Administrator John Klimm was hired Monday night to be the next city manager of Aiken, S.C. According to a story in the Aiken Standard newspaper, Mr. Klimm was selected from three finalists for the job by the Aiken city council. He will be sworn in April 27 and paid a starting salary of $130,000,


Portsmouth to state: Change school surplus law

PORTSMOUTH — Saying it should have the authority to tap into unexpended school funds, the Town Council Monday night voted 4-2 to ask state lawmakers to change a Rhode Island law that now prevents any school surplus funds to be returned to the town. Council member Joseph Robicheau proposed a resolution that requests the General Assembly

The Tiverton Water tower, shown here at the top of Pocasset Hill (elevation slightly above 300 feet), stores water used by the North Tiverton Fire District.

Water supply questions raised for Tiverton Glen

TIVERTON — Officials at the two private water authorities in town — the North Tiverton Fire District and the Stone Bridge Fire District — cannot say whether there would be adequate water to fight a major fire in one of the estimated 20 buildings being proposed by Carpionato Development Group for the massive Tiverton Glen


Westport Candidates Night is March 26

Westport residents are invited to Candidates Night at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 26, at the high school auditorium, 6:30pm. Karen Powell will serve as the moderator. The audience will have the opportunity to hear from the candidates, as well as learn about the six ballot questions. In addition, there will be an opportunity to