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Barrington Town Council member Ann Strong voted against the approval of the town's comprehensive plan.

RhodeMap RI surfaces in Barrington comp plan vote

RhodeMap RI surfaces in Barrington comp plan vote

The Barrington Town Council voted 3-2 to approve the updated comprehensive plan on Wednesday night, March 25. Council members Stephen Primiano and Ann Strong voted against the motion, while June Speakman, Michael Carroll and Kate Weymouth were in favor. Mr. Primiano said he was pleased with many parts of the plan, but felt that officials

15 Ridgewood Road, Barrington

Open houses planned around East Bay

The following open houses are scheduled in towns around the East Bay this weekend: Barrington 12 Foote St. — Sunday, March 29, 12-1:30 p.m. Cape, 3, 2, $339,000. Residential Properties, Nancy Ryan, 401-245-9600 77 Prospect St. — Sunday, March 29, 12-2 p.m. Cape, 3, 1.5, $349,000. Residential Properties, Dawne Nordstrom, 401-245-9600. 15 Ridgewood Road —

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Revals due in April; 3% total drop anticipated

Even with some 2,000 homes in Bristol still considered to be “outliers,” meaning their newly assessed value is 15 percent higher or lower than its previous assessment, those involved with the revaluation process have a high level of confidence that the latest assessment is accurate. An ad hoc citizens revaluation committee is 95 percent confident

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Off the Market: Homes sold around East Bay

The following properties have changed hands in recent weeks in towns around the East Bay: Barrington 27 Martin Ave. — $275,000 673 County Road — $255,000 27 Hilltop Ave. — $244,000 2 Carriage Trail — $243,500 368 Rumstick Road — $707,500 24 King Philip Ave. — $100,000 Bristol 54 Everett Ave. — $422,190 42 Fatima

Photo by Richard W. Dionne Jr. — East Providence High lacrosse players practice for the upcoming season in between snow piles on the school grounds.

East Providence spring sports teams contend with snow-covered fields

EAST PROVIDENCE — After East Providence and much of Rhode Island faced one of the harshest winters on record, it now poses a challenge for the spring high school sports seeking to begin on time. While most East Providence High School spring teams have been practicing since March 16, almost all with the exception of

Wendy Taylor Humphrey holds a Canada goose that was rescued in Westport. It is one of many that her sanctuary is nursing back to health after a tough winter. Richard W. Dionne Jr. photo

Recovery room: Winter’s winged victims flood animal sanctuary

A brutal winter has brought a population explosion to Tiverton’s West Place Animal Sanctuary. Owner Wendy Taylor Humphrey said the victims began arriving over seven weeks ago — geese, swans and ducks in very bad shape. “Snowplow drivers, lots of people (even duck hunters) started bringing them in” after finding them on roadsides and in

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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,