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Cyclists roll through East Providence to assist with affordable housing efforts

Cyclists roll through East Providence to assist with affordable housing efforts

EAST PROVIDENCE — Congregants of St. Mary’s Episcopal Church on Warren Avenue in city played host to a gaggle of adventurous and amiable young people over four days this week, the group associated with the  non-profit Bike & Build Inc. committed to assisting in the construction of affordable housing nationally. The riders were housed at

Barrington Town Hall, Barrington, Rhode Island

Barrington council approves $4,745 in Spencer funds for Tap-In

The Barrington Town Council, sitting as trustees for the Spencer Trust, awarded $4,745 to Tap-In at the Dec. 2 council meeting, but not before putting a particular restriction on the money. Councilor Bill DeWitt requested that the money be used specifically for Barrington residents, and not for the other people aided by the local nonprofit

Barrington officials used more than $200,000 of Spencer Trust funds as a loan to the developer who built the Walker Farm Lane homes.

How should Barrington spend Spencer Trust funds?

Two volunteers from Tap-In stood before the town council earlier this month and asked for help. The local nonprofit that assists thousands of people across the East Bay was requesting about $4,700 from the Spencer Trust, an account established in 1933 with the intent of helping “the poor and unfortunate” of Barrington. Tap-In officials had

Barrington Town Hall, Barrington, Rhode Island

Barrington forum will be focused on affordable housing

Have questions about affordable housing? To cut through any confusion surrounding affordable housing and help residents better understand the issue, the Barrington Town Council will hold an Oct. 22 workshop focusing on the topic. The 7 p.m. workshop, which will be held at Barrington High School, will provide answers to affordable housing question. “We’ve assembled

A Walker Farm home in Barrington.

Barrington request regarding affordable housing denied

Barrington will need to look elsewhere for clarification on an affordable housing tax subsidy question. Officials and residents were hoping the Rhode Island League of Cities and Towns would shed some light on whether communities are obligated to offer a tax break to developers of affordable housing projects. But recently, the director of the league,

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Barrington resident polls people about Palmer Pointe project

A Barrington resident conducted his own poll regarding the proposed affordable housing development set for Sowams Road and found that the majority of people he spoke to opposed the project and the idea of extending a tax break to the developer. Dr. Ken Lavin, who lives in the Hampden Meadows area of town, reportedly polled

Letter: Affordable housing developers don’t need or deserve tax break

To the editor: On July 28, a news conference was held regarding the affordable housing project now proposed for Palmer Pointe in Barrington. Town council president June Speakman and resident Gary Morse were featured. Much of the conference centered on tax abatements offered to the developer of the land by the town and paid for

Letter: Barrington seniors deserve a better tax break

To the editor: On July 28, a news conference was held regarding the affordable housing project now proposed for Palmer Pointe in Barrington. Town council president June Speakman and resident Gary Morse were featured. Much of the conference centered on tax abatements offered to the developer of the land by the town and paid for

Letter: Barrington has exceeded ‘affordable’ housing goal

To the editor: Enough is enough. Barrington has exceeded its affordable housing 10 percent target guideline with 160 “approved” units in place and 490 “affordable” home sales since the 2004 Rhode Island’s Low and Moderate Income Housing Act. The town needs to take action now to ensure that home sales since 2004 that have sold below

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