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Jannitto re-appointed to BCWA board

By   /  January 17, 2014  /  News  /  No Comments

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John Jannitto is back on the Bristol County Water Authority Board of Directors. Mr. Jannitto, one of Warren’s three representatives on the board, was reappointed unanimously to a three-tar term Tuesday night by the Warren Town Council. The last time Mr. Jannitto was reappointed, the town council split 3-2 on the vote.

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BCWA: Water main was repaired in three hours

By   /  September 27, 2013  /  News  /  No Comments

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A broken water main left a number of Bristol County Water Authority customers in Barrington without any water on Thursday evening. But according to a BCWA representative, the broken pipe was repaired in short time — about three hours — that evening. The water main broke at about 5 p.m.; the main reportedly provided water […]

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BCWA: Water main break impacting Barrington

By   /  September 26, 2013  /  Breaking News, News  /  No Comments

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A water main broke at about 5 p.m. on Wednesday afternoon, Sept. 26, leaving some Barrington residents without water. A Bristol County Water Authority representative — a woman who answered the emergency hotline — said it could be another four to five hours before service is restored. The broken water main reportedly affects BCWA customers […]

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Bristol County Water Authority board balks at 5-percent raise for director

By   /  September 4, 2013  /  News  /  10 Comments

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Before the board of directors approves a $6,200 salary increase for the Bristol County Water Authority executive director, members of the board want to see if, in the year that Pamela Marchand has held the post, she has earned the proposed 5 percent raise. At a meeting last week, the board did not make a […]

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Pay raises for BCWA management

By   /  May 23, 2013  /  News  /  1 Comment

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Seven members of the Bristol County Water Authority’s eight-member management team recently received pay raises ranging from 2 to 13.7 percent. The raises, which will cost the BCWA a total of $35,000 this coming fiscal year, were approved by the board of directors in April. The hikes are unrelated to pay adjustments given to the […]

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BCWA hires new legal firm

By   /  February 28, 2013  /  News  /  2 Comments

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The Bristol County Water Authority has new legal representation. The board of directors voted 6-1 with one abstentionWednesday night to hire the firm of Keough and Sweeney. Director Ray Palmieri, of Warren, nominated the firm. He cited the group’s experience including representation of other Rhode Island utilities. Mr. Palmieri also pointed to the fact that […]

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BCWA will vote on legal counsel again

By   /  February 4, 2013  /  News  /  4 Comments

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The Bristol County Water Authority board of directors needs another vote to hire a lawyer. BCWA Executive Director Pamela Marchand said the board’s recent vote to retain Cameron and Mittleman failed to meet a requirement of the authority’s enabling legislation. While BCWA by-laws state the board can take action with a majority vote when a […]

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BCWA’s ‘O and M’ budget totals $7.93 million

By   /  January 22, 2013  /  News  /  No Comments

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The Bristol County Water Authority board of directors approved next year’s operational and maintenance budget following a brief discussion Wednesday night, Jan. 16. The $7,933,131 operational and maintenance budget is roughly two-thirds of the authority’s total $12 million budget for the fiscal year beginning March 1. The second largest chunk of the authority’s overall budget […]

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BCWA awaiting legal advice on potential third vote

By   /  January 22, 2013  /  News  /  2 Comments

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Bristol County Water Authority Executive Director Pamela Marchand is seeking the advice of outside legal counsel regarding the number of votes needed to take action on specific issues, including the appointment of legal counsel. A press release issued Friday states Ms. Marchand is looking for advice on the interpretation of language in BCWA enabling legislation […]

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BCWA consults outside counsel on voting requirements

By   /  January 20, 2013  /  News  /  No Comments

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Bristol County Water Authority Executive Director Pamela Marchand is seeking the advice of outside legal counsel regarding the number of votes needed to take action on specific issues, according to a press release issued Friday. The release states Ms. Marchand is looking for advice on the interpretation of language in BCWA enabling legislation and BCWA […]

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