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Letter: RWU professor was wrong to go to the newspaper

To the editor: Juggling annual town budgets while also considering effects of today’s decisions on the town 10, 20 and 30 years ahead is the unique skill expected of town managers. Many complex issues crowd today’s municipal finance agendas. Along with “privatization,” town managers must consider the effects of long range pension costs; they must

Letter: Barrington town manager showed lack of professionalism

To the editor: All governments need checks and balances. Barrington is no exception. As a Barrington resident and taxpayer, I appreciate Professor Ruggieri using her skills to examine a town matter. In this era of budget constraints, having that expertise at no cost to the taxpayers is a generous contribution. I am a quality assurance

Barrington Town Manager Peter DeAngelis, shown at a previous meeting.

Professor’s case study leads to confrontation with Barrington town manager

Lynn Ruggieri was looking for a case study to share with her students, but what she found instead was an uncomfortable confrontation with the town manager in Barrington. Ms. Ruggieri, a professor of accounting at Roger Williams University, said that after analyzing the trash privatization financials for the town of Barrington and bringing her findings

Barrington used to employ workers to pick up trash and recycling, but dropped the program about two years ago. The head of the Barrington DPW union says the town is not saving money with privatization of the service.

Barrington DPW union: Private trash pick-up has not saved town money

A few weeks back, Barrington Town Manager Peter DeAngelis offered some advice to officials in Bristol. He said it was time for that town to seriously consider privatizing its refuse and recycling collection, just as Barrington did about two years ago. Now the head of the Barrington Department of Public Works laborers’ union wants to

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