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Letter: We understand concerns about Palmer Pointe

To the editor: As 20-plus year residents of Barrington who work closely with low-income individuals and families, we speak with certainty that decent and safe housing is desperately and urgently needed by low- and moderate- income people in every town in our state, and believe that the minimal goal of including 10 percent housing units

Is Barrington Town Council listening to taxpayers?

To the editor: Why hasn’t the Barrington Town Council had an up or down vote on granting a property tax abatement to the Palmer Pointe affordable housing project? It has been reported that the East Bay Community Development Corporation views this project as financially infeasible without the abatement. It is a complete waste of everyone’s

Letter: Affordable housing development runs counter to neighborhood’s character

To the editor: The people of Rhode Island are fortunate to live in a state with an abundant coastline, inlet bays, rivers and estuaries. Some of us are more fortunate to live in waterfront communities such as Narragansett, East Greenwich, Wickford and of course Barrington to mention a few. The uniqueness of our state given

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Barrington affordable housing project draws criticism at public hearing

About 60 residents turned out for the first of two planning board public hearings on the proposed Palmer Pointe affordable housing development on Monday night. The East Bay Community Development Corporation is proposing the 48-rental unit development for a 10-acre parcel on Sowams Road, filling part of the property that currently houses Sowams Nursery. (EBCDC

East Bay Community Development Corporation's plans for the proposed development Palmer Pointe include 50 units.

Plenty of questions about Palmer Pointe

Barrington residents still have a lot of questions about Palmer Pointe and on Tuesday, a few dozen people packed into Barrington Public Library looking for answers. The Barrington Planning Board, Technical Review Committee and Housing Board of Trustees hosted a pre-application meeting with representatives of the East Bay Community Development Corporation. While the EBCDC has

East Bay Community Development Corporation's plans for the proposed development Palmer Pointe include 50 units.

Palmer Pointe meeting is tonight

The Barrington Planning Board will meet with East Bay Community Development Corporation representatives for a pre-application meeting on Palmer Pointe tonight. The meeting will be held in Barrington Public Library beginning at 7 p.m. Palmer Pointe is a 48-unit affordable housing development slated for land currently occupied by Sowams Nursery. Pre-application meetings do not typically

East Bay Community Development Corporation's plans for the proposed development Palmer Pointe include 50 units.

Barrington residents opposed to ‘Palmer Pointe’ gather under name

A group of residents opposed to an affordable housing development on Sowams Road have banded together under a name. Community Opposed to Development (COD) 02806 issued a statement last week outlining a number of concerns with “Palmer Pointe,” including the need to preserve open space, environmental concerns and potentially over-crowded roads, among other issues. Bill

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Council ‘sold us down the river’

To the editor: Last week the East Bay Community Development Corporation held a meeting for the public to inform and answer questions concerning the newly proposed Palmer Pointe housing project. I was shocked to learn that this land sits on accessible waterfront. I always believed the land on the waterfront was owned by the land

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