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East Providence digs out from storm, trash collection resumes

EAST PROVIDENCE — Heaping ample praise on the efforts of their employees and the collaboration between all aspects of government, three of the city’s top administrators to a person said East Providence’s response to the Blizzard of 2015 was near perfect in its execution. East Providence Police Chief Chris Parella, Fire Chief Oscar Elmasian and

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East Providence Public Works reminds residents of holiday trash change

EAST PROVIDENCE — The East Providence Public Works Department, Recycling/Refuse Division announces that due to the Memorial Day Holiday no rubbish or yard waste will be collected on Monday, May 26. All household rubbish and yard waste pick-ups will be delayed one day for the remainder of the week. Regular Monday collection will resume on

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East Providence Public Works reminds residents of recycling, holiday collection changes

EAST PROVIDENCE — Due to increased call volumes and inquiries related to recent changes made to both the recycling program and the holiday trash collection schedule, the City of East Providence’s Department Public Works is issuing the following series of updates and reminders to residents. Curbside Collection Policy The City is responsible for the collection

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


East Providence remains on regular rubbish schedule

EAST PROVIDENCE — City Manager Peter Graczykowski has announced rubbish pick-up in East Providence remains on schedule until further notice after winter storm Nemo hit over the weekend. Those who have garbage and recycling collection on Mondays should have their refuse by the curb no later than 6 a.m. The same holds true for the

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

A Martin Avenue resident's dog attacked a Mega Disposal employee on Friday morning, biting his right leg.

Two East Bay towns are talking trash

Peter DeAngelis has some simple advice for Tony Teixeira. The Barrington town manager knows firsthand how difficult, how delicate, the privatization of refuse and recycling collection can be for a community, and recommends that as Mr. Teixeira, the Bristol town administrator, begins that discussion emotions are checked at the door. “They need to stay focused