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EAST PROVIDENCE — In a meeting that had more acrimony than accomplishment, the City Council, Wednesday night, Nov. 7, did approve one significant piece of legislation by giving the first of two … more
EAST PROVIDENCE — The council at its November 5 meeting took the precautionary step of giving tacit second approval to an ordinance entering into a Tax Incremental Finance (TIF) agreement with the … more
TIVERTON —A discussion at last Thursday's Tiverton budget committee meeting about the seawall along Riverside Drive triggered a confrontation between budget committee member Joe Sousa and Town Administrator Jan Reitsma, that caused Mr. Reitsma briefly to leave the table and stride away from the meeting in anger, briefing materials in hand. more
The Town of Warren will try again to win a federal grant it lost out on last year that would help officials complete as much as $3.5 million in much-needed repairs to the seawall at the Town Wharf on … more
EAST PROVIDENCE — The prospective new owner of the Metacomet Country Club property has taken an initial step towards potentially reconfiguring the 500 Veterans Memorial Parkway parcel for … more
EAST PROVIDENCE — Advisors representing the interests of Chevron Corporation were once again present at a meeting of the council, speaking to the body about a proposed modification to an existing … more
PROVIDENCE — The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) last week announced its intentions to keep open the Gano Street exit off of Interstate 195 as part of its long-term, $70 … more
EAST PROVIDENCE — A Boston-based renewables company will soon approach the East Providence Waterfront District Commission with a proposal to convert a vacant Dexter Avenue parcel into a solar … more
PORTSMOUTH — You can drop a line in the two ponds at Melville Park as long as you adhere to social distancing rules due to COVID-19. The R.I. Department of Environmental Management … more
PORTSMOUTH — “Thank you, thank you, thank you,” exclaimed Town Planner Gary Crosby as he flashed two thumbs up after the Town Council approved a new harbor management plan and … more
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