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Bristol Phoenix: Serving those in need with dignity

St. Mary’s Parish helps to feed the homeless through faith-based nonprofit Loaves and Fishes RI

Times-Gazette: Speakman handily defeats Ruggiero in District 68 primary

Riding a wave of progressive momentum, Warren resident June Speakman handily defeated Richard Ruggiero in last Tuesday’s District 68 Democratic primary, earning 652 votes to Mr. Ruggiero’s 238.

Bristol Phoenix: Common sense change for development projects in Bristol

Regardless of one’s position regarding the Belvedere development proposal, there is irrefutable fact. The administrative treatment of zoning and planning board applications, and especially of complex ones, is a colossal mess. There is a way to make it better for applicants and objectors. It is called Unified Development Review.

Bristol Phoenix: Board throws cold water on Old Orchard Farm housing plan

Last Thursday night’s Planning Board meeting last well into the evening as two major development proposals, Old Orchard Farm and Longfield (see separate story), were subject to a passionate debate between concerned residents, hopeful applicants and skeptical board members.

Bristol Phoenix: Affordable housing + job skills + good jobs = stable taxes

The rising cost of housing across the district is a challenge that jeopardizes the future health of our community. We need to do more to ensure that those who wish to live in Bristol and Warren can do so affordably, especially young working families and our senior citizens.

ProJo: Bristol residents split on proposed Thames Street development

Bristol residents expressed deeply felt opinions both for and against a new apartment/restaurant building proposed for Thames Street on Thursday night. Members of the town’s Planning Board and Historic District Commission listened as resident after resident got up to the microphone.

Bristol Phoenix: Bazinet to lead Fourth of July parade

Kathleen “Kathy” Bazinet’s first memory of Bristol’s Fourth of July parade, which she was chosen last night to lead as 2018’s chief marshal, goes all the way back to when she was a kid.

Boston Real Estate Times: Gilbane Building Company Completes State of Rhode Island Veterans Home

Gilbane Building Company joined Rhode Island Governor Gina Raimondo, state and local officials, Rhode Island veterans and community members, to celebrate the completion of the Rhode Island Veterans Home, and officially welcome veterans to their new home on Veterans Day.

East Greenwich Pendulum: Towns lose thousands in expected grants

Several Rhode Island towns are facing negative impacts after being notified in late July that many of the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) applications for local programs and agencies will not receive the funding they typically see. Locally, six social services programs applied for a total of $136,702 to fund several projects in the area, and after the meeting in late July, East Greenwich, along with many other towns across the state, were notified that none of their applications from the Plan Year 2016 will receive funding.

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