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RIHCA warned state officials of critical staff shortage prior to concerns at St. Antoine

NORTH SMITHFIELD – A week before family members went public with concerns over care for their loved ones at St. Antoine Residence, the Rhode Island Health Care Association warned state officials that a plan...

North Smithfield maintains good bond rating, but Ezovski warns of dark times ahead

NORTH SMITHFIELD – The town of North Smithfield has a "very good," credit position according to recent audit comments from Moody's Investor Services, but Town Administrator Gary Ezovski warns that the entire state will...

Rhode Island’s stay-at-home order ends, with restrictions

PROVIDENCE – Gov. Gina Raimondo lifted the state's stay-at-home order on Saturday, May 9, but things won't be back to normal just yet in the ocean state as restrictions on large gatherings, restaurant services...

Salary for top office in N.S. may increase by $15K; Ezovski will not seek...

NORTH SMITHFIELD – Both the Budget Committee and Town Administrator Gary Ezovski have recommended a significant increase in salary for the town's top office, a figure the Town Council will have to vote on...

Noise from Algonquin property prompts questions, RIDEM investigation

BURRILLVILLE – A flurry of activity at the property where Enbridge, Inc. operates a compressor station for the Algonquin Gas Transmission Pipeline had residents asking questions this week, but company officials have told Town...

Planners warm on Holliston solar, but access may hold up Buxton Street array

NORTH SMITHFIELD – The North Smithfield Planning Board held preliminary hearings for two new solar projects this week, and while one appeared unlikely to get their stamp of approval, a second proposal received somewhat...

Need a $5,000 grant to help your small business? Contact your planning department

PROVIDENCE – If you own a small business in North Smithfield or Burrillville that was impacted by Covid-19, you may be eligible for a grant of $5,000. But your town won't take advantage of the...

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