Businesses impacted by Stone Arch Bridge closure

Slatersville bridge to remain closed through end of year
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NORTH SMITHFIELD – The continued closure of the Stone Arch Bridge in Slatersville is so bad for business that one local business owner has decided to close his doors. Gerald Prifti was the owner of Gusto Pizzeria & Spaghetteria, a North Main Street business that shut down April 8. He told The... more

No new fire station this year in Cumberland

Combined fire district facing $400,000 shortage
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CUMBERLAND – The Cumberland Fire District is at least $300,000 over its budget for overtime pay this year, say commissioners, nixing any hope of getting construction of a new fire station on the ballot this fall. Cynthia Ouellette, chairwoman of the fire district board, said the “excessive” number... more

Hotel proposed between Lincoln Mall, Sunoco on Rte. 116

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LINCOLN – The Lincoln Planning Board is considering an application for a four-story, 107-unit hotel on Route 116 adjacent to the... more

Town Council approves sending school, fire bonds to Smithfield voters

SMITHFIELD – With only three members present, the Smithfield Town Council unanimously voted to send a $45 million bond for an... more