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R.I. Developers Want Faster Approval for Subdivisions

ecoRI News March 20, 2017 Videos and text by TIM FAULKNER/ecoRI News PROVIDENCE — Rhode Island builders want to again loosen restrictions on construction to help accelerate development. The latest development-friendly bill (H5475) speeds up the process for dividing parcels of land into smaller lots for building single-family homes. The legislation changes state land subdivision […]

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Providence Journal and Feroce Lawyers Battle Over Errors in Article and Corrections Promised

Thursday, March 02, 2017 GoLocalProv News Team and Kate Nagle Lawyers representing Rhode Island businessman Giovanni Feroce, and the Chief Legal Counsel for the Providence Journal’s parent corporation, GateHouse Media, have been battling over allegations of errors in an article that was published on January 1, 2017 about Feroce and his company, BENRUS. After the […]

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Town abandons road extension despite subdivision’s approval: $800,000 settlement

Rhode Island Lawyers Weekly November 7, 2016 The plaintiff gardening nursery was headquartered in Middletown with another location in Portsmouth. The plaintiff received Planning Board approval for a subdivision at the Portsmouth location, conditioned upon the use of the Heidi Drive Extension as a second means of egress. Despite knowing about the approval and over […]

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The Valley Breeze: Town reaches agreement with Bucci on sewer fees

By SANDY SEOANE Valley Breeze Staff Writer   NORTH SMITHFIELD – Businesses at Dowling Village will pay around $200,000 less on their sewer bills from 2014 than originally expected under an agreement reached last month with town officials.   The law firm of Kelly and Mancini, acting on behalf of developer Brian Bucci, appealed the assessments […]