Two pieces of state legislation the Town of New Shoreham is pushing in the Rhode Island General Assembly were heard on April 11 and are facing challenges. Both are currently being held for further study. One bill is on the economic requirements for affordable housing, and the other bill would give the town “exclusive power” to regulate Uber-type services from operating here. That latter bill has appeared to stall altogether.
Town Manager Ed Roberge told The Times that challenges associated with both pieces of legislation were evident during the hearings. Roberge said there
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