Smithfield http://ripr.org en Bryant University; A War Between Town and Gown http://ripr.org/post/bryant-university-war-between-town-and-gown-0 <p>Rhode Island politicians are increasingly looking to non-profit institutions to finance local government. The latest tug-of-war between town and gown is in Smithfield, where the town thinks Bryant University is not paying its fair share. RIPR political analyst Scott MacKay says its time for cooperation, not confrontation.</p><p></p><p></p> Mon, 22 Jul 2013 12:40:11 +0000 Scott MacKay 18808 at http://ripr.org Bryant University; A War Between Town and Gown Bryant, Smithfield should negotiate, not litigate http://ripr.org/post/bryant-smithfield-should-negotiate-not-litigate <p>Rhode Island politicians are increasingly looking to non-profit institutions to finance local government. The latest tug-of-war between town and gown is in Smithfield, where the town thinks Bryant University is not paying its fair share. RIPR political analyst Scott MacKay says its time for cooperation, not confrontation.</p> Fri, 19 Jul 2013 16:39:10 +0000 Scott MacKay 18702 at http://ripr.org Bryant University Calls Bill Requiring Payment "Heavy Handed" http://ripr.org/post/bryant-university-calls-bill-requiring-payment-heavy-handed <p>The General Assembly has passed legislation requiring Bryant University to make payments to the town of Smithfield. The university is calling the bill “heavy handed.”</p><p>Unless Smithfield and Bryant can come to an agreement, the legislation allows the town to bill the university for municipal services it uses. The non-profit university sits on some 420 acres of land that state Senator Stephen Archambault said would generate $2 million in yearly taxes.</p><p></p> Thu, 04 Jul 2013 05:40:00 +0000 Catherine Welch 17851 at http://ripr.org Bryant University Calls Bill Requiring Payment "Heavy Handed" Groundwater at Davis Superfund Site will take decades to repair http://ripr.org/post/groundwater-davis-superfund-site-will-take-decades-repair <p></p><p>The Department of Environmental management has reached a settlement in a case over pollution at the Davis Liquid Waste Superfund Site in Smithfield. The settlement was a long time coming, and the clean-up will take even longer.</p><p> Tue, 26 Mar 2013 18:28:44 +0000 Bradley Campbell 12582 at http://ripr.org Groundwater at Davis Superfund Site will take decades to repair