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1 Answer | Asked in Gov & Administrative Law and Municipal Law for Rhode Island on
Q: Is an art installation of signs promoting kindness near construction zones illegal in RI?

In accordance with Rhode Island law, could the creation of an art installation on featuring letter-sized, brightly-colored signage promoting positivity, kindness, and safe driving behaviors on highway light posts near areas affected by infrastructure failures and construction zones be subject to... View More

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answered on Mar 8, 2024

In Rhode Island, as in many places, placing signs or installations in public spaces, especially near highways and construction zones, generally requires adherence to specific regulations and obtaining permission from the relevant authorities. This is due to safety considerations, as well as... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Municipal Law for Rhode Island on
Q: I am retiring on July 10, 2020. The municipal budget will be voted upon on July 18, 2020, postponed due to the COVID-19,

the coronavirus. Usually this meeting is held in May. In the budget is a 2% raise for employees, and I would have retired based on that pay rate/scale. If it is passed, am I eligible for that pay rate to retire on, and am i eligible for retroactive pay dating back to the beginning of the fiscal... View More

Neville Bedford
Neville Bedford
answered on Jul 6, 2020

Congratulations on your coming retirement. Gather your plan documents and make an appointment with your attorney to review those plan particulars. If the budget is enacted retroactively, I would assume that would answer your question.

1 Answer | Asked in Education Law, Juvenile Law and Municipal Law for Rhode Island on
Q: My son's catholic middle school has no basketball team program. Can he play for the Town Middle School Team??

We live in Rhode Island

Neville Bedford
Neville Bedford
answered on Nov 27, 2017

Contact the town and see what they say.

1 Answer | Asked in Municipal Law and Landlord - Tenant for Rhode Island on
Q: The city of Warwick Rhode Island has just told me that my apartment is illegal I have 30 days to move what are my rights

My landlord knowingly rented this apartment knowing that it was illegal I asked several times and was told by her that if any inspectors ever came I was to tell them it was a break room for her business next door. Now I have 30 days to move because the city has stated the structure which is a... View More

Neville Bedford
Neville Bedford
answered on May 7, 2016

The terms of your lease will be very important in evaluating your rights. If you can't resolve the situation with your landlord, consider meeting with and retaining an attorney to assist you.

1 Answer | Asked in Municipal Law for Rhode Island on
Q: What court has jurisdiction over Middletown, RI Municipal Ordinance 130.01?
Neville Bedford
Neville Bedford
answered on Dec 2, 2012

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