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10 a.m. - 11 a.m. Westerly

Interactive Storytelling
10 a.m. - 11 a.m. Westerly

Community Artists Program
10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Charlestown

Scams That Target Seniors Citizens
10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Wyoming

Photography and Decorative Arts Exhibition
Noon - 4 p.m. Westerly

Summer Book Sale Preview
5 p.m. - 7 p.m. Westerly

Chess Club
6 p.m. - 7:45 p.m. Westerly

Play Reading
6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Westerly

Shakespeare in the Park
8 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. Westerly

Free Movies on the Beach
8:30 p.m. - 10 p.m. Misquamicut

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Report: $5 million spent on foreclosure fees, expenses

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PROVIDENCE (AP) — A report on a federal court plan established to mediate Rhode Island’s foreclosures says nearly $5 million has been spent in fees and expenses.

The report, filed by special master Merrill Sherman, covers the period since she was appointed in January 2012 to Oct. 15. It says 744 active foreclosure cases are pending in court.

The Providence Journal reports that lawyers for a group of lenders objected last week to the latest bills for the mediation program. The lawyers also objected to the fact that the court has set no time or monetary limits on the mediation process.

In an Oct. 28 court filing, the four lawyers objected to Sherman’s request for payment of $63,421 in expenses for September.

The four lawyers represent a group of lenders and loan servicers.



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