My father is going to apply for a town permit, he lives out of state. We'll see what happens.
If you are serious about applying (willing to push the issue via lawsuit), contact Comm2a, they know how to reach me, but keep in mind that there is a case in federal court suing Bristol over this issue and there is an appeal from East Providence in RI Supreme Court as we speak.
I'd try applying to Woonsocket as they have had a long history of issuing permits with little to no issues (except one thing that some people have told them to pound sand on).
I do miss the Mass/Rhode Island area, but it's GREAT to go back to those places as a non-resident.