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Six teams will be on the start line on Friday afternoon for the Itajaí In-Port Race in Brazil, with Vestas 11th Hour Racing joining the fleet following its dismasting, and subsequent repair and … more
EAST PROVIDENCE — A minor omission made over a decade ago putting a glitch in a current proposal to redevelop one of the city’s most strikingly blighted parcels was remedied by the council … more
TIVERTON — A proposed amendment to the Tiverton zoning ordinance, that would have allowed the installation of a motocross park at 691 Brayton Road, failed to get a majority of votes from the Tiverton Town Council on April 9, so it was in effect defeated. more
LITTLE COMPTON — Two Little Compton men have been charged with drug offenses, one dating back to December 15, 2017, the details regarding which were withheld by police for "investigative purposes" until this week. Police did not say that the two incidents were related, but did however release news of the charges at the same time. more
EAST PROVIDENCE — Not so fast. The much ballyhooed and anticipated collaborative effort between the city and state to reconstruct the tattered sidewalks and roadway on an approximately two-mile … more
The Mt. Hope softball team has gotten off to a rough start this Spring. The team has an 0-3 record in just their second year in Division II. The Lady Huskies moved up a division after winning the … more
Westport softball gains experience in loss to Holbrook Despite getting whooped by Holbrook 21-3 in the second game of the season, the Westport High School softball team held their heads up high as … more
Police are investigating a single car accident that took place on New Meadow Road late Monday night, April 16. According to news reports, one person was killed after a car struck a utility pole … more
EAST PROVIDENCE — Freshly out of bankruptcy proceedings and now wholly owned without any debt, the historic Agawam Hunt Club in Rumford is turning its attention to a fruitful partnership with a … more
EAST PROVIDENCE — The visiting and half-neighbor Providence Country Day-St. Raphael Academy co-op squad had its way with host East Providence High School Thursday afternoon, April 12, in an early … more
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