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State Preservation Commission hosts annual conference in East Providence

EAST PROVIDENCE — “Preservation, Recreation and Sport,” the 34th Annual Rhode Island Statewide Preservation Conference, comes to East Providence on Saturday, April 6. The day-long …
A brewing legacy inspired the new Canned Heat
Taking in the initial sight of what would soon become the home of Canned Heat Craft Beer Company, Miles Wilson was feeling hesitant. … Read More
Why is Hundred Acre Cove polluted?
Hundred Acre Cove has been closed to shellfishing since 1996, but Save The Bay is hoping to change that. The nonprofit agency … Read More
Route 114A reconfiguration project nears completion
SEEKONK — Over six years after a fiery crash served as the impetus for the project and some three years since it actually commenced, … Read More
National retailers will soon occupy former Taunton Avenue Benny's store
SEEKONK — Attention local shoppers: Two major national retailers will soon be coming to the area, taking up renovated spaces of the … Read More
FDA gives update on outbreak of e. coli infections linked to romaine lettuce
PROVIDENCE — Based on new information, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) have narrowed its romaine lettuce warning to … Read More
Warren volunteers make and deliver 350 Thanksgiving dinners
Hundreds of volunteers spent Thanksgiving morning and early afternoon at St. Thomas the Apostle Church in Warren, preparing and … Read More
Obituaries
Allan W. Young, 70, of Foxborough, Mass., and formerly of Barrington and Seekonk Allan W. Young, 70, of Foxborough, Mass., and formerly of Barrington and Seekonk, passed away peacefully with his loving family by his side on Thursday, Nov. 1, 2018. He was the loving and devoted …
Services set for Matthew M. Harris, 38, of Warren Matthew Marcellus Harris, 38, died unexpectedly on Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2018. He was a beloved son of Larry Harris of Springfield, MA, Retha Flack of Hagerstown, MD and LuAnn Harris of Warren. …
Raymond J. Grant, 82, Seekonk Raymond J. Grant, 82, a 55 year resident of Seekonk, died peacefully on Wednesday, May 9, 2018 at Miriam Hospital. He was the loving husband of Barbara J. (Litterer) Grant for 60 years. Born in …
Robert L. Allen Jr., 67, of Seekonk and formerly of Barrington Robert L. Allen Jr., 67, of Seekonk and formerly of Barrington, passed away with his wife and daughter by his side on Tuesday, Aug. 29, 2017 at The Miriam Hospital. He was the son of the late Robert …
Sports
Chatfield reps local golf with US Am performance EAST BAY — Wannamoisett’s Davis Chatfield certainly did his home layout and the area golf community proud last week with his performance at the 118th U.S. Amateur played over the renowned …
Annual Challenger Jamboree in Portsmouth brings smiles to all PORTSMOUTH — For the 12th straight year, children with developmental ad and physical disabilities from around Rhode Island and beyond descended upon Glen Park Sunday for a day full of …
East Providence’s Ogunronbi wins boys’ long jump state title PROVIDENCE — The East Providence High School contingent produced an individual winner Saturday afternoon, Feb. 17, in the annual state championship meet at the Providence Career and Tech …
Youngster wins 15th In Step for Autism Road Race BRISTOL — Steamy conditions on an early Fall morning greeted the some 75 entrants into the 15th Annual In Step for Autism 5K Road Race and Walk held Sunday, Sept. 24, at Colt State Park. The race …
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Opinion
Letter: Green New Deal: Our lives depend on it To the editor: In "Uninhabitable Earth," David Wallace-Wells points out that the greenhouse gas emissions that threaten to overwhelm our planet have not been steadily rising since …
Editorial: Retirees wrung dry in Rhode Island Add the organization Wallet Hub to those who believe Rhode Island is one bad place to retire. The organization ranks the Ocean State next to last (Kentucky barely grabs that honor). Rhode …
Letter: Climate is our real crisis; nothing else comes close To the editor:  While there are many worthwhile issues and causes out there — including ones that could be considered true "national emergencies" — none compare to climate change and the …
Letter: Legislative grants help incumbents get re-elected To the editor: I attended a luncheon at an area senior center billed by its legislative sponsors as their “Annual Luncheon.” One state representative and one state senator paid for the …

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