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A man who was found deceased in the Warren River on Monday, April 8 was identified by Warren Police on Thursday. more
On April 13, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Coggeshall Farm will be offering a fun and educational outdoor experience for all ages. more
They stand on different sides of the political aisle, but on Friday they met for coffee.   Lisa Daft, a former member of the Committee on Appropriations and a Republican, and Carl Kustell, … more
The East Providence High School Musical Theatre Group presented "Les Miserables" as its annual spring production last weekend, April 4-6, with three shows. Members of the cast included: Jean … more
They started in 2019 and have a Facebook page with over 3,000 followers that began in 2022. The momentum is real, and the interest in their efforts is growing. more
It is also the fifth consecutive year South Kingstown has been named second safest. Cumberland and North Kingstown took the third and fourth slots, while East Providence climbed four spots to take the fifth spot and round out the top five safest cities in Rhode Island. more
As property assessment notices arrive in mailboxes this month, Tiverton taxpayers might experience some sticker shock as they compare the numbers to previous assessments.  The latest … more
The East Providence High School boys' outdoor track and field team opened up its 2024 Eastern Division meet season with a sweep of visiting Providence Country Day, Tiverton and Mt. Hope Tuesday … more
A rite of spring as much as any other, Opening Day of the 2024 trout season is set for Saturday, April 13, and the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management has stocked more than 100 … more
An East Providence resident was among a half-dozen charged in Third Division District Court in Warwick with crimes related to targeting children for sex, stemming from a joint investigation led by … more
PORTSMOUTH — Although the R.I. Department of Transportation (RIDOT) has already recommended against lane reductions for a major stretch of East Main Road due to high traffic counts, the … more
Just how bad is the condition of the Barrington High School track oval? Near the long jump, pole vault and high jump approaches, the surface has pulled loose from the base layer. On the turn … more
Voters on Tuesday soundly defeated the town’s proposed $35 million water and sewer project, voting nearly two to one to reject the $35 million debt exclusion in advance of next month’s … more
The expectations are high for the Barrington High School boys volleyball team this year.   BHS Coach Christian Lambert said the Eagles are an experienced, senior-heavy team team. Last year, … more
This unassuming Water Street shop in downtown Warren holds a fascinating story of true love, determination, and a quarter century of success. more
Well underway and on schedule albeit very early in the process, a formal groundbreaking ceremony for the Martin Middle School renovation project was held on the Brown Street grounds Tuesday morning, … more
A collaborative project between the school's CTE and arts programs, the house was designed in the style of Disney's "Encanto", and was delivered to a girl battling cancer. more
PORTSMOUTH — It’s not every day you get to play on the White House lawn, but a local 6-year-old recently did just that. Nathan Kearns, a first-grader at St. Philomena School, got to … more
Arjun Bansal is not wasting any time.   He moves his pawns out first, creating lanes for his bishops to attack. Across the chess board, Arjun’s unknowing victim struggles to map out … more
The Barrington High School chess team finished first in the Ocean State Scholastic High School Chess League this season.   Barrington finished with 9.5 match points and a total of 37.5 game … more
A Westport Point homeowner accused of building a large pool retaining wall structure without the proper town approvals has filed suit against the Westport Historical Commission, claiming board … more
The cupboard is far from bare for new head coach Nick Boyce as he takes over the reins of the East Providence High School girls' lacrosse program in time for the 2024 season. Boyce, a Social … more
Little Compton officials are looking for public comments as they update the town’s Hazard Mitigation and Flood Management Plan, as required by the federal government. The plan, currently … more
A steady stream of fishermen gave the Tiverton Town Council an earful Monday night over proposed ordinance changes that would restrict fishing at some of the town’s most popular areas, and … more
A Newport County Superior Court judge last week ruled against the local citizens group Green Oceans, which had sued to prevent Revolution Wind from going forward with plans to install 65 turbines … more
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