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PORTSMOUTH — Another Portsmouth COVID vaccination clinic is scheduled for Friday, Sept. 17,  from 1-3 p.m. or 4-7 p.m. at Portsmouth High School. Although this clinic is primarily for … more
News anchor Gene Valicenti will speak on the First Amendment in our polarized country on Thursday, Sept. 9 at 7:15 p.m. in the Bristol County Courthouse on High St in Bristol. He is the first speaker … more
PORTSMOUTH — It will be six months late, but the “Polar Plunge” bonfire, normally scheduled for New Year’s Day, will be ignited at 8 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 4, at Island Park … more
Coggeshall Farm Museum will celebrate Textile Weekend on Saturday, Aug. 28 and Sunday, Aug. 29.; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.  The event will feature costumed historians from Coggeshall Farm and Old … more
Warren Folks Fest is a celebration of all things local and all things artistic. It will be held on Saturday, Aug. 28 from 1-8 p.m. at the mill complex at 30 Cutler Street. more
The Warren Land Conservation Trust is offering a unique fundraising event on Monday, Aug. 23 from 7-10 p.m. that will take passengers on a moonlit picnic cruise aboard the Prudence Island Ferry. more
SEEKONK — Michael Mahoney was recently named as the new Executive Director of the Newman and Bayside YMCA branches, serving East Providence/Seekonk and Barrington. Steven O'Donnell, Chief … more
Do you love dogs? What about supporting small, local businesses? Assuming you’re not Ebenezer Scrooge prior to his ghostly visitors kickstarting his steely, cold heart, we’ll assume … more
LITTLE COMPTON — Lara Downes, one of this country’s foremost pianists, will be the first to play St. Andrews by the Sea Episcopal Church’s recently donated century-old Steinway … more
PORTSMOUTH — Quidditch may have begun as a fictional sport played between the four Hogwarts house teams in the Harry Potter movie series, but it will be very real when a land-based version … more
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