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BRISTOL/PORTSMOUTH — The Rhode Island Turnpike and Bridge Authority (RITBA) has reopened the Mount Hope Bridge and lifted travel restrictions on all bridges. Members of the public … more
PORTSMOUTH/BRISTOL — The Rhode Island Turnpike and Bridge Authority (RITBA) has closed the Mount Hope Bridge due to high winds, effective immediately. Motorists who are denied passage will … more
Biologists from Mystic Aquarium spent much of Thursday dissecting the young female humpback whale that washed up at Church Cove and was first spotted Saturday. Using a bulldozer to help them move … more
Do you think that schools moving to a 5-day quarantine and a "monitor to stay" approach in regards to COVID is a smart move, or a potentially dangerous move? more
The Pearson family are used to tinkering in factories, inventing new things and then plunking them in the water. It’s kind of their thing. Nearly 70 years ago, cousins Clinton and Everett … more
EAST PROVIDENCE — A Boston man died in a single-car accident in city in the early morning hours of Monday, Jan. 10. At approximately 12:55 a.m., East Providence Police officers responded to … more
EAST PROVIDENCE — The East Providence Public Libraries will no longer be charging fines on overdue materials, the department and the administration announced late last week. The elimination … more
EAST PROVIDENCE  — Bowing to a bit of pressure from municipalities and community groups, Gov. Dan McKee issued an executive order late last week temporarily amending the state’s open … more
EAST PROVIDENCE — Trailing for most of three quarters, including a 10-point deficit at halftime, the East Providence High School boys’ basketball team rallied in the second half to defeat … more
Back in the old days of two years ago, many parents could go years without hearing from a school nurse. Sometimes their child could pass through an entire school, K to 3, with nary a call or visit … more
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