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It’s springtime and everything is turning up green! When the first buds appear and the earth begins to come alive, my tastes shift from hearty winter soups to a lighter, greener, fare. … more
PROVIDENCE – East Bay area ponds are among those the Department of Environmental Management (DEM) announced are receiving a second round of spring stocking through May 2. Over 40 plus, … more
PROVIDENCE – Legislation sponsored by East Providence State Rep. Gregg Amore (D-Dist. 65) in the House and which was passed by both chambers in the General Assembly was signed into law last … more
PORTSMOUTH — Students, staff members and visitors will have the option of wearing masks inside any of the public schools starting on March 7, according to a new policy approved by the … more
National Grid is prepared for a powerful winter nor’easter to hit New England late Friday and continue through Saturday, Jan. 28 and 29. The storm is expected to bring significant snow … more
The 25-foot humpback whale that washed ashore along a rugged stretch of Little Compton coast over the weekend has turned into a minor attraction, drawing a steady stream of curious residents despite the … more
Governor Dan McKee has initiated what he termed a temporary indoor mask mandate for larger businesses and venues as state officials seek to thwart the recent rise in COVID-19 cases associated the … more
PORTSMOUTH — George Cushman was pumped up. The 90-year-old Army veteran shook his fist and waved other veterans over to join him in front of the Portsmouth High School Marching Band before … more
PORTSMOUTH — From an upgrade of a road leading to campus to air conditioning for its field house, the proposed capital improvements at Portsmouth High School have drawn the most scrutiny from … more
The Rhode Island Aquatic Hall of Fame has announced its Class of 2021 inductees, nearly all of the new honorees having local ties: Jeff Allen, David Collins, Tony Fonseca, Jeff Miksis and Ryan … more
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