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WPRI Channel 12 was first to  report a draft review on the status of the westbound section of the Washington Bridge written by an engineer hired to investigate the shuttered section paints a … more
The eastbound side of the Washington Bridge will be split into six lanes, three going in each direction, as a means of attempting to address the ongoing crisis created with the closure of the … more
Rhode Island Department of Transportation Director Peter Alviti took the brunt of the blame for the calamity created as he was peppered with questions about the status of the Washington Bridge from … more
The names of five local hockey greats who represent the RI Hockey Hall of Fame’s Class of 2024 were unveiled last weekend between periods of the Providence Bruins-Hershey Bears “Hall of … more
Shailen Bhatt, the Administrator of the Federal Highway Administration, visited the area Monday, Feb. 5, as part of the national response to the local Washington Bridge Closure crisis. Bhatt … more
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation late last week announced its latest attempt to alleviate the traffic jam on Interstate 195 created by its shuttering of the westbound side of the … more
Facing mounting scrutiny of his efforts in the matter, specifically, Governor Dan McKee had a busy few days responding to the ever-growing Washington Bridge closure crisis over the last week plus. … more
St. Mary Academy-Bay View principal Dr. Marcela Rossi is proud to announce 200 students made the honor roll for the fall 2023 semester. This academic distinction recognizes the dedication of students … more
The St. Mary Academy-Bay View Players presented their production of Disney's “The Little Mermaid” over four performances last weekend, January 18-20. Saturday's events included a … more
Gov. Dan McKee and Rhode Island Department of Transportation Director Peter Alviti gave an impromptu update on the status of the Washington Bridge during a news conference called Monday afternoon, … more
Since its inception on December 21, the ferries have carried 3,285 passengers over 12 operating days. The final day will be on... more
The Portsmouth basketball team trounced Mt. Hope 85-48 in the annual holiday tournament at Barrington High School on Wednesday afternoon. The win boosts the Patriots record to 2-3 in Division I, … more
PROVIDENCE — An initial aimed at remedying increasing homelessness around the state was recently announced by key players involved in the effort. The Rhode Island Pay for Success program … more
The US Small Business Administration has opened a disaster relief Business Recovery Center located at the Weaver Memorial Library in East Providence as part of the state's ongoing response to the … more
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) today announced that it has contracted with SeaStreak, Rhode Island Fast Ferry and the Block Island Ferry to offer free ferry service to … more
PROVIDENCE — In time for the Friday morning, Dec. 15, rush hour, the Rhode Island Department of Transportation has opened two bypass lanes on the eastbound side of the Washington Bridge to … more
PROVIDENCE — Rhode Island Department of Transportation Director Peter Alviti, at what is for the moment a scheduled daily update on the crisis, said two bypass lanes on the east side of the … more
PROVIDENCE — The governor and the director of the Rhode Island Department of Transportation announced Wednesday afternoon, Dec. 13, during an update on the status of the Washington Bridge … more
The Rhode Island  Turnpike and Bridge Authority announced due to the impact of the closure to the westbound side of the Washington Bridge, its Customer Service Center will in Newport at the Pell … more
EAST PROVIDENCE — State and local officials once again gathered in East Providence Wednesday morning, Dec. 13, to discuss the calamity created as a result of the sudden closure of the westbound … more
PROVIDENCE — Tuesday evening, Dec. 12, after further detailing the need to shut down the westbound side of the Washington Bridge, the Rhode Island Department of Transportation released a series … more
PROVIDENCE — In a press conference held mid-day Tuesday, Dec. 12, Gov. Dan McKee made his first public comments since the Rhode Island Department of Transportation announced the temporary … more
EAST PROVIDENCE — As expected with the shock announcement the day prior by the Rhode Island Department of Transportation to immediately close the structurally deficient westbound side of the … more
PROVIDENCE — The Rhode Island Department of Transportation announced late Monday afternoon, Dec. 11, the closure of the westbound side of the Washington Bridge due to the finding of a critical … more
The Rhode Island Hockey Hall of Fame will host a first-ever High School All-Star Showcase at Schneider Arena, on the campus of Providence College, on Wednesday, Jan. 17, at 6 p.m. The aim of the … more
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