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EAST PROVIDENCE —A request heard last week by the City Council from Cumberland Farms seeking to have its latest franchise in city located on Newport Avenue as part of the “Newport … more
Current and former Bristol residents found themselves in the crosshairs of last week's devastating Florida hurricane. Here are a few of their stories. more
Join the Warren Land Conservation Trust for a kite-flying event. All ages are invited. Use one of the land trust’s kites or bring your own. This beach looking over the Warren River has a steady … more
For the final performance in the Newport Restoration Foundation's 2022 TGIF series, Salve Regina University’s a capella groups, Mixtapes and Pitches with Attitude, will perform a collection of … more
The Ocean State’s only comedy festival returns this Thursday to Sunday, Oct. 6 to 9, for a full island takeover with nine shows across Newport, Middletown and Portsmouth. More than 30 of the … more
To the editor:  On behalf of Mayflower Wind, I write in response to Julie McGeoch’s Sept. 23 letter requesting more information on aspects of the Mayflower Wind SouthCoast project. … more
The Federal Hill Commerce Association presents the 30th annual Columbus Day Festival on historic Federal Hill in Providence from Friday to Monday, Oct. 7 to 10. The festival takes … more
Just how crowded is Primrose Hill School? For starters, a group of third-graders are using the cafeteria as a classroom. The art and music rooms were sacrificed to make space for other classes. … more
The Blackstone Valley Tourism Council is collaborating with the Audubon Society of Rhode Island and the East Providence Historical Society to hold a guided bird walk for the public to view local and … more
Beginning in 2020, confined to their home, painting became an everyday escape for Gary and Suzi Graham. more
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