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The East Providence High School Department of Athletics and the Friends of Townie Athletics recently held the school's annual Senior Sports Awards Night Wednesday, May 29. The top prizes were … more
One bill that gun violence prevention advocates claim as their biggest success during this year's session, and two more bills intended to close 'gaps' in existing law, have all been put forth by an East Bay representative or Senator. more
A Barrington resident alleged that a coffee shop worker intentionally tainted her drink. On Friday, June 7, the resident told police she had ordered a coffee at the Starbucks in town and that … more
EAST PROVIDENCE — On the same day, June 4, as a member of the City Council here broached the subject during a discussion item on the meeting agenda later that evening, the Rhode Island Senate … more
Newport Film is hosting a special screening of “In the Whale – The Greatest Fish Story Ever Told,” this Thursday, June 13, including a post-film discussion with Director David … more
Audubon is taking visitors out to meet and learn about bats at its Caratunk Wildlife Refuge in Seekonk on Thursday, June 13, from 8 to 9:30 p.m. Join Audubon naturalists for a sweet snack and … more
Barbara Hughes always knew she was going to be a teacher. The only question was, ‘Which subject?’ “I was thinking about math. I was thinking about music. Those were the top … more
For these kids, “unity” and “sticking together” and “overcoming adversity” are more than just idle words in a graduation speech. more
I write to express my appreciation for the action of our Town Council in their response to a request from Love Wins Coastal for a council resolution. Our town values diversity of opinions and … more
Provided he negotiates a host agreement with the Westport Select Board, an Uxbridge man has almost all he needs to open Westport’s second recreational use marijuana store on State Road. … more
Five weeks after voters at Town Meeting rejected a warrant article that would officially legalize and regulate Short Term Rentals (STRs) in Westport, the practice remains illegal here, and officials … more
The Little Compton Town Council last week approved a policy allowing only the American flag to be flown at town hall, settling for now a controversial issue that elicits strong reactions from … more
Bliss Matthews stood at the center of the high school gymnasium, surrounded by dear friends and complete strangers, and shared a unique message: “You are forever being and becoming, … more
PROVIDENCE — Two bills aimed most specifically women's health and safety issues sponsored by East Bay legislators were among the latest passed by the full General Assembly earlier this week. … more
A walker at Tappen’s Beach in Little Compton made a rare find this week — a deceased sand tiger shark. The species is considered critically endangered, and resident Peter Tirpaeck reached … more
Under a perfect blue sky Friday night, the members of Tiverton High School’s Class of 2024 were encouraged by commencement speakers to look back with pride on their four years of high school … more
The 40 will bring its brand of R&B with a dose of rock ’n’ roll. Veteran players from around Rhode Island and Massachusetts honed their skills playing professionally in Dallas and … more
The American Mandolin & Guitar Summer School at Roger Williams University presents a series of four concerts, open to the public, free of charge. All four are in The RWU Performing Arts Center, 1 … more
How to preserve the resilience of our country in polarized times is the topic of the Bosworth Lecture in conjunction with the Bristol Fourth of July Committee. “A Republic If You Can Keep … more
A new report written for anglers by anglers serves as a call-to-arms to galvanize the angling community to demand action as climate change disrupts fishing experiences coast to coast. Last … more
STORY OF THE WEEK: After an update of the Law Enforcement Officers’ Bill of Rights recently got close to the finish line, there was 0.0% chance that legislative leaders wouldn’t get it … more
EAST PROVIDENCE — The East Providence Police Department identified the driver who is alleged to have led area law enforcement on a chase after he and a group of others stole a sports … more
EAST PROVIDENCE — The East Providence High School Senior Class of 2024 took part in commencement ceremonies Friday evening, June 7, at Pierce Memorial Stadium. Nathan Tavares was the class … more
Average home prices in Massachusetts are headed through the roof, costing countless working families the chance to stay in the town they love. But on Saturday, two ecstatic families celebrated their … more
PORTSMOUTH — Here are some recent arrests made by the Portsmouth Police Department: Wednesday, June 5 Robin Lynn Kimball, 51, of 28 Sprague Court, was arrested on a bench warrant … more
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