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Portsmouth starts first spay/neuter program

Portsmouth starts first spay/neuter program

PORTSMOUTH — A new town program will allow local residents to receive a significant discount to get their dogs and cats spayed or neutered. Under Rhode Island law, a portion of what a municipality brings in for animal licenses must be put into a separate fund for spay/neuter services. Until this week, however, that hasn’t

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Grand Jury indicts East Providence teen on federal sex trafficking charges

PROVIDENCE — A federal grand jury in Providence has returned a six-count indictment charging Reginald “Reggie” Chaney, 19, of East Providence, with conspiracy, sex trafficking of a child and transportation of a minor. It is alleged that Chaney conspired to recruit, transport and coerce two minor females to engage in commercial sex acts. The indictment

Officials said the White Church Bridge will be closed overnight on April 27 and 28.

Barrington bridge to be closed overnight

The White Church Bridge in Barrington will be closed on Monday and Tuesday nights, April 27 and 28, for construction. The bridge — from County Road to Martin Avenue — will be closed from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. both nights. Construction crews will be installing a water main, necessitating full closure of the bridge,

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Bristol arrests: Domestic assault, larceny, disorderly

The Bristol Police Department made the following arrests last week: Chancey Nealy, 30, of 242 Douglas Ave., Providence, was charged with vandalism and disorderly conduct after police were called to a Wood Street home just after midnight April 15 for reports of a domestic dispute in progress. John R. Mason, 28, of 16 Fernwood Road,

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Second suicide takes place in East Providence Wednesday

EAST PROVIDENCE — Residents of the city were rocked by the news of a second suicide by self-inflicted gun shot Wednesday, April 22. Earlier in the day, a middle-aged gentleman took his own life in Riverside. A few hours later, multiple local officials confirmed a similarly aged male, approximately 50-years-old, committed suicide by gun in his

Police Chief Thomas Lee points to a plaque marking the year when the current police station was built: 1975. The department has long since outgrown the current building, he says.

Report recommends new 2-story police station for Portsmouth

Above: Police Chief Thomas Lee points to a plaque marking the year when the current police station was built: 1975. The department has long since outgrown the current building, he says. PORTSMOUTH — The company charged with studying future infrastructure needs for the police and fire departments has recommended the construction of a new 20,0000-square-foot, two-story

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