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Hurricane Florence was making life miserable for people in North Carolina as she approached landfall early Friday, but the distant storm was a treat for surfers who flocked to South Shore beaches … more
EAST PROVIDENCE — The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) today announced a series of temporary overnight highway closures for a portion of I-195 in East Providence between the … more
PORTSMOUTH — The local high school football season was kicked off Thursday night, Aug. 30, with a number of injury fund games played ahead of week one of the regular season next week. Portsmouth … more
PROVIDENCE — The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) today announced that it will close travel lanes on I-195 West and temporarily close the Taunton Avenue on-ramp as it continues to … more
PROVIDENCE — Faced with mounting criticism and concern, the Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) announced late Sunday afternoon, Aug. 26, a series of steps it will take to … more
EAST BAY — Wannamoisett’s Davis Chatfield certainly did his home layout and the area golf community proud last week with his performance at the 118th U.S. Amateur played over the renowned … more
EAST PROVIDENCE — Three golfers with area ties were among the finalists of the 2018 Rhode Island Golf Association Jr. Amateur Championships held this week at Metacomet Country Club, … more
PROVIDENCE — The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) is advising consumers that Mondelez Global is recalling certain Ritz Cracker Sandwiches and Ritz Bits product. These products contain … more
TIVERTON — The controversy came out of nowhere. The Tiverton council agenda for its regular meeting of Monday, June 25, had called for "discussion and action on the completion of the Stone Bridge Abutment project," and newly installed Town Administrator Jan Reitsma had recommended the appointment of former Town Councilor Brett Pelletier to serve as "Project Manager"— as a volunteer — during the winding up of the abutment renovation. "I had no idea that this would become a major discussion point," said Mr.Reitsma, after the town council by a 5-2 vote, approved Mr. Pelletier's appointment. more
Twenty-one-year-old pilot Mia Hallgring, a Portsmouth High School graduate, has taken to the sky to race in the 2018 Air Race Classic. The four-day, all-female flying race started Wednesday, June 19, … more
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