Outerlimits Powerboats owner dies when new boat flips

Joseph Sgro, the 63-year-old owner of Outerlimits Offshore Powerboats in Bristol, was killed Thursday when his new Outerlimits SB 50 powerboat boat flipped in the Florida Keys. Mr. Sgro is the …
Power back on in much of Warren

Power has been restored to much, but not all, of Warren, after a windstorm Sunday night into Monday knocked out power to 150,000 Bristol County National Grid customers and more than 490,000 across …

East Providence Police seek second suspect in school bus theft incident

EAST PROVIDENCE — In a release issued Monday afternoon, Oct. 30, the East Providence Police Department announced it has issued an arrest warrant for Tiverton man for his alleged participation in …

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RIDOT plans one-day closure of Newman Avenue in East Providence

PROVIDENCE — The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) today announced the next closure of Route 152 (Newman Avenue) at the Newman Avenue Bridge, from Barney Street to the Massachusetts …

Non-profit tracks Ocean State's beautiful — but dirty — shoreline

Thousands of pieces of junk litter Rhode Island’s shores, but a new website just launched by a Middletown non-profit aims to spot — and hopefully help get rid of — them …
World record challenge in sight as growers cross fingers; weigh-off Saturday

Will Warren pumpkins squash world record? Today's the day

Pumpkin growers from across New England will be chasing a world record when they converge on Frerichs Farm Saturday for the Southern New England Giant Pumpkin Growers’ annual weigh-off, …

Youngster wins 15th In Step for Autism Road Race

BRISTOL — Steamy conditions on an early Fall morning greeted the some 75 entrants into the 15th Annual In Step for Autism 5K Road Race and Walk held Sunday, Sept. 24, at Colt State Park. The race …

Benatar concert in East Providence cancelled over wind concerns

EAST PROVIDENCE — Waterfront Productions announced at 4:45 p.m. today the Pat Benatar-Neil Giraldo concert scheduled for this evening, September 22, at Bold Point Park has been cancelled due to …

Local boats shine at Newport International Boat Show

A star of last weekend’s Newport International Boat Show was Hinkley’s (Portsmouth) all-electric-powered 28.5-foot Dasher, billed as the first electric luxury powerboat. Looking little like …
Obituaries
Robert L. Allen Jr., 67, of Seekonk and formerly of Barrington

Robert L. Allen Jr., 67, of Seekonk and formerly of Barrington, passed away with his wife and daughter by his side on Tuesday, Aug. 29, 2017 at The Miriam Hospital. He was the son of the late Robert …

Margaret M. Brady, 91, of Seekonk, Mass.

David E. Ward, 49, Portsmouth

Mary "Ann" Hall, 73, Portsmouth

Father Edmund Adams, 77, Portsmouth

Daniel Barbosa, 86, formerly of East Providence

Francis "Tut" Jamiel, Warren

Maria Tavares, Bristol

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Sports
LaSalle Academy baseball program enjoys its East Bay influence

PROVIDENCE — Plenty of players with East Bay ties, seven to be exact, were among the core that propelled the LaSalle Academy baseball team this spring to its first Rhode Island Interscholastic …

East Providence's Mercurio reflects on rise up baseball coaching ladder

City players Forcier, Leopold win prestigious golf titles

Many local nonprofits benefit from annual golf tournament

Guinness 5K a party, not just a race

Things to Do
Let them eat zucchini bread

I started six zucchini plants indoors. Four made it outside and then only two survived the rabbits, rain and squirrels. Thank goodness only two survived! We’ve already had about 10 zucchini and …

'Bold' move: Waterfront Productions opens first season in East Providence

A glossy, sticky teriyaki fish made on top of the stove

'Red Book' is free online and will ease research in U.S. states and counties

Fluffy baked eggs (or cloud eggs) are a fun breakfast

Opinion
Letter: We can all do something to stop domestic violence

To the editor: When we stay silent, domestic violence thrives. With 1 in 4 Rhode Islanders experiencing domestic violence in their lifetimes, and nearly 1 in 10 Rhode Island high schoolers …

Letter: Antifa protesters not so innocent either

Family Search discontinuing microfilm loans; Canada celebrates 150th

Editorial: Veterans coming home

Letter: Kilmartin continues tradition of AG obfuscation

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