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SEEKONK — Seekonk Police arrested four Rhode Island men Saturday night, March 23, on among other things, illegal firearm charges, and apparently thwarted a planned robbery attempt in the … more
NEWPORT — A special night of music, stories and celebration to benefit Common Fence Music and its acclaimed local concert series is on Saturday, March 23, at 7:30 p.m. at the Casino … more
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2018 was a miserable year for SSV Oliver Hazard Perry. At just three years old, months after being anointed Rhode Island’s official tall ship, the momentarily magnificent Perry was awash in … more
EAST PROVIDENCE — “Preservation, Recreation and Sport,” the 34th Annual Rhode Island Statewide Preservation Conference, comes to East Providence on Saturday, April 6. The day-long … more
To the editor: In "Uninhabitable Earth," David Wallace-Wells points out that the greenhouse gas emissions that threaten to overwhelm our planet have not been steadily rising since … more
Add the organization Wallet Hub to those who believe Rhode Island is one bad place to retire. The organization ranks the Ocean State next to last (Kentucky barely grabs that honor). Rhode … more
SOMERSET — The twin 500-foot cooling towers at the head of Mount Hope Bay will no longer dominate the view from towns all around after April 27. That’s the day owner … more
Mark your dates: The enormous Brayton Point cooling towers are coming down Saturday, April 27. The towers, built in 2009 at a cost of $600 million, soar 500 feet into the Somerset sky and helped … more
To the editor:  While there are many worthwhile issues and causes out there — including ones that could be considered true "national emergencies" — none compare to climate change and the … more
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