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TIVERTON — Justin Katz wants Tiverton to become a "Second Amendment Sanctuary Town," and to that end has placed a resolution to that effect on the Tiverton Town Council's agenda, to be considered by the council at its Tuesday, May 28 meeting at 7 p.m. in Town Hall. more
EAST PROVIDENCE — The East Providence Police Department is investigating a bank robbery that occurred on Thursday, May 23, at approximately 5 p.m. at the Citizens Bank branch, 622 Taunton … more
SEEKONK — The Seekonk Police, Thursday, May 23, apprehended a Florida man believed to have committed a string of robberies at ATMs located through Southeastern Massachusetts and Rhode … more
PORTSMOUH — The R.I. Department of Environmental Management (DEM) has decided to close and remove the concrete Gull Cove State Boat Ramp in July, saying it’s no longer safe or … more
TIVERTON — Three boaters spent about 20 minutes in cold water off Jack’s Island (peninsula) near Seapowet Point Wednesday after their 17-foot powerboat suddenly took on water and overturned. … more
NEWPORT — It’s been a good year for the Aquidneck Island Robotics FIRST Robotics Competition Team 78, AIR STRIKE. Comprised of 25 high school students from 13 schools across Rhode … more
They had started out in 1979 simply as a wine-and-beer making supplies store, just a little ways down the road from the Victorian house they occupy today. In the decades since, however, Partners … more
PORTSMOUTH/TIVERTON — It’s official: There will be no future tolls on the Sakonnet River Bridge. The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) has formally rescinded an April 23, 2013 … more
The Board of Selectmen opened last week’s meeting by honoring Anthony ‘Tony’ Connors “for his contributions to the Town of Westport.” Mr. Connors, who is president of the Westport … more
WESTPORT — The victim of last week’s hit and run incident in Westport has died at Rhode Island Hospital as a result of the injuries she sustained.  Stephanie Tripp, of Fall River, was 30 years … more
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