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EAST PROVIDENCE — The annual tree lighting ceremony at City Hall last weekend on Saturday, Nov. 26, kicked off a season’s worth of holiday events in city. The following afternoon a … more
CRANSTON — The Champlin Foundation announced $10.2 million in capital funding to 95 nonprofit organizations serving Rhode Islanders of all ages across youth services, healthcare, arts and … more
The Rhode Island Foundation will match every donation the public makes to Trinity Repertory Company during its 2022 run of “A Christmas Carol” with an equal grant to the Rhode Island … more
Bristol's 2022 Grand Illumination will take place on Saturday, Dec. 3, beginning at 5:30 p.m. in front of the Burnside Building at 400 Hope St. The program will also be live streamed on … more
Monday, Nov. 21 A caller to 911 reported a car accident on Route 88 at 6:41 a.m. Another was called in, same location, just under four hours later. Police tried but were unable to serve a … more
Little Compton will take no further action for the time being on a controversial plan to begin regulating short term rentals, though the issue is not yet settled and will be discussed more, the town … more
Thanks very much for your informative report published on Nov. 23, 2022.  Information on this subject is typically only released in a favorable fashion by the regulators. I am quite sure … more
Mt. Hope cross country runner Jessica Deal placed 18th at the Nike Northeast Regional Cross Country Championship in Wattipager, New York on Saturday. The freshman ran the three mile course that … more
September of 2016 was when Hilary Clinton famously said that half of Trump’s supporters was a basket of deplorables. True or not, it's certainly not a phrase likely to endear one to … more
To the editor: After many years of soft warm lighting (that still exists on the bridges and snowflakes) I'm trying to adjust to the new replacement bulbs in our town lamp posts. I just hope a … more
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