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EAST PROVIDENCE, — On October 19, at approximately 4:41 p.m., two Hispanic males entered Grieco Toyota on Taunton Avenue in East Providence and test drove a silver 2017 Toyota Sienna. Due to … more
PORTSMOUTH — The R.I. Department of Environmental Management (DEM) on Tuesday announced the award of $37,500 in matching grants to help two Portsmouth marinas to invest in boat pump-out … more
PORTSMOUTH — St. John’s Lodge No. 1 of the Freemasons, located at 81 Sprague St., has taken over management responsibilities for the Portsmouth Community Emergency Food … more
Four Warren residents are running for two open seats on the Bristol Warren Regional School Committee. Continuing this week and running through the last week before the Tuesday, Nov. 3 general … more
PRUDENCE ISLAND — Residents on the east side of Prudence Island should expect vastly improved internet service by Jan. 1, 2021, the Town Council was informed Saturday morning. The … more
EAST PROVIDENCE — The East Providence High School boys’ soccer team returned to Division I league action last weekend, playing Barrington to a 2-2 draw on the road Saturday afternoon, … more
EAST PROVIDENCE — Some seven months ago, city native Steve O'Grady began a tribute to his late mother Janet by running every possible street he could in East Providence. On a brisk fall … more
The Town of Bristol and the Bristol Merchants Association are accepting applications for businesses interested in obtaining outdoor equipment like heating lamps, tents, and string lights. The Town … more
 WESTPORT — The Westport School Committee announced Monday that Superintendent Dr. Gary Reese, who has been on a leave of absence since Sept. 18, 2020, will be … more
Monday, Oct. 12Danny J. Tager Jr., 35, of Attleboro, Ma., was charged with driving with a suspended, revoked or canceled license, first offense, after police pulled him over on Main Street just … more
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