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Four teenagers from Barrington recently won a prestigious environmental award.   Abigail Goblick, Siddharth Gupta, Mia He and Emma Pautz received the President’s Environmental Youth … more
The Bristol Police Department will soon launch a program that strives towards creating better, less stressful interactions between officers conducting traffic stops and individuals who, unbeknownst to the officer, might have a variety of special needs that impacts their ability to communicate. more
We examined the purchases made with Warren's $3.14M in Covid relief money and matched it against a resident survey taken prior to any of that spending. How did it match up? more
Litter on the Sakonnet Harbor breakwater is nothing new. What is is a change in policy and hope for improvement. A two-yard Dumpster now sits at the breakwater entrance, placed there about a … more
Police officers who hope to or already work in Westport no longer have to live in town, under the terms of a new three-year contract recently approved by the select board and signed off on by the … more
PORTSMOUTH — Once again, the R.I. Department of Environmental Management (RIDEM) is not taking any chances on shellfish grounds being contaminated by a big party on the water that’s … more
EAST PROVIDENCE — Rumford Little League rebounded from its first setback of the summer to reach the final round of the Ron Silva/District 2 AAA Baseball Division All-Star Tournament. The … more
If you are planning a trip to Barrington Beach this weekend, you may want to get there early. Officials say parking spaces at the town beach have been hard to find on weekends and holidays this … more
Kevin Sousa’s crew began ripping old shingles and the like off the VFW roof early Saturday morning, and finished up later in the day on Sunday. more
Amidst an ongoing legal appeal from a neighbor, plan for 20-unit development moves ahead, but with a laundry list of conditions. more
PORTSMOUTH — A man’s body was discovered along the shoreline off Indian Avenue near the town line Monday night. On Tuesday, police identified the deceased as Leonidas Gonzalez, … more
Monday, July 15 A caller from Route 88 filed an animal complaint just after 10 a.m. A resident reported wires down on George Street just after 11 a.m. A Jordans Way resident complained … more
A rundown, long-abandoned house at 184 Colebrook Road will be torn down and replaced in the coming year by a new single family home intended for sale to a low-to-moderate income family, thanks to the … more
The Community College of Rhode Island, as part of its partnership with Bally’s Corporation, is launching its first course specific to the gaming industry, "Introduction to Table Games Dealer … more
NORTH PROVIDENCE — The stay for the Rumford Little League 10U Major Baseball Division All-Stars in the 2024 state tournament was a brief one as the locals suffered consecutive losses over the … more
The Barrington Little League Ron Silva Tournament All Stars advanced to the finals with a 15-5 win over Rumford on Saturday, July 20.   Wes Argo went 2-for-2 with a walk at the plate for … more
PORTSMOUTH — Three men have been arrested following a joint sting operation by the Portsmouth Police Detective Division and Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) targeting sex … more
Volunteers at the Westport Food Pantry serve close to 200 families, but want to extend their reach and will distribute food to families of children enrolled in the free lunch program this Friday, … more
Despite a 32 percent increase in the number of single-family homes on the market since June of last year, the median price of Rhode Island homes sold last month continued to rise, hitting a new high … more
EAST PROVIDENCE — One person died and another was injured in a two-car crash, one from the East Providence Department of Public Works/Highway Division, on Veterans Memorial Parkway Thursday, … more
EAST PROVIDENCE — Law enforcement officials are deeming an odd occurrence on the fairways of the Agawam Hunt Club Friday evening, July 19, as a "mental health episode," which fortunately left … more
The unique cereal ice cream business that started at Hope & Main and grew a fandom from a shipping container in Providence now has a brick and mortar location on Main Street in Warren. more
The Rumford Little League Minor Baseball Division All-Stars suffered their first setback of the summer in the Ron Silva/District Tournament with a 15-5 loss to host Barrington the winners' bracket … more
In a summer that has seen orcas off the cape, a hammerhead shark near Newport and whale and dolphin beachings up and down the coast, birders saw another nearly unprecedented sight over the past week … more
PORTSMOUTH —  Here are some recent arrests made by the Portsmouth Police Department: Wednesday, July 17 Frank J. Saunders, 46, of 71 Callender Ave., Newport, was charged with … more
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