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For some people, fall allergy season, with its primary culprits, ragweed and mold, is worse than spring. And with a warm year, we're expecting a bumper crop of ragweed.The warm days and cooling … more
The state Department of Environmental Management released warnings on two fronts in the past week, first announcing that state beaches will be flying purple flags warning visitors of the presence of … more
From Dewey Decimal to digital, the local library is a center for literacy and learning. For Rogers Free Library tech guru Kristin Amaral — as much as she loves books — much of her focus … more
School lunches may be silent, but students are still socializing throughout the day, said the top Barrington school official. Barrington Superintendent Michael Messore said he has received some … more
Bristol Police received a relatively large volume of "noise" calls last week, with neighbors reporting neighbors being loud, playing loud music, partying and gathering in large groups. There were … more
Bristol Police learned from a father in Little Compton that a man in Bristol was allegedly buying alcohol for minors. According to the Little Compton man, he found alcohol in his son’s room and … more
EAST PROVIDENCE — With both parties, the potential proprietor and the public, seemingly entrenched in their positions, a third in a series of what it has deemed “community outreach” … more
  Little Compton is a special place that has been shaped by the efforts of countless people who have cared for and enhanced its natural beauty. Our … more
EAST PROVIDENCE — The resumption of in-person classes following a near four-month hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic took place around the state Monday morning, Sept. 14, including in East … more
EAST PROVIDENCE — The administration of East Providence Mayor Bob DaSilva released its draft of the FY2020-2021 budget to the City Council and the general public late Thursday afternoon, Sept. … more
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