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EAST PROVIDENCE — Following a presentation at the November 10 City Council meeting, the mayor’s office last week announced East Providence would be participating in National Grid's … more
EAST PROVIDENCE — The City Council, during its November 24 meeting, continued its fact-finding mission on the feasibility of attempting to procure the Metacomet Golf Club through eminent … more
Monday, Nov. 23 Police were called to Liberty Street for a smashed car window. A Union Street woman told police that her neighbor might be intoxicated, and going in and out of his house and … more
Families of Barrington High School students received an unexpected phone call on Sunday afternoon, alerting them to a shift to virtual learning for the majority of high school students. The call, … more
WESTPORT — We’re all feeling “done with it” where COVID-19 is concerned about now, “but the reality is that COVID-19 is here and we have to deal with it.” It is … more
EAST PROVIDENCE — Mayor Bob DaSilva has issued two executive orders, closing city buildings except by appointment only and ordering all boards and commission meetings to be held through virtual … more
The crowds were small but the holiday spirit was thick in Warren Friday night, as the town celebrated the season by lighting its Christmas lights and welcoming Santa. Warren's traditional annual … more
Dozens of children in the Head Start program will be a little warmer this winter, after they were given hand-knit hats and mittens made by a group of local knitters. The students are all enrolled … more
PORTSMOUTH — After more than two hours of discussion during which local property owners made it clear they want more stringent protections built into an ordinance guiding the development … more
Barrington school officials notified parents recently that organized school sports will not be allowed until January. According to a district-wide email from the administration, the RI Deputy … more
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