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Born of local concern over unhealthy activities on the Town Common, the Courageous Kids program’s sophomore year was a resounding success, serving about 30 percent more young people in downtown … more
EAST PROVIDENCE — The dilapidated Odd Fellows Hall at the heart of what aspires to be East Providence’s Arts center at Watchemocket Square on Warren Avenue may finally be ready for a reprieve … more
• Monday, Aug. 12: Two Barrington residents and their teenage daughter spoke with police about a family matter. The 18-year-old woman allegedly told police she was having a difficult time with … more
Monday was just his first day on the job, but as he walked around campus, Ioannis Miaoulis, the 11th president of Roger Williams University, was greeted by returning faculty like an old friend. The … more
But planners say vote hinges on keeping traffic off Pleasant Street By Bruce Burdett A diminished Planning Board (three members present) voted unanimously last week to approve a proposed dance … more
1919 was a busy year in Westport. As well as the town’s American Legion being formed and the James Morris Post #145 post created by 15 World War I veterans, the Acoaxet Club in Westport Harbor … more
An expensive photograph that went missing from a Barrington home two years ago was listed for sale on ebay recently.  A woman who lives in California and owns a home in Barrington told police … more
The roar of motorcycles filled the air Sunday afternoon as participants in the ninth annual Frontline Ministry Ride for Freedom did their part in raising money to help send care packages to the brave … more
She was blowing kisses as the nurse rolled her into the Warren Skilled Nursing and Rehab center banquet hall, a round of applause erupting all around her. It was a big day for Lucy Gregory, dressed … more
EAST PROVIDENCE — The East Providence Senior Center will soon officially be renamed in the honor of outgoing and long-time department director Robert Rock after the City Council, at its August … more
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