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Brig. Gen. Rick Baccus, administrator of the Rhode Island Veterans' Home for the past 11 years, has submitted his resignation, to be effective in 60 days. Gen. Baccus, a Bristol resident, was at the … more
EAST BAY — “No news is good news” is hopefully the axiom to be taken by the lack of definitive words from the union representing school bus drivers in East Providence, Barrington … more
PROVIDENCE — The Rhode Island Department of Transportation has announced there will be a single lane and right shoulder closure at the on-ramp coming from the East Side of Providence to the … more
EAST PROVIDENCE — Well over 50 residents and interested parties were in attendance at a meeting about the future of the Watchmoket Square district and the nearby waterfront hosted by the … more
QUONSET — The return of the Rhode Island National Guard Open House Air Show will now feature the United States Air Force Thunderbirds as headliners coinciding with a date change for the event … more
EAST PROVIDENCE — The East Providence High School English Department held the first of what it plans to be an annual participation in the “Poetry Out Loud” recitation contest Wednesday … more
A young woman from New Jersey briefly fled into the woods near a busy commercial intersection after allegedly attempting to buy a new cell phone with a false identity. That was one of dozens of … more
EAST PROVIDENCE — The following academic achievements for college students from East Providence and nearby for the Fall 2019 semester were submitted by their respective institutions of higher … more
A number of Barrington boys recorded stellar times at the World Trophies Invitational tournament in Providence on Saturday, Jan. 11.  Barrington's 4x800-meter relay team of Jay Scheiffelin, … more
With an expanded board and a new leader at the helm, Bristol’s King Philip Little League is looking to buck national trends and expand their offerings. “We’re trying to capture … more
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