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Now in its fifth year, the camp format is finally back to what it was originally intended to be — a place where kids gain confidence and leadership skills. more
PORTSMOUTH — A local man has been assessed a $9,000 penalty for possessing striped bass in the Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) off Block Island in June. more
Barrington Police and EMTs responded to the intersection of South Lake Drive and the bike path at about 2:45 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 13 for an accident — police said a vehicle struck a … more
Could someone really have taken a 102-year-old WWII veteran's Purple Heart medals? more
EAST PROVIDENCE — The biggest disruption to Rhode Island boys’ high school soccer in the near 60 years since its inception is happening this fall and is being driven in part by an entity … more
The total cost of this project is estimated to be $602,719, with a completion goal of late 2023. The Town will be seeking additional funds through other grant opportunities to supplement the Town's Capital Improvement Budget. more
From walking through wooded trails to discovering a local artist, to ending the day enjoying a locally sourced meal, a trip to the South Coast has all the elements of a day full of amazing sites and … more
PORTSMOUTH — When students and staff enter their respective school buildings this month, they’ll see some improvements the district has been working on over the summer. The … more
EAST PROVIDENCE —  Some three years since the last ride was taken, the historic Charles D. Looff Carousel at Crescent Park reopened in recent weeks following the completion of the most … more
A vacant storefront right next door to the town's only medical marijuana dispensary could one day be the site of Westport's second marijuana facility, if a plan that saw its first informal hearing … more
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