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PORTSMOUTH — Nikki Merrill, finally healthy after nagging injuries hobbled her during the indoor track season, made the most of her final outdoor meet as a member of the Portsmouth High … more
Early Rhode Island’s reliance on, and enrichment by, the slave trade helped shape nearly every town from South County to Newport, Providence and Warren. Now two new projects, one in Warren and … more
The leader of the Bristol County Water Authority said Friday she is “satisfied” that the contractor in charge of repairing the leaky East Bay Pipeline made a simple mistake when including … more
Tuesday, Nov. 5 Police and rescue responded to Tomkins Lane at 7:30 a.m. for a 911 call regarding an accident with injuries. In addition to providing aid, they charged driver Byron Martines Yanes, … more
PROVIDENCE — Jahad Davis Pinto led a short-handed East Providence High School squad at the 2020 boys’ indoor track and field Metropolitan Division championship meet Monday night, Jan. 27, … more
PORTSMOUTH — The Portsmouth High Schools two indoor track teams didn’t finish among the top squads in the state championship meet at the Providence Career & Technical Academy on Saturday, but several athletes performed well enough to qualify for the New England regional meet. more
EAST PROVIDENCE — The council at its Tuesday night, March 3, meeting, unanimously approved a recommendation by the office of Mayor Bob DaSilva and gave it the authority to hire a contractor for … more
PROVIDENCE — As a part of on-going efforts to limit or prevent the spread of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in Rhode Island, Governor Gina M. Raimondo and Nicole Alexander-Scott, MD, MPH, … more
A 13-year-old student at the Highlander Charter School on Market Street is facing charges this week after a teacher allegedly overheard him threatening to “shoot up the school.” Warren Police … more
Tiverton and State Police officers remain on the scene of an officer-involved shooting in Tiverton this morning, with a statement from the town's police chief expected soon. Chief Patrick Jones … more
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