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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 momentous fifth annual edition of “The Looff: East Providence Arts Festival,” sponsored by the East Providence Arts Council, takes place Saturday, Aug. 10, from 11 a.m.-6 … more
In its years as the main Prudence Island ferry, the Herbert C. Bonner has carried countless passengers back and forth to Prudence Island. But few sails were as memorable as its two and a half-hour … more
Get ready for a hot one. The 37th annual Warren Quahog, Seafood and Arts Festival is on Saturday and Sunday, July 20 and 21, at Burr’s Hill Park, Water Street. It's predicted to be the hottest … more
EAST PROVIDENCE — The fact that the Weaver Farmers Market is about to begin its sixth season with its 2019 debut set for Thursday evening, June 20, shows it truly follows the credo of promoting the … more
EAST PROVIDENCE — Culinary delights are on order this weekend in city as two local organizations plan competitions, the Rumford Lions Club hosting its inaugural “Lasagna Cook Off” on Friday … more
After towering over Mt. Hope Bay for a decade, the bells toll this weekend for the two massive Brayton Point power plant cooling towers, which are scheduled to be imploded at approximately 8 a.m. … more
NEWPORT — A special night of music, stories and celebration to benefit Common Fence Music and its acclaimed local concert series is on Saturday, March 23, at 7:30 p.m. at the Casino … more
Up until now, Wacom has dominated the drawing tablet industry. Professionals and hobbyists alike have been stuck with only one option. But thats starting to change. Companies like Apple, Huion, … more
PORTSMOUTH — Get into the holiday spirit this Saturday, Dec. 8, with The Sweetback Sisters’ 10th annual Country Christmas Singalong at the Portsmouth High School auditorium, 120 … more
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