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PROVIDENCE — Colonel James M. Manni, Superintendent of the Rhode Island State Police and Director of the Rhode Island Department of Public Safety, along with Chief Sheriff David M. DeCesare … more
Ancient history will give way to gender neutrality if Town Meeting voters approve a move to change the name Westport Board of Selectmen to Westport Select Board. Along with … more
Tuesday, Dec. 3 At 12:06 p.m. on Canning Boulevard, Rin Poll, 59, of Acushnet, Mass., was arrested on a charge of driving under the influence, .15% or greater. At 12:12 p.m., a car hit a pole … more
Tuesday, Dec. 3 At 7:42 a.m., while snow was falling, a vehicle went off the road and into a ditch and had to be towed. Nobody was hurt. At 8:45 a.m., two vehicles went off the road and had to … more
Submitted by the Westport Fire Department Winter holidays are a time for families and friends to get together.  But that also means a greater risk for fire.  Following a few simple tips … more
PROVIDENCE — The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) is advising consumers that White Castle is recalling certain frozen six-packs of cheeseburgers, hamburgers, jalapeno cheeseburgers, and … more
PORTSMOUTH — After investigating an anonymous tip, the Portsmouth Police Department has determined that no threats were made against Portsmouth High School on Sunday. According to … more
PORTSMOUTH — The Police Department has investigated a student’s alleged threat to Portsmouth High School and has determined there it not “imminent danger,” according to Principal Joseph Amaral. more
WESTPORT — A Friday night fire caused considerable damage to a storage-type structure at 365 Narrow Avenue in Westport close to the Rhode Island line. At approximately 10:30 p.m. Friday, … more
WESTPORT — Join the Westport Land Conservation Trust at their 2nd annual tree lighting event at Westport Woods Conservation Park, 573 Adamsville Road, on Thursday, December 12, at 5 … more
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