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EAST PROVIDENCE — Prodded for a comment after a recent outcry from area residents and business owners, the Rhode Island Department of Transportation has clarified some details of its future plans … more
Tiverton Police report that a lobsterman on the Tiverton-based offshore lobster boat Sakonnet Lobster II went overboard and died early Tuesday. The victim has been identified as Joseph Zinno, 26, … more
The Westport River Watershed Alliance will welcome visitors to the River Center, their recently completed headquarters at the Head of Westport, on Saturday, October 19 from 1 to 3 p.m. The open house … more
PORTSMOUTH — From staff recognitions to updates on vaping prevention and intervention initiatives, the Portsmouth School Committee’s Tuesday night was quick, celebratory and promised … more
NEWPORT — Portsmouth officials said they’re willing to discuss more collaboration with Newport schools going forward, but they stopped short of supporting … more
PORTSMOUTH — Teagan deGroen made a list, and she was checking it twice inside the Kate Grana Auditorium at Portsmouth High School Saturday afternoon. more
TIVERTON — Stafford Pond in Tiverton is among the fresh water places where the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) will stock trout this week in advance of Columbus Day … more
PROVIDENCE — The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) is advising consumers that Whole Foods Market stores in the northeast are recalling Dorset cheese because of a potential contamination of … more
TIVERTON — A 53-year-old Tiverton, man who was listed as one of Bristol County’s (Massachusetts)Most Wanted Fugitives after skipping his July 16 Superior Court arraignment date, is in custody in … more
Monday, Sept. 23 At 10:21 a.m., an Ocean Drive resident called with concerns about a neighbor’s trimming work at the property line. Shortly after 11 a.m., minor motor vehicle accidents were … more
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