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RIDOT announces I-95 lane shifts at I-195 exchanges

PROVIDENCE — Lane changes to the state’s main traffic artery may affect motorists driving to and from the East Bay and Southeastern Massachusetts. The Rhode Island Department of …
World War II hero's remains come home, 75 years after he was shot down
As his B-24 Liberator began a spiraling descent after being hit by anti-aircraft fire over Bulgaria, 1st Lt. John Crouchley knew what … Read More
What a blast! Brayton Point towers fall in spectacular fashion
Watch drone footage of the collapse hereThe massive Brayton Point cooling towers in Somerset fell in spectacular fashion at precisely … Read More
Towers' implosion Saturday will set world record
After towering over Mt. Hope Bay for a decade, the bells toll this weekend for the two massive Brayton Point power plant cooling … Read More
Hazelton Golf Club is approaching its time to shine once again
REHOBOTH — A local legend about the old Sun Valley Golf Club, the long ago revered public course located up Route 44 from East … Read More
East Bay Prevention Coalitions, police participate in Prescription Drug Disposal Day
On Saturday, April 27, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., the East Bay Prevention Coalitions and police departments of Bristol, Warren, … Read More
Stop & Shop stalemate continues
The stalemate between the parent company of Stop & Shop Supermarkets and five local unions of United Food & Commercial Workers in … Read More
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Obituaries
Allan W. Young, 70, of Foxborough, Mass., and formerly of Barrington and Seekonk Allan W. Young, 70, of Foxborough, Mass., and formerly of Barrington and Seekonk, passed away peacefully with his loving family by his side on Thursday, Nov. 1, 2018. He was the loving and devoted …
Services set for Matthew M. Harris, 38, of Warren Matthew Marcellus Harris, 38, died unexpectedly on Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2018. He was a beloved son of Larry Harris of Springfield, MA, Retha Flack of Hagerstown, MD and LuAnn Harris of Warren. …
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Sports
Chatfield reps local golf with US Am performance EAST BAY — Wannamoisett’s Davis Chatfield certainly did his home layout and the area golf community proud last week with his performance at the 118th U.S. Amateur played over the renowned …
Annual Challenger Jamboree in Portsmouth brings smiles to all PORTSMOUTH — For the 12th straight year, children with developmental ad and physical disabilities from around Rhode Island and beyond descended upon Glen Park Sunday for a day full of …
East Providence’s Ogunronbi wins boys’ long jump state title PROVIDENCE — The East Providence High School contingent produced an individual winner Saturday afternoon, Feb. 17, in the annual state championship meet at the Providence Career and Tech …
Opinion
Editorial: Striped bass penalties aren’t tough enough Fishermen who do not respect the ocean, nor the fish they catch from it, should pay greater punishments than those handed out by a district court judge last week. Michael Saviano of Warren was …
Letter: Jim Taricani — His pursuit of truth made us all proud To the editor: Last week I went to a funeral. My friend and one-time colleague Jim Taricani died 23 years after receiving a heart transplant. With infinite gratitude, Jim squeezed every ounce of …
Editorial: Trump’s coal theatrics The energy reality is what just happened at Brayton Point when those towers came tumbling down. Back when the decision was announced, a company spokesman called it simple economics — coal can no …
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