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PROVIDENCE — Gathered beneath the aging structure of the Northbound Providence Viaduct, Rhode Island’s federal delegation and state officials today celebrated a $60.3 million federal … more
Some of Warren’s finest and bravest will be honored next month for their life-saving actions in several recent emergencies. At its October meeting, the Warren Town Council is expected to honor … more
A state law prohibiting public schools from asking students’ families for any funds for any purpose will be strictly enforced by school districts, beginning this year. Though the opinion was … more
Monday, Sept. 2 A Harris Avenue man called police after finding gun shell casings while cleaning out his closet. Police checked on the well-being of a man spotted laying in the grass on … more
Work to repair the Bristol County Water Authority’s leaking East Bay Pipeline could begin by the beginning of October. The pipeline has been leaking more than 400,000 gallons of water a day … more
Four years in, there's another Folk's Festival planned for this weekend.The yearly music and arts festival sponsored by The Collaborative, 30 Cutler Street and Narragansett Beer, runs 1 to 7 p.m. … more
Though social media suggests there is a veritable epidemic of bike thefts across town, law enforcement can only confirm a small fraction of these cases. According to Bristol Police Chief Brian Burke, for July, August and September, the Bristol Police have so far documented nine cases of reported stolen bikes. more
Disgraced would-be state legislator Laufton Ascencao, who faces a felony charge of embezzlement stemming from his successful 2018 campaign for House of Representatives … more
Disgraced would-be state legislator Laufton Ascencao of Bristol, who won the District 68 House of Representatives seat in 2018 only to resign months later after a host of financial irregularities … more
Although he didn’t get to toss back a pint at the end of the race, Portsmouth resident James McCarron III, 13, placed first overall in the 11th annual Finish for a Guinness 5K Sunday in Warren. … more
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