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CRANSTON — The Rhode Island Division of Motor Vehicles resumes its weekend office hours beginning Saturday, Oct. 17, to assist Rhode Islanders seeking driver’s license and ID … more
PROVIDENCE — Secretary of State Nellie M. Gorbea and Board of Elections member Jennie Johnson made several announcements regarding the November 3 general election in Rhode Island at a news … more
WARWICK — Most fall high school sports, with the notable exception of football, will be played as scheduled in 2020 amid the COVID-19 pandemic, following a decision rendered by the Rhode Island … more
EAST PROVIDENCE — Rhode Island State Police and East Providence Police Department continue to seek the public’s assistance in locating a missing city teen. Marissa St. Angelo, 16, of … more
A group of about 50 onlookers cheered Friday morning as Warren Town Council president Keri Cronin and resident Dyshell Palmer raised the Black Lives Matter flag in front of town hall. “It is … more
PROVIDENCE — With the approach of the Fourth of July bringing warmer, sunnier weather, boats will soon be dotting Narragansett Bay and other Rhode Island waterways. The Department of … more
PROVIDENCE — The 48 police chiefs that comprise the municipal, campus, state and environmental police departments of Rhode Island, collectively represented by the Rhode Island Police Chiefs' … more
PROVIDENCE — The General Assembly Thursday, June 18, approved legislation to allow communities and fire districts to continue their operations and conduct public hearings virtually during a … more
EAST PROVIDENCE — St. Mary Academy-Bay View graduated 87 members of the Class of 2020 on Sunday, June 7, in a ceremony as unprecedented as the end of the school year itself. The ceremony … more
PROVIDENCE — The House and Senate are planning to hold session Wednesday and Thursday to consider a supplemental budget for the current fiscal year as well as a limited number of other … more
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