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Welcome back, indoor dining, hair cuts and youth sports
Beginning Monday, when Rhode Island transitions to Phase 2 of its economic reboot, residents will be able to dine indoors, cut and … Read More
Medical marijuana site wins Westport planners’ approval
WESTPORT — After several lengthy hearings, the Planning Board voted its unanimous approval on May 20 for Westport’s first medical … Read More
Gov. Raimondo reveals new rules for gyms, fitness centers
Governor Gina Raimondo continued her preview of what Phase 2 re-openings will look like in Rhode Island with a focus on gyms and … Read More
Gov. Raimondo: Rhode Island stays on course for Phase II reopening next week
It was a “good-news story” over the holiday weekend, Governor Gina Raimondo said during her daily briefing at 11 am Tuesday, as … Read More
Staying home when home is not a safe place
Oftentimes when Women’s Resource Center (WRC) executive director Jessica Walsh answers the hotline phone, the conversation begins … Read More
Gov. Raimondo previews state’s 'Phase 2’ reopening plans
PROVIDENCE — Explaining “a lot of information will be coming out in next couple of weeks as we start reopening our economy,” … Read More
Lorraine R. Fontes, 90, Westport Lorraine R. (Pelletier) Fontes, 90, of Westport, passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, May 10, 2020, at home.  She was the wife of the late Manuel Fontes. Born in Fall River, daughter of the …
Geraldine Buckley Millham, Westport Geraldine Buckley Millham died unexpectedly at home with her family near on May 2, 2020, in Westport. She is survived by her husband of 45 years, Tony Millham; her two daughters, Sofia Millham and …
Judith M. Steinkraus, 69, Westport Judith M. Steinkraus of Westport passed peacefully on May 2, 2020, at her beloved home after a lengthy illness. She was 69.  Judy received compassionate medical care and exceptional end of …

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