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Westport will hold its delayed Town Meeting on Tuesday, July 21, the Board of Selectmen decided Monday. And the board also confirmed its earlier decision to hold that meeting at White's of … more
Little Compton succeeded at holding its first remote Town Meeting Tuesday evening and managed to pass a budget just in the nick of time. Just hours after all had tuned out, the fiscal year came to … more
To the editor: As I stroll through the back 40 in the late afternoons I don’t wonder that so many people are miserable with allergy attacks. I have spotted at least three different … more
Robert Kyle Johnson died on June 14, 2020 in Manhattan from complications due to the Coronavirus. Robert (Bob to friends, Bobby to family) was born October 15, 1938 in West Caldwell, New Jersey to … more
To the editor: I found all the letters on your June 11 opinion page to be courageous and thought provoking, and they stirred me to continue my efforts to get justice for our indigenous people … more
To the editor: I would like the general public to remember what the holiday on July 4th is really all about. It's not about cookouts, parades, or fireworks. It's about "life, liberty, and the … 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
WESTPORT -- Superintendent of Schools Gary Reese shared the initial state guidelines from Gov. Charlie Baker and the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) for the 2020-21 academic … more
Monday, June 15 Someone dumped brush from a pickup truck at a Brayton Road location at 10:30 a.m., a 911 caller reported. An officer stopped the suspect truck— the driver agreed to go back … 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
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