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By JOHN HOWELL Saying it is time for her to "give back to the community in a new way," state Sen. Erin Lynch Prata (D-Dist. 31, Warwick, Cranston) announced Tuesday she is a candidate for the prospective vacancy on the Rhode Island Supreme Court and will more
ASSAULT Shortly before 1:30 p.m. on Feb. 21, Officer Tyler J. Mobrice and other officers responded to the area of the Taco Bell at 2574 West Shore Road for a report of an assault in progress. Dispatch advised that the suspect had fled the scene in a tan more
Though many Rhode Islanders have been voluntarily covering up, and Dr. Nicole Alexander-Scott, director of the Rhode Island Department of Health, has been making that recommendation for weeks, the official requirement was only that employees in customer-facing businesses do so. more
By JOHN HOWELL "e;Sometimes things happen for a reason."e; That's how Paul Salera looks at the way events have turned out for Westbay Community Action, which opened its new offices at what was formerly part of the Citizens Bank call center at 487 Jefferson more
By JOHN HOWELL Eric and Brenda Boronski have heard the promises and good intentions before, so understandably they were skeptical when someone they befriended on Facebook offered to make right their Oakland Beach home that caught fire on a hot August more
Editor's note: This story appears on our websites as part of a new partnership between Beacon Communications and East Bay Newspapers to share coverage of the COVID-19 crisis. Gov. Gina Raimondo … more
Seven more Rhode Islanders have died as a result of COVID-19, the state Department of Health announced Sunday, while a forecast calling for heavy rain and wind will close outdoor testing sites across … more
By JOHN HOWELL While he's not participating in the "e;think tank"e; sessions this week on the future of secondary education and Warwick high schools, Mayor Joseph J. Solomon isn't lacking suggestions when it comes to the playing fields at Toll Gate and more
By JOHN HOWELL It's on navigational charts, taxes are regularly paid on it, and it shows up on deeds going back to the 1700s. And yet most of the time, it's not there. It's under water. It's Greene Island off shore of Cole Farm and Gaspee Point. The more
In response to those becoming restless about the resumption of youth sports, she promised that youth sports will return this summer — although they will likely be different than what participants are accustomed to. more
The same-old, same-old questions about healthcare, hotlines and hospital beds were pushed to the side for one day on Thursday, when Rhode Island children replaced the regular pool of coronavirus journalists and had a chance to ask the questions that are top of mind in their lives. more
Raimondo warned Rhode Islanders Monday that while the state’s measures to contain the virus appear to be working, getting back to a sense of normalcy is going to take some time. more
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