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Environmental impact of helium balloons

To the Editor: I have the good fortune to work in the forests and fields of southern New England as a wetland scientist, and I get to enjoy some wonderful sights nature has to offer here. Unfortunately, there is another sight I encounter every time I

Flowers for the governor

Charlie Hall Cartoons 01-14-2021

A collaborative approach to a better Rhode Island

Finding our way up from rock bottom

Sports

By ALEX SPONSELLER Like most other sports, surfing had a wild ride in 2020. Local surfer Chris Herbert was looking forward to another season of action in 2020, but things got turned upside down when the COVID-19 pandemic hit the US in the spring. As

By ALEX SPONSELLER The Bishop Hendricken boys basketball team is set to make another run at a title this season, and is ready to finish the job for last year's seniors that could not see the season through due to the coronavirus. After being shocked by
I touched on this a little bit in last week's column, but here are my thoughts and storylines heading into the 2021 high school boys basketball season. Of course, it will look largely different considering the circumstances. The regular season will be
The weather has been pretty good for fishing this week. AJ Coots of Red Top Sporting Goods, Buzzards Bay said, "e;Saltwater fishing has slowed down quite a bit. Some anglers are targeting maceral and hold over school striped bass (on the Cape Cod Canal)
By ALEX SPONSELLER Two Johnston natives are getting set to lead the UMass-Dartmouth Corsairs in the upcoming women's basketball season. Junior Jordan Moretti, who has become a key member of UMD's back court during her first two seasons, has welcomed
Lifestyles

Back in the Day: Alternative care in the 1800s

(Courtesy of Riley Baez-Bradway) Back in the 1800s, the people of Rhode Island had an interesting selection of doctors they could visit to have their medical needs attended to. At least one of those early-day non-traditional physicians lies at rest in Cranston's

See it at the Movies

RISCA to commission public art for Garrahy Judicial Complex

EG Historical Preservation Society invites community to meet Elder John Gorton

Boltcutter teams up with Theodore James for new single 'Bellows'

Police/Crime
DUI Shortly after 1 a.m. on Jan. 2, Officer Nicholas DeMarco was traveling north on Warwick Avenue when he observed a northbound GMC Yukon swerve over double-yellow lines into the southbound lanes. "e;The vehicle then attempted to correct itself by
By ARDEN BASTIA Peter Leclerc has been a Cranston police officer for the past 19 years, and this year will be his eighth year participating in the Police Unity Tour, a 300-mile bike ride in honor of those officers killed in the line of duty. The ride
LARCENY Shortly after 9 a.m. on Dec. 24, Officer Jeffrey Taranto responded to an apartment on Warwick Avenue for a report of a stolen scooter. At the scene, the reporting party told Taranto that his 2015 Honda Ruckus had last been scene at 8 a.m. on Dec.
By ARDEN BASTIA Rhode Island State Police, local law enforcement, and many community members agree that reckless ATV, dirt bike and motorbike riders on public roads are a serious public safety issue, and calls are being made for new action to address the
SHOPLIFTING At approximately 2 p.m. on Dec. 18, Officer Tyler Stone responded to the JCPenney store at the Warwick Mall for a report of shoplifting. At the scene, a loss prevention officer at the store told Stone that employees had observed two men and
Around R.I.

Summer prelude

Text and photos By JOHN HOWELL Veterans Memorial Junior High School Principal David Tober was dunked at least 10 times Monday morning. He didn't mind it. In fact, he said it was refreshing. No wonder. With temperatures climbing into the high 80s, a

DPW director to retire, cites need for a long-term plan

$5M for roads a start, says DPW director

Cedar Hill student wins Mini Meteorologist contest

RI ranked worst state for a road trip, but commerce data disagrees

Pet of the Week

Animal Talk Pet of the Week: Mona

Mona's loving owner passed away unexpectedly, and now she needs a new home. She's hoping you could be the one, and she's available in North Scituate today.