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Narragansett Rec Board looks to the future - America News
Narragansett Rec Board looks to the future3 hours ago
NARRAGANSETT – At its meeting Monday, the Narragansett Recreation Advisory Board (RAB) discussed the future of a number of topics, chief among those being its free sunscreen program, which distributes organic sunscreen to beachgoers during the summer mont
SK School Committee welcomes new  members; Mueller appointed vice chair - America News
SK School Committee welcomes new members; Mueller appointed vice chair 3 hours ago
SOUTH KINGSTOWN—The school committee had a fresh look at its meeting Tuesday, with two new faces added to the committee since its meeting last month.
Court to finalize 23 adoptions for National Adoption Day - America News
Court to finalize 23 adoptions for National Adoption Day 5 hours ago
PROVIDENCE, R.I. — The Rhode Island Family Court is finalizing 23 adoptions with 17 families for its 14th annual National Adoption Day. Rhode Island’s celebration is being held Saturday to coincide with events across the nation to raise awaren
Care packages are being assembled for troops away from home - America News
Care packages are being assembled for troops away from home 6 hours ago
WARWICK, R.I. — Care packages are being assembled for Rhode Island troops for the holiday season. Lt. Gov. Daniel McKee says he’s gathering with volunteers from across the state Saturday morning to collect and sort donations from the public at
2 men get prison for lottery-related sailboat beating death - America News
2 men get prison for lottery-related sailboat beating death 6 hours ago
PROVIDENCE, R.I. — Two Rhode Island men are headed to prison for beating a man to death aboard a sailboat over lottery winnings. Attorney General Peter Kilmartin says Richard Baribault was sentenced Friday to life plus ten years. Troy Gunderway rece
Narragansett Citizens Police Academy offers inside look at law enforcement - America News
Narragansett Citizens Police Academy offers inside look at law enforcement 9 hours ago
With just three classes left in the Narragansett Police Department’s 2017 Citizens Police Academy, the 21 participants said they have found the program rewarding in a number of ways.
Town files response to Rolling Greens suit - America News
Town files response to Rolling Greens suit 11 hours ago
The town recently filed its response to a lawsuit related to the proposed Preserve at Rolling Greens development.
Are coyotes on the rise in SK? - America News
Are coyotes on the rise in SK? 13 hours ago
Gary Peigelbeck, who has lived on South Road near Dockray Street for roughly 30 years, is familiar with the creatures that surround his 3½-acre property. Deer, fisher cats and coyotes have been there since he moved to South Road.
The residents have a voice - America News
The residents have a voice 20 hours ago
EAST GREENWICH- In the week since Superior Court Judge Susan McGuirl ruled that the June appointment of Gayle Corrigan to town manager was done in violation of the Open Meetings Act and therefore “null and void,” residents of East Greenwich…
Big second quarter pushes EG into semifinals - America News
Big second quarter pushes EG into semifinals 20 hours ago
East Greenwich – The Avengers got the best of Middletown, 21-20, in an erratic seesawing Division II quarterfinal game that came down to a key defensive stop at the end.
Highway exit numbers are about to change in Rhode Island. Here’s why. - America News
Highway exit numbers are about to change in Rhode Island. Here’s why. 22 hours ago
Driving around Interstate 295 is about to get more in line with national standards, even if it means a temporary bout of confusion for entrenched locals who are accustomed to the way things have been.
Councilwoman wants police review after deadly 1-95 shooting - America News
Councilwoman wants police review after deadly 1-95 shooting 23 hours ago
PROVIDENCE, R.I. — A city councilwoman is calling for police to review their policies after a deadly police shooting on a busy stretch of Interstate 95 in Providence. Providence Councilwoman Nirva LaFortune on Thursday introduced a proposed nonbindi
Southcoast Health lays off 50 employees, reports $38M loss - America News
Southcoast Health lays off 50 employees, reports $38M loss 1 day ago
FALL RIVER — Southcoast Health System Inc. reported 50 new layoffs Friday afternoon, citing a $38 million operating loss including costs related to restructuring and higher-than-budgeted losses from the Southcoast Physicians Group. Some laid off employees
Sturdy Memorial partners with HopeHealth, offers palliative care - America News
Sturdy Memorial partners with HopeHealth, offers palliative care 1 day ago
ATTLEBORO —  Sturdy Memorial began offering inpatient palliative care services to its patients Nov. 15 in conjunction with HopeHealth Palliative Care, part of the HopeHealth family of services. Palliative care providers work with seriously ill patients an
Boil water notice lifted after negative E. coli test - America News
Boil water notice lifted after negative E. coli test 1 day ago
WESTERLY, R.I. — A boil water notice has been lifted in Westerly, after new testing no longer showed the presence of the E. coli bacteria. The Westerly Water Department lifted the notice on Friday, saying a problem well has been taken offline, and t
AGCA: R.I. ranks No. 2 in nation for October construction employment growth rate - America News
AGCA: R.I. ranks No. 2 in nation for October construction employment growth rate 1 day ago
PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island ranked No. 2 in the nation for highest seasonally adjusted, year-over-year percent growth in construction employment in October at 12 percent, according to the Associated General Contractors of America Friday. Rhode Island added
Providence Community Health Centers requests city tax incentives for mill conversion - America News
Providence Community Health Centers requests city tax incentives for mill conversion 1 day ago
PROVIDENCE – The Providence Community Health Centers this week requested a 10-year tax stabilization agreement for city property taxes on a mill building it acquired and renovated as part of its Prairie Avenue campus. Although the health service organizat
Deepwater Wind pledges contingent $1M grant to UMass Dartmouth-led project - America News
Deepwater Wind pledges contingent $1M grant to UMass Dartmouth-led project 1 day ago
DARTMOUTH – Deepwater Wind LLC has pledged a contingent $1 million over five years in seed funding to form a new Blue Economy Initiative at University of Massachusetts led by the UMass Dartmouth School for Marine Science and Technology, the university ann
SKTC names new school committee member - America News
SKTC names new school committee member 1 day ago
SOUTH KINGSTOWN—The town council at its meeting Monday appointed Emily Cummiskey to the seat vacated late last month by Maureen Cotter. Cotter, who had served on the committee since 1998, announced her resignation with just a year left in her…