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By DANIEL KITTREDGE For generations, Rhodes on the Pawtuxet has held a vital place in the social and cultural life of Rhode Islanders. Weddings, galas, circuses, concerts, sporting events, civic meetings - these gatherings, and much more, have all taken more
By JOHN HOWELL Mickey Stevens Sports Complex was ground zero Tuesday morning for the Reclaim Rhode Island campaign to increases taxes on those making more than $475,000 annually in order to generate an estimated $128 million that could be used to improve more
Rhode Island's average gas price is unchanged from last week, averaging $2.96 per gallon. Monday's price is 4 cents higher than a month ago and 92 cents higher than June 14, 2020. Rhode Island's average gas price is 12 cents lower than the national more
The ALS Association Rhode Island Chapter has launched its First Annual CEO Soak-Rhode Island event taking place this summer.  The chapter is challenging companies and organizations from across … more
Lucas “Luc” Maguire spends a lot of time in his Johnston backyard. He loves both the stars and photography. One day, he decided to combine his passions. “Ever since I can … more
By ARDEN BASTIA Starting June 19, beachgoers will have to pay fees to access Warwick's beaches. The fees apply to Oakland Beach, Buttonwoods Beach in City Park, and Conimicut Beach. Fees for the beaches will be in effect until Labor Day on September 6. more
Warwick Public Library is starting Warwick Radio Online, a podcast for the City of Warwick with news and stories about the city's people, businesses, and one-of-a-kind culture. The library is looking for people to help run the podcast, by sharing more
St, Kevin Church holds a concert to salute and honor the men and women in the military and our police and firefighers on this Memorial Day weekend, more
Lights with mice You might ask what do mice have to do with the program that got underway this week to replace about 9,000 street lights with new energy efficient LED lights. It's not a question a reporter would have thought to ask the K Electric crew more
By RORY SCHULER The Rhode Island Business Coalition (RIBC) held a press conference this week to argue against proposed personal income tax increases for high-income earners and taxes on the federal Paycheck Protection Program loans in the state. "This more
By JOHN HOWELL Swimming pool owners are expected to feel the effects of a hurricane that didn't so much as brush the eastern coast of United State last August when they go to buy chlorine tabs. The tabs are in short supply, says Charlie German, who owns more
As a means of thanking customers and kicking off the summer, Whalers Brewing Company started the delivery of an estimated 800 free kegs of their award-winning American Pale Ale, Rise, to every bar and restaurant in Rhode Island. "Bars and restaurants more
By JOHN HOWELL "It was like the Twilight Zone," Mayor Frank Picozzi said Wednesday morning, recalling the events of the night before. Picozzi was on a telephone call with House Speaker K. Joseph Shekarchi about 9:30. They were talking about the Hummel more
By ARDEN BASTIA Warwick students from Pilgrim and Toll Gate High Schools were accepted into the Rhode Island Music Education Association All-Star Ensembles, and performed in a statewide virtual concert on Sunday, May 2. Abigail Hang, Alexander Hang, more
By ALEX SPONSELLER Despite trailing 16-14 at halftime, the Bishop Hendricken football team would surge to beat rival La Salle, 43-22, to win its 10th state title in 11 years. Trailing 16-14 heading into the third quarter, the Hawks began to roll and set more
By ARDEN BASTIA It's not everyday that a 9-year-old asks for snail mail for his birthday. In fact, in this age of social media, Brady Wright could have had thousands of people wish him happy birthday from around the world in a single online post. more
How to make news Gene Valicenti, Channel 10 anchor and host of the morning news on WPRO radio, has never been accused of lacking news to fill the airwaves. But then, he has a way of creating waves of his own. Department of Transportation Director Peter more
Bank Rhode Island (BankRI) recently wrapped up its annual children's book drive to benefit Books Are Wings. During March, the bank collected 7,078 books through its 20 branches, corporate office, and operations center, making 2021 BankRI's most more
The Department of Environmental Management (DEM) announces that season beach passes and gift certificates are now available for purchase at www.riparks.com/beach-pass. Individuals may purchase resident, non-resident, or senior season beach passes at this more
The University of Rhode Island College of Nursing graduate programs have risen again in the national rankings, according to U.S. News & World Report, which released its new rankings Tuesday, March 30. The College's master's program is now ranked 53rd in more
Senior project.a career step? Pilgrim senior Jack O'Donnell has an attachment of the city skate park in Oakland Beach. It's where he spent a lot of his time as a kid. So, it's not surprising that he picked cleaning up the park as his senior project. He more
FROM STAFF REPORTS Senior Shayna Cousineau (Cranston, R.I.) finished first in the 10,000m (40:12.83) as the Rhode Island College women’s outdoor track and field team opened the 2021 season at … more
How to catch monster tournament fluke Fishing recreationally for summer flounder (fluke) with family and friends and fishing a fluke tournament are two different things. How different you ask? Well you can find out this Monday, April 25, 7 p.m. at a more
The Kingston Chamber Music Festival will celebrate its 33rd annual season with a series of five in-person concerts at the University of Rhode Island's Fine Arts Center from July 24 to Aug. 1. Tickets will be available in June at kingstonchambermusic.org more
Editor's note: The date of this event has changed to Thursday, May 13. The East Greenwich Art Club was formed in 1959 by local artists who came together to support each other while developing their art. It is a vibrant organization today, promoting the more
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