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Optis converge at Edgewood Yacht Club They look no bigger than a bathtub and about as seaworthy as a teacup. They are called Optimists, or Optis for short. Optis are great for training young sailors and as they learn how to sail Optis it's not long more
By JARED GUSTAFSON The Rhode Island Youth Theatre is back and in person. Auditions for "A Midsummer Night's Dream," which will be staged Friday, Aug. 13, at Toll Gate High School, were held Monday at the school. After a year and a half hiatus due to more
By RORY SCHULER Rhode Island health officials have announced a 300 percent increase in reported cases of Legionnaire's Disease (LD) in the state. "Between 2014 and 2020, there was an average of 10 cases during the months of June and July each year, more
Tara Monastesse of Warwick has been selected to receive a Rhode Island PBS Scholarship for high school seniors or college students pursuing a career in broadcasting, communications or journalism. The award - up to $60,000 - is renewable for up to four more
By ARDEN BASTIA Even though he was just four years old, Blake Costa loved his family, cooking, and bringing people together. "He just loved being in the kitchen, cooking whatever," said his father Nick Costa. "Pizza, doughnuts, whatever. He would even more
By JOHN HOWELL Thirty-five years ago, Roberta Merkle was looking to hire a case manager for the Warwick Central Geriatric Day Care Center based at the Warwick Central Baptist Church in Apponaug. The center, which went on to become Cornerstone Adult more
Boaters know Jeff Jeff English, who only recently retired from running the Warwick Cove Marina fuel dock for 27 years, was in for a surprise last Thursday during a ceremonial ribbon cutting at Fairwinds Marina in Oakland Beach. Joe McGrady, who bought more
Bayside dance? While it might appear as a courtship dance, Dave Chartier who took this image of egrets at Arnold's Neck said it was a tussle over an apparently good fishing hole. As for the snapper he photographed earlier this year, he said she was on more
By RORY SCHULER As Jeff Bezos shot into space, the company he founded attempted to land a new retail distribution facility on a 196-acre Johnston woodland parcel. The agenda for Tuesday night's Johnston Planning Board meeting did not mention the word more
Due to the end to the moratorium on home energy shut-offs for all customers not on protected status, sponsors of the Rhode Island Good Neighbor Energy Fund are encouraging those in need of energy assistance to visit a local Community Action Program (CAP) more
As Nicole Johnson-Morais puts it, Oakland Beach’s local chapter of TOPS “is full of losers.” But don’t worry, she means that in the best way. Oakland Beach Chapter 44 of … more
Rhode Island residents can now enjoy the lowest rates offered in RISLA's 40-year history, even if attending school out of state. According to Charles P. Kelley, Executive Director of the Rhode Island Student Loan Authority (RISLA), the rate for RISLA's more
Westbay Community Action that has dedicated more than 50 years to developing sustainable programs in the local community, is the beneficiary of the first ever Dough Raiser Thursday, July 22 at Pizzeria UNO, 399 Bald Hill Road, Warwick, from 11 a.m. to more
After being postponed a year, local historian Ann Eckert Brown has finally opened her exhibit at the Warwick Public Library, sharing the history and techniques of wall stenciling as a form of … more
By ARDEN BASTIA Adam Blumenthal has always loved history. And technology, especially virtual reality. But he didn't quite know how to bridge the two together until he moved to Rhode Island and dove into the history of the burning of the Gaspee. "I've more
By ARDEN BASTIA Entering their 34th year, the Rhode Island Youth Theater is returning to the stage after a year without performances. This summer, the Rhode Island Youth Theater resumes summer programming, with voice lessons, playwriting workshops, more
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
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