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By ARDEN BASTIA Local author Mary L. Byrne has released her latest book, "Two Sides of the Mirror", a unique look into race and redemption. Byrne, in an interview on Monday, said she "never expected" her book to be published at such an appropriate time. more
Students in Rhode Island schools will not be denied the right to possess and apply sunscreen under legislation sponsored by Rep. David Bennett and unanimously approved by the House of Representatives on March 9. The legislation (2021-H 5164), which has more
The Rhode Island Airport Corporation (RIAC) has applauded Senate and House leadership for the introduction of legislation that would change the name of T. F. Green Airport to “Rhode Island T. … more
The Senate has passed legislation introduced by Senate Majority Leader Michael J. McCaffrey (D-Dist. 29, Warwick) that would authorize the governor to designate any adult to solemnize a marriage. As it currently stands, only the General Assembly can more
Rhode Island's average gas price is up five cents from last week, averaging $2.69 per gallon. Monday's price is 26 cents higher than a month ago and 26 cents higher than March 8, 2020. Rhode Island's average gas price is 8 cents lower than the national more
By DON FOWLER Whether it was in her Edgewood neighborhood, the University of Rhode Island campus, the Rhode Island Philharmonic Youth Orchestra program, or on stage at the Veterans Memorial Auditorium, Susan Thomas brightened the world of everyone she more
Trinity Rep is one of ten theaters throughout the country that will be presenting the new, highly acclaimed, cinematic digital theater production "The Catastrophist." Written by Lauren M. Gunderson and co-produced by Marin Theatre Company and Round House more
Pomham Rocks Lighthouse photo and art contest As part of a year-long celebration of the 150th Jubilee of East Providence's historic landmark, the Friends of Pomham Rocks Lighthouse is sponsoring a photography and art contest. Entry is free. Entrants can more
Joins Warwick office Vivian K. Humphrey has joined the growing team of dedicated real estate sales professionals at EXIT Realty Re-Imagined. EXIT, located at 100 Centerville Rd Unit #1, Warwick, is a member of EXIT Realty CT & RI's rapidly expanding more
The Internal Revenue Service has announced it will launch the federal tax-filing season on Friday, February 12. For the benefit and convenience of taxpayers and tax preparers, the Rhode Island tax-filing season will begin on the same date. Thus, on February more
In alignment with the goals of its recently released LIVE UNITED 2025 strategic plan, United Way of Rhode Island has opened registration for its 21 Day Equity Challenge, which kicks off Wednesday, Feb. 24. All Rhode Islanders are invited to commit 15 more
Rhode Island's average gas price is up four cents from last week, averaging $2.43 per gallon. Monday's price is 18 cents higher than a month ago and 7 cents cheaper than February 8, 2020. Rhode Island's average gas price is 3 cents lower than the more
Dr. Luke Messac thought it was going to be like every other Tweet he sent.Messac, of Warwick, had just a few hundred followers as recently as July 16, and he took the opportunity to send out a … more
As Father Brian Shanley reflects on his 15-year tenure as president of Providence College, he remembers what his parents told him when he was applying to colleges himself.As a senior at Toll Gate … more
By LAURA WEICK The Rhode Island Airport Corporation (RIAC) approved a $54 million budget for the upcoming fiscal year, discussed airport renovations and renewed its partnership with the New England Patriots during a virtual meeting on June 11. The more
Summer baseball has always been a part of Will Geoghegan’s life, going back to his childhood when his family used to watch Cape Cod League games while vacationing in Massachusetts. They … more
Gasoline prices in Rhode Island remain the same this week, according to AAA Northeast. AAA Northeast's May 26 survey of prices in Rhode Island finds self-serve, regular unleaded averaging $1.96 per gallon. Rhode Island's price the same as the national more
By ALEX SPONSELLER Sister Mary Angelus Gabrielle, a beloved sister at St. Peter Church and former principal of St. Peter School in Warwick, passed away at the age of 93 last Saturday from COVID-19. Originally from Westerly, Sister Angelus spent much of more
The Pawtuxet Village Farmers Market opened for another season Saturday, drawing a good turnout of masked shoppers looking for fresh greens, fish and just baked goodies. Some were also looking to meet up with Mo, who in the past two years has become more
Although the COVID-19 pandemic has drastically cut air travel, TF Green Airport is still aiming to provide travelers with top-notch service and be one of the best airports in the … more
By JOHN HOWELL Consider the dilemma of Bethany (not her real name), who was laid off in early March when the COVID-19 shutdown hit and is now collecting unemployment benefits plus $600 a week in federal unemployment assistance made available under the more
Bethany Crawford's mom, Ruth, kept looking out the window, occasionally suggesting Bethany touch up her hair. "e;Is she expecting someone?"e; Bethany wondered. When the police, the superintendent, and principals of Beacon Charter School for more
By DANIEL KITTREDGE Gov. Gina Raimondo this week unveiled a "e;rough outline"e; of plans for reopening the state's economy and restated her hope to lift the current stay-at-home order once it expires May 8. But while the latest COVID-19 data offers 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
A young woman chased an errant balloon in a parking lot in the wind. An unmarked car, red and blue lights flashing in the back window, was parked nearby. A priest surveyed the scene. No, it was not the set of an abstract film, but more
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