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RIDOT Opening New Route 138 Extension in Newport on Thursday, 10/6

The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) is reminding motorists that tonight, Thursday, October 6, it will change the traffic pattern on Route 138 East in Newport, shifting traffic onto the new Route 138 extension road to Admiral Kalbfus Road. The new Route 138 extension will follow the path of...
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Middletown Approves 23-Room Hotel

After four hours of testimony and water contamination concerns, the Middletown Zoning Board of Review unanimously approved on Oct. 4 a petition for a 23-room hotel on the property currently housing Rusty’s Bar and Grille. “I am personally satisfied that the special-use permit requirements are all met,” said board...

Fairhaven Woman Loses Jewelry, Then Her Hope Is Restored

Fairhaven native Alyssa Botelho lost jewelry in the sands of Fort Phoenix and also lost hope of finding them -- until one local man went above and beyond. Botelho and her boyfriend were spending a beautiful SouthCoast summer day walking the fort in Fairhaven a few months back. It was a great day until Alyssa realized she was missing jewelry given to her by friends.

Spare Change: Is the term carpetbagger fading from use around Newport?

Thoughts gathered while being unable to name more than two cast members from "Saturday Night Live":. • Is the term “carpetbagger” fading from local use?. I don’t hear it anywhere near as much as I did when I moved here in 1980. Either you’re a Newporter, born at Newport Hospital or the Navy hospital (some refuse to include that facility). Or you moved here from somewhere else. Thus, a carpetbagger.

Meet New Bedford’s newest compassion dog, Rosie

NEW BEDFORD, Mass. (WLNE) — The New Bedford Police Department has a new four-legged member: Rosie, the compassion dog!. Police said Rosie will be paired up with veteran school resource officer, Jeremy Demello, who’s assigned to Roosevelt Middle School. “Rosie’s role will be interacting with members of the...

Newport police detective won't be charged in Thames Street incident captured in videos

The Office of the Attorney General announced Wednesday the Statewide Grand Jury has returned a “no true bill,” declining to charge Newport Police Detective Patrick Walsh in connection to a use-of-force incident on June 26 on Thames Street in Newport. Pursuant to the Attorney General’s Use of Force Protocol, the Office of the Attorney General, Rhode...

42-year-old Rhode Island man found dead after early morning fully involved fire

A Rhode Island man was found dead this morning after where he was staying was found engulfed in flames. At approximately 1:00 a.m., members of the Charlestown Police Department along with Charlestown Fire Department and Charlestown Ambulance Service, responded to the report of a travel trailer fire on the property of 10 Center Street, Charlestown.

RICAS scores will be released in mid-November, after election

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE)- Mid-November is the expected time frame for the release of RICAS scores, the standardized test that measures every Rhode students academic performance. However, some believe that being in an election year, politics is playing a role. According to Gov. Dan Mckee, that isn’t the case. “Not...

Prescott Farm Alive with Nature’s Treasures

Prescott Farm is a gem of a property that nurtures history and nature all in one place. Owned and maintained by the Newport Restoration Foundation, the grounds on West Main Road in Middletown are open all year round, dawn to dusk, for anyone to enjoy. When you enter the property...

Money to Group for Van Purchase

The Middletown Town Council awarded $5,000 on Oct. 3 to Community Blessings Foundation, who drive residents in need to appointments and services. The foundation had requested $10,000, but James McKenna, president of the foundation said, “We would be happy at this point in time to take whatever the council will grant us.”

‘A Wish Come True’ to celebrate 40 years with gala

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE) — “A Wish Come True” will celebrate 40 years with a gala this weekend. The celebration takes place Saturday at The WaterFire Arts Center in Providence. “A Wish Come True” is the biggest wish granting organization in Rhode Island and Massachusetts. Their mission is...