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'It was because of Gayle': Bartender remembered as lifeblood of Newport restaurant scene

NEWPORT — A fundraising event to benefit the family of a beloved member of the local hospitality industry who died unexpectedly is slated for Sunday.  Gayle Walsh, who started as a bartender at One Pelham East in 2004 and worked her way up to assistant general manager, died June 10. According to her obituary, she "took her own life after a long and courageous battle with grief over the loss of her youngest daughter Caroline to suicide...

Webster Police chief says Supreme Court ruling won't change gun laws in Mass.

WEBSTER, Mass. - A local police chief said not much will change here in Massachusetts, in terms of the way people get a license to carry a firearm. The Supreme Court threw out a New York law that restricted access to concealed carry permits. It required applicants to show special cause for why they needed the gun. Police departments in Massachusetts oversee who are eligible for a license to carry.

3 players with Rhode Island ties landed with NBA teams. Here's who went where

No local players were selected in this year’s edition of the NBA Draft, but Thursday night still brought good news to a fortunate few with area ties. Portsmouth native Cole Swider agreed to a two-way contract with the Los Angeles Lakers and Providence College wing Justin Minaya accepted a Summer League invitation from the Charlotte Hornets. The Athletic and the New York Daily News, respectively, were first to report those two developments.

Gurney's Newport Resort & Marina in Newport, RI Sold for $174.0 Million

Pebblebrook Hotel Trust (NYSE: PEB) today announced that on June 23, 2022, it acquired the AAA Four Diamond 257-room Gurney’s Newport Resort & Marina in Newport, Rhode Island for $174.0 million. Gurney’s Newport is an irreplaceable ten-acre waterside resort located on highly visible Goat Island in world-famous Newport, Rhode...

Will six new roundabouts make Norwich's 'Crash Alley' safer? The state's plan, detailed.

NORWICH — With the state looking to create its first roundabout corridor in Norwich, public opinion is mixed. On Thursday night, the Connecticut Department of Transportation informed the public of the state's plans to add six roundabouts along Route 82 in Norwich, in order to improve safety. The first of a two-phase plan builds half of the planned roundabouts, and, if approved by the state, should be completed in 2025. ...

Fall River Police seize illegal ATV/dirt bikes; looking for help from residents

The Fall River Police Department has announced that they have seized several offroad vehicles. According to Fall River Police, with the nice weather arriving, FRPD has been stepping up enforcement of illegal ATV/dirt bike activity. Pictured are two of the vehicles officers seized and had towed after being operated illegally...
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Supreme Court overturns Roe v Wade: Local Reactions

There will be a press conference outside the Federal Courthouse (opposite Kennedy Plaza), Providence House today (Friday, June 24) at 3pm to protest the decision and stand up for reproductive rights. There will be a rally at the Rhode Island State House tonight (Friday, June 24) at 8pm to protest...

Police identify Cumberland couple found shot to death in home

CUMBERLAND, R.I. (WLNE) — Police identified the Cumberland couple who were found shot to death in their home Wednesday. Police said Thursday that 42-year-old Courtney Huard and 51-year-old Eric Huard were married and living together on Birchwood Drive. They were found dead just before 7 a.m. with gunshot wounds.

Man killed while removing old antenna from Taunton home

TAUNTON -- A man removing an old metal antenna from a home in Taunton was electrocuted and died Thursday morning.Friends of the unidentified man told WBZ-TV he was a landlord working on the third floor of the house on Danforth Street around 7:30 a.m.Investigators said he was taking down an antenna when it touched a nearby power line, killing him and setting the outside of the house on fire."I guess the guy was trying to bring it down a drop.  Checking and looking at the scene he hit a wire, a live wire," said witness Jimmy McDonald. "Heartbreaking, I don't know what to say it's just heartbreaking I feel bad for the family."Witnesses said the fire started quickly on the top floor, with flames coming out of the window. "This has got to be the worst I've seen 100%.  I pray to God for his family," said witness Isaac Nave.The fire was quickly put out. Taunton Police and Fire Department were still at the home Thursday afternoon.No other information has been released at this point in the investigation.

Relax like a Vanderbilt in this vamped Newport mansion turned hotel

Many celebrate the Golden Hour, that notable time around sunset when cocktails are socially legit. At the Vanderbilt, Auberge Resorts Collection, a grand boutique hotel in Newport, Rhode Island, guests may partake in the Green Hour, an absinthe experience featuring the supposed hallucinogenic tipple nicknamed the green fairy, and popular with the Parisian demimonde during L’Age d’Or, a time referred to in America as the Gilded Age.   It was around that time Alfred Gwynne Vanderbilt (scion of the shipping and railroad family) built what is now the Vanderbilt, which is emerging this summer with a brand-new room design, the finishing...