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Last minute call Wednesday put former state police major in hunt for Senate seat

PROVIDENCE — The political sands were still shifting on Thursday as Sen. Stephen Archambault dropped out and former state police Maj. David Tikoian acknowledged getting a call urging him to declare his own candidacy for Archambault's seat  just an hour and a half before the deadline. And that wasn't all that was going on, on the day after  Wednesday afternoon's candidate declaration deadline. ...
PROVIDENCE, RI
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Providence man claims $3 million Mega Millions Megaplier ticket

Rhode Island Lottery shared the news today regarding a couple of recent game-winning tickets. The $3 million Mega Millions Megaplier ticket from the January 25, 2022, drawing was claimed today by a man from Providence. The Quick Pick ticket matched five out of five numbers to win the standard prize payout of $1 million. However, since he purchased the Megaplier feature for an additional dollar, the $1 million prize was multiplied by three, the Megaplier number for that draw, to equal $3,000,000.
PROVIDENCE, RI
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Firefighters Respond to Blaze at Norwich Transfer Station

Fire crews are working to put out a blaze at a transfer station in Norwich. Officials are responding to Rogers Road in the Yantic section of town. Several fire departments are responding to the scene. Firefighters said a water transfer shuttle has been established due to a lack of water...
NORWICH, CT
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Memorial to Acknowledge Newport’s Slave Trade

Through the choice of materials, structure height and use of space, a local committee is hoping to highlight and create conversations regarding Newport’s prominent role in the transatlantic slave trade. The Newport Middle Passage Port Marker Project recently unveiled a proposed design for a “living memorial” in Liberty Square...
NEWPORT, RI
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Newport Police Arrests Under Review by Attorney General

The Rhode Island attorney general’s office is conducting an official review of the arrest of two men by Newport police officers in front of the Newport Blues Café in the early morning hours of June 26. The incident, which was captured on cellphone footage that has since gone...
NEWPORT, RI
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RIDOH recommends reopening Oakland Beach, Conimicut Beach, Barrington Town Beach, and Larkin Pond Association Beach for swimming

The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) recommends reopening Oakland and Conimicut Beaches in Warwick, Barrington Town Beach, and Larkin Pond Association Beach in Kingston for swimming because bacteria counts have returned to safe levels. RIDOH officials will continue to monitor and review beach water quality through Labor Day. The...
BARRINGTON, RI

Dartmouth YMCA’s Popular Farm to Table Event Returns With a Twist

The Dartmouth YMCA, a division of YMCA Southcoast, announced that the highly-anticipated summer event, Farm to Table - To Go, will return on Saturday, July 30. This year’s event features a group of local and visiting chefs who have come together to celebrate the bountiful harvest of the farm coast and highlight the impact of the work that YMCA Southcoast does in our community.
DARTMOUTH, MA

Rhode Island parents found shot to death in home

CUMBERLAND, R.I. (TCD) -- An investigation is underway after a married couple with children was found shot dead in their home. According to a news release from the Cumberland Police Department, on June 22 at approximately 6:40 a.m., officers responded to 28 Birchwood Drive to a report of two adults suffering from gunshot wounds. At the scene, 42-year-old Courtney Huard and 51-year-old Eric Huard were reportedly pronounced dead.
CUMBERLAND, RI
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