Jamestown, RI Government

Fairhaven Issues Boil Water Order After E. Coli Found

FAIRHAVEN — Fairhaven residents are being advised to boil their water through next Tuesday after E. coli was found in the water system. The order comes from the town's Superintendent of Public Works Vincent Furtado, who stated that samples collected on Tuesday showed one hit of E. coli bacteria in the untreated water well.
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This is How Many People Have Died From COVID-19 in Rhode Island

Since the first death attributable to COVID-19 was reported in the United States on Feb. 29, 2020, an estimated 657,114 Americans have died — and as the delta variant spreads, that number continues to grow. Adjusting for population, there have been a total of 201 COVID-19-related deaths for every 100,000 Americans nationwide. In Rhode Island, […]
South Coast Today

The New Bedford traffic commission plans to add seasonal speed tables to these city roads

NEW BEDFORD — Some new street paint and seasonal speed tables will be coming to East and West Rodney French Boulevards. The Traffic Commission on Wednesday tabled three petitions filed by residents and a city councilor to address parking concerns near Cisco Brewers, but approved a petition for speed tables in the South End. It was the third time Ward 6 Councilor Joseph Lopes had petitioned for the vehicle-slowing devices.
MedPage Today

A Look at One State's Pandemic Overdose Deaths Shows Those Most at Risk

In Rhode Island, the number of overdose deaths jumped significantly in the first 8 months of 2020, a retrospective, population-based cohort study found. Overdose deaths were found to have increased particularly among those experiencing job loss and among those diagnosed with certain mental health problems, providing insight into how overdose death rates have impacted populations since the start of the pandemic, said Brandon Marshall, PhD, of Brown University's School of Public Health in Providence, and colleagues.
Taunton Gazette

Opinion: Taunton's Superior Courthouse has sat torch-less for 18 years; what can be done?

The Bristol County Superior Courthouse was once the Silver City’s shining grace. Built in 1894, the Romanesque courthouse looms like a Gothic castle over downtown, casting its green copper tinted shadow upon the Taunton Green. For over a century you could see its "flaming" statue spire from miles away, from the highest hills of our neighboring towns to the loneliest Dunkin Donuts on Broadway.

Oakland Beach School closes again, this time, due to blocked sewer pipe

WARWICK — The Oakland Beach Elementary School went virtual Friday after the school became aware of a blocked sewer line in the building. "It was anticipated that it could be repaired today. Unfortunately, it is a more involved project," the district wrote Thursday afternoon in a letter to parents. "Due...

Fane Tower is Moving Forward — Here’s Some Proof

The proposed Fane Tower project in Providence appears to be all systems go. This week, developer Jason Fane posted a job for a real estate development manager in Rhode Island for someone "familiar with all phases of development of major high-rise residential buildings" -- and "at least 20 years’ experience in major real estate residential development."

Developers announce expansion, renaming of Rhode Island casino

LINCOLN, R.I. (WLNE) – State officials and company executives announced upgrades for Rhode Island’s two casinos on Thursday. The two casinos are getting new names. The Tiverton Casino Hotel will now be called Bally’s Tiverton Casino, and the Twin River Casino is now named Bally’s Twin River Lincoln Casino. Additionally,...