Mayor Hopkins to “fight to keep crime from creeping across Cranston borders”

CRANSTON, R.I. (WLNE)- Cranston Mayor Ken Hopkins released a statement on Wednesday regarding the increased crime in the neighboring city of Providence. He first commended the Cranston Police Department for its efforts to protect the city’s neighborhoods. “We are grateful to our police officers for their dedication, watchfulness, and outreach...
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Flash flood warning issued with heavy rain in forecast

Heavy rain tonight could trigger flash floods, according to the National Weather Service. "Showers and a few thunderstorms will bring heavy rainfall to portions of Rhode Island and eastern Massachusetts tonight," the Weather Service says in a flash flood warning. "Rainfall amounts of 1 to 3 inches with locally up to 4 inches are possible."
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Federal unemployment benefits to expire in one month

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) — Several federal insurance programs are set to expire on Sept. 4 which will affect tens of thousands of Rhode Islanders, according to The R.I. Department of Labor and Training (DLT). The following federal programs, which were created in response to the economic shutdown caused by the...

Groundbreaking ceremony to be held for Pell Elementary School expansion on August 12

On Thursday, August 12 at 10:00 am, Newport Public Schools, joined by city and state officials, students, teachers, and families will celebrate the expansion of Pell Elementary School at a construction groundbreaking ceremony. Scheduled to attend the event are General Treasurer Seth Magaziner, Mayor Jeanne-Marie Napolitano, Newport School Committee Chair...

Dirt bike, ATV riders dragged a woman from her car and beat her according to police report

A group of men on ATVs and dirt bikes Tuesday night surrounded a car stopped at a traffic light in Providence and dragged the driver from her car and beat her, police said. The 35-year-old victim, who was driving with a friend and her eight-month-old daughter, first encountered the group of around 10 dirt bikes at the intersection of Smith and Orms Street in Smith Hill around 11 p.m., according to a copy of the police report provided by Commander Thomas Verdi. The bikes were not moving when the light turned green and the driver honked for them to move before turning left on Valley Street.
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McKee signs multiple bills supporting women’s health, equity

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) — Gov. Dan McKee signed five bills into law on Wednesday that support women’s health and equity. McKee held a signing ceremony at the State House, along with several of each bill’s sponsors and women’s advocates. “Today Rhode Island is closing a number of discriminatory and eliminating...

CVS invests in employees, raises minimum wage by 2022

PROVIDENCE, R.I (WLNE) – CVS announced that effective July 2022, they will be raising the minimum enterprise hourly wage, with incremental increases to wages starting this August. Moving to $15 an hour would mark a more than 60% increase in the CVS hourly wage over a four-year period. This new...

Dartmouth Fire Department purchases boat to aid in future patrols and rescues

“Congratulations to the Dartmouth Fire Department on their new Defender 430 Rescue RIB! 🚤. Previously they were running a 10’9″ tiller-driven dinghy, that was lacking room and reliability. Looking to accommodate more of their own crew and anyone else that needed to be picked up or transported, they decided it was time to move up.

2021 Best of Rhode Island: Readers’ Poll

The Best of Rhode Island poll was conducted online between April 1st to April 30th, 2021. All visitors to were eligible to vote. The following are the results of a tabulation of the votes cast in both statewide and regional categories. We are confident in our tallies of votes cast. The results are not an endorsement by Rhode Island Monthly magazine but an accurate accounting of legitimate votes cast.

Little City Coffee and Kitchen Opens

Have you heard the word on the street- Mathewson Street, specifically?! A new coffee shop is coming to downtown Providence! Tomorrow, on Thursday, August 5, Little City Coffee and Kitchen will open at 170 Mathewson Street. Stop by to grab drinks that will feature both classic and unique flavors, from vanilla to strawberry rhubarb to orange blossom. (How can anyone say no to trying a strawberry rhubarb latte?)

Newport Folk Festival 2021 Adapts to Pandemic Times with an Upbeat Tempo (Photo Essay)

In between Newport Folk Festival events, the festival community remains connected via Facebook groups and other social media to track alumni and discuss plans or possible artists for the next year. Every year tickets sell out well before performers are announced. Festival producer Jay Sweet continues to treasure that community and greets those gathered for the gates to open with a greeting every year.
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Daily Weather Forecast For New Shoreham

Here’s the forecast for the next four days in New Shoreham: Wednesday, August 4: Rain showers likely during the day; while rain showers overnight; Thursday, August 5: Showers and thunderstorms likely during the day; while chance of rain showers overnight; Friday, August 6: Sunny during the day; while mostly