South Kingstown, RI


Rhode Island pot sales top $1.6 million in first week

(The Center Square) – Rhode Island’s pot shops saw brisk business during their first week of operation under a new state law allowing retail sales, according to a state agency. The state's six licensed cannabis dispensaries collectively sold more than $1.63 million worth of marijuana from Dec. 1 to Dec. 7, the Department of Business Regulation said. About half of those sales were for recreational cannabis, or an estimated $786,000. The remaining $845,400 were sales to medical marijuana patients, the agency said. ...
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Snow Potential this Weekend

A complex scenario is setting up for this weekend that could result in some snow to finish the weekend. For Saturday, a coastal system looks to back into our region with clouds and a gusty breeze. One byproduct of this will be the chance to make snow showers mainly on the Cape and easternmost Massachusetts. There is the slightest chance of seeing a few hold together long enough to make it to Bristol County, Mass or even into RI, but I really feel most of us will see Saturday as a mostly cloudy, breezy and cold day with highs in the 30s.

Will you get your payment from the state before Christmas?

money in handsPhoto byPhoto by Alexander Grey (Unsplash)onUnsplash. How does an additional $750 in your pocket sound? Well, that's exactly what happen for many Rhode Island families before Christmas. This program was announced by Governor McKee that would make many Rhode Island taxpayers eligible for a one-time Child Tax Rebate payment of $250 per child. You can get a payment for a maximum of three children ($750).

South County Habitat for Humanity dedicates 58th home

SOUTH KINGSTOWN, R.I. — South County Habitat for Humanity held a home dedication and blessing for its 58th home at 1490 Mooresfield Road in South Kingstown Sunday afternoon. The new homeowner is a single mother who has struggled to find a stable and affordable shelter. Now, aside from working and raising her five children, she serves as an affordable housing advocate, and sits on the South Kingstown Affordable Housing Collaborative Committee.

Snow in Forecast in RI on Sunday

Forecasters are predicting a chance of snow in Rhode Island and southern New England on Sunday. On Friday, the National Weather Service issued the following forecast. Today: Sunny, with a high near 44. North wind 7 to 11 mph. Tonight: Mostly clear, with a low around 29. North wind 8...

LIST: Local toy drives to help families in need this holiday season

EAST PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) — Efforts are underway across Rhode Island and Southeastern Massachusetts to ensure every child has a happy holiday. Below are some toy drives being held around Southern New England. Skip ahead to Massachusetts » RHODE ISLAND Middletown Holiday Toy Drive: Through Dec. 20 The Middletown Police Department is seeking new, unwrapped […]

New Connector Road for Pell Bridge to Open Week of Dec. 12

During the week of December 12, the Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) will change the traffic patterns at the Pell Bridge Ramps project in Newport that will affect drivers on Route 138 West and Newport’s North End headed to the Pell Bridge and Downtown Newport. The first change...

Governor, Homeless Go To Court Over Tent City Residents

Rhode Island has been served a temporary restraining order over an eviction notice against a homeless encampment outside the State House. The injunction was filed in Superior Court. The attorney who filed it tells the news station he represents 40 people who have been living at the encampment. He says...

Hospital parking problem buried in graveyard controversy

SOUTH KINGSTOWN, R.I. — For almost two years some town officials knew that a potential Native American — as well as town pauper — graveyard lay under a tiny park that South County Hospital, the town’s largest employer, wanted to take over to help alleviate pressing parking problems.

My Two Visits to the Old Kent County Jail – Trip 2

Above: The Nike missile launch site in Bristol, built in 1956. Photo credit: The Military Standard. This is the second of two stories about Don Rice’s visits to what we now refer to as the “old jail” at the bottom of King Street. You can find the first story HERE.