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These four celebrities call Newport home

NEWPORT — In a city full of mansions some stand out more than others. That's also the case for the owners. Newport has long been a place celebrities have turned to purchase homes. Behind gated entries, these celebrities enjoy amenities and some of the City-by-the-Sea's best views. Here's an opportunity to brush up on some of Newport's more famous residents and their homes.
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Westerly Sun

2nd suspect charged in Sept. 20 robbery at Danny's Bar in Westerly

WESTERLY — A Pawcatuck man has been detained in Connecticut as a fugitive from justice after he was taken into custody over the weekend in connection with a robbery at Danny's Bar on Railroad Avenue last week. Stonington police arrested the man, 32-year-old Daniel L. Hardison, of 210 Liberty St.,...
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Preston family proposes new plaza with traditional farm look

Preston — The junction of Route 2 and Mathewson Mill Road could be transformed, with a salute to Preston’s farming heritage and a look to future economic development, according to two local developers. The father-and-son partnership of Kenneth and Max Zachem hope to build a new 5,000-square-foot plaza on a...
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Man detained after attacking officer in Kennedy Plaza

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE) – A Providence police officer was attacked while trying to apprehend a suspect in Kennedy Plaza on Sunday night. Commander Thomas Verdi confirmed to ABC6 that officers responded to a call around 9 p.m. that there was a man with a gun in the 7-Eleven at Kennedy Plaza. Officers found the suspect on Weybosset St, where he was standing with two other men.

Employees Claim a Pattern of Abuse at Groton Utilities

GROTON – According to disciplinary records obtained by CT Examiner, complaints by employees of Groton Utilities suggest a pattern of hostile and abusive behavior including bullying, tantrums and threats, that led to the ongoing suspension of Director Ron Gaudet. A number of attempts to reach Gaudet for comment have been...

Man Shot to Death in Providence Restaurant

A 37-year-old man was shot to death at a restaurant in Providence, Rhode Island, police said. Cmdr. Thomas Verdi told the Providence Journal the shooting happened Saturday morning at Roque's Cafe. The death marked the city's 19th homicide this year. No other information was immediately available. Police also are investigating...

Excavator catches fire in Tiverton

TIVERTON, R.I. (WJAR) — An excavator went up in flames in Tiverton Monday afternoon. The Tiverton Fire Department said the fire happened on Eagleville Road. Firefighters said extinguishing the flames was a challenge. No injuries were reported. No further information was immediately released.
Boston Globe

A progressive civil war is brewing in Rhode Island

PROVIDENCE — The Rhode Island Political Cooperative has touched off a civil war among Rhode Island progressives, not only by launching Matt Brown’s candidacy for governor but also by taking aim at Democratic state legislators in primaries. For instance, the co-op’s Jennifer Jackson is challenging Senator Dawn Euer, a Newport...

Fall River Has Angels at Work Thanks to This Non-Profit

A non-profit organization in Fall River has poured its heart and soul into helping the less fortunate for the past six years, and it’s the type of organization that deserves a spotlight. With colder month approaching and the holidays around the corner, the more people that know about Angels Anonymous, the better.

Historic Firehouse in Rhode Island Awaits a Buyer To Slide Down the Pole

A historic firehouse is ready for new owners to put their own spin on the beautiful old building. Listed for $3.5 million, the 5,433-square-foot structure spans multiple stories—and yes, the fire pole is still inside. On the National Register of Historic Places, the former Fire Station No. 1 in Newport,...

Warren's Italian American Club gets liquor license restored with conditions

WARREN, R.I. (WJAR) — The Italian American Club's liquor license has been restored after the Warren Town Council voted to revoke it earlier this month. However, there are a couple of conditions in the decision by the Department of Business Regulation: alcohol can only be sold between 12 p.m. and 8 p.m. and the club must follow a security plan submitted to the town.
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Officials ID Kayaker Found Dead in North Stonington

A kayaker who was missing was found dead at Wyassup Lake in North Stonington Sunday, according to the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection. Authorities searched the area Sunday morning and found the male kayaker just before 12 p.m., DEEP said. On Monday, officials identified the kayaker as Akida Edwards,...

3 Bed, 2 Bath, 1 Poltergeist: “The Conjuring” House Is for Sale

The 14-room farmhouse that inspired the hit horror movie The Conjuring can be yours for $1.2 million. Fair warning: You might have some spectral squatters to deal with. A listing for the historic, 8.5-acre property in Burrillville, Rhode Island (about a 40-minute drive northwest of Providence), appeared last week on the website for Mott & Chace Sotheby's International Realty.

Warwick school bus staff picket for better wages, conditions

WARWICK, R.I. (WJAR) — A sea of neon-colored vests on Monday lined the sidewalk on Strawberry Field Road in Warwick, clapping as passersby beeped their horns in support. "50 cents is not a raise," one sign read. Others said: "Packed buses? What about COVID?" and "200 workers, 2 bathrooms." Dozens...

McKee says RI businesses need more help to adapt to COVID

Gov. Dan McKee's plan for spending more than $100 million of Rhode Island's federal aid starts with another effort to help small businesses adapt to life with COVID-19. That means a new round of grants to help restaurants bring more services outside, for shops to install new ventilation systems or for some of them to pivot to e-commerce.