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N.S. to mark 150th anniversary with new town history book

NORTH SMITHFIELD – The North Smithfield Heritage Association has commissioned a special sesquicentennial history book to celebrate the town’s 150th anniversary this year. Author John Hill, a retired reporter for The Providence Journal, began his research and writing in August with November as a target date for completing the book. The account will cover North Smithfield history from 1975 through 2021 and include chapters about civic groups, town departments, elected officials, housing, historic preservation and more. A separate book was completed in the 1970s to commemorate the town’s centennial.
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Squirreling Away Some Thoughts as Summer Turns to Autumn. Population studies. The population counts provided by the decennial U.S. census shape congressional and state legislative districts and offer a telling picture of America’s and New England’s changing demography. Delayed by the pandemic, the 2020 counts came close to the legal deadlines for redistricting in some states, raising concerns about whether there would be enough time for public input.

This Just In: A courtroom stunner, and a closer look at the governor's schedule

Good afternoon and welcome to This Just In. I'm Mike McDermott, managing editor of The Providence Journal. I used to get recurring dreams, and they were often unpleasant. But nothing like what New York Jets fans must go through twice a year, when their team faces the Patriots. Yesterday, every time the Jets seemed on the verge of making it an interesting game, their rookie quarterback would throw the ball into the Pats' hands again. Predictable.
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Red Sox's Hunter Renfroe: Not starting Tuesday

Renfroe is not in the starting lineup for Tuesday's game against the Mets, Bill Koch of The Providence Journal reports. Renfroe enters the series on a four-game hitting streak during which he's gone 5-for-17 with a homer, three doubles, six runs scored and six RBI. He'll take a seat Tuesday despite his recent success as J.D. Martinez, Enrique Hernandez and Alex Verdugo man the Boston outfield from left to right.
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Red Sox's Joey Meneses: Moved to Double-A

Meneses was transferred to Double-A Portland on Monday, Bill Koch of The Providence Journal reports. Meneses tried his luck overseas after being released by the Phillies in 2018, but he's back playing for the Red Sox in the minors in 2021. He's spent the majority of the season at Double-A, batting .303 with 10 homers, 43 RBI and 31 runs scored over 50 contests. Meneses has also appeared in 38 games at Triple-A Worcester, hitting .260 with five homers, 27 RBI and 14 runs scored.

Video clears Cranston man accused in killing

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Prosecutors have dropped a first-degree murder charge against a Rhode Island man who had been accused of fatally shooting his friend, because surveillance video showed he was not at the scene of the crime. The Providence Journal reported that 33-year-old Kenneth Hernandez, of Cranston, was allowed...

RI Press Association honors The Providence Journal with 42 awards

NORTH KINGSTOWN — The Providence Journal captured 42 awards — 11 first-place, 17 second-place, 11 third-place honors and three honorable mentions — on Friday night in the Rhode Island Press Association’s presentation of 136 awards to journalists throughout the state for writing, design and photography in 2020. In addition, retired...

Disney’s Hocus Pocus 2 won’t be filming in Salem

With Halloween just around the corner, Disney is gearing up to bring back the Sanderson sisters and all their child hunting witchy ways. The original 1993 Disney movie, Hocus Pocus, has gone down as a cult classic, and back in 2020, Disney finally gave fans news of the long-awaited sequel they had been dying for. Hocus Pocus 2 is set to release on Disney Plus in 2022. However, it won’t follow the same filming pattern as the original.

‘Hocus Pocus 2’ Will Not Film in Salem, MA Like the Original Movie

Please note: some posts may contain affiliate links which means our team could earn money if you purchase products from our site. ‘Hocus Pocus 2’ Will Not Film in Salem, MA Like the Original Movie. Unlike the original film, the Hocus Pocus sequel will not be filmed in the iconic area of Salem, Massachusetts. The movie is currently preparing to film in Rhode Island, with new sets being constructed this week.