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18 year-old announces campaign for Rhode Island Governor

November 8 is the dreaded and much-anticipated election day. It means very different things to different people; to the students, it means a day off, to the country it means a new era, to the politicians it means a day of great loss or overwhelming victory. Fresh out of high...
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Florida doctor at the center of Middletown dine-and-dash cases

(WJAR) — A Florida native’s recent run in with the law isn’t adding up after his career of service which spans more than two decades. Anthony Addesa, 58, of Palm Beach, Florida, was arrested on Friday in Woonsocket. He is accused of skipping out on tabs for numerous local restaurants around Aquidneck Island.
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3 Contractors Charged With Stealing $64K in Wages from 14 Workers Tied to School Construction

The RI Attorney General’s office announced Tuesday that three Rhode Island-based drywall installation contractors have been arraigned in Providence Superior Court on felony and misdemeanor charges following an investigation by the Attorney General and the Department of Labor and Training into allegations that they stole more than $64,000 in wages from 14 workers during the construction and renovation of RISE Prep Mayoral Academy in Woonsocket in 2018 and 2019.

Man taken to hospital after falling off boat in Portsmouth

PORTSMOUTH, R.I. (WLNE) — The Portsmouth Fire Department said that a man had to be taken to the hospital Monday after falling off of a boat. Firefighters explained that the man fell off the boat near Island Park just before 9:30 a.m. A caller told the department that the...

Vigil held in honor of Charlestown murder victim

NARRAGANSETT, R.I. (WPRI) — A vigil was held in Narragansett Sunday to honor the life of a Charlestown woman who was killed in a stabbing on Monday. Friends and family of the victim, 45-year-old Grya Pihlkrantz, said she always made everyone feel welcome. “People that don’t have friends and family around here, that feel invisible, […]

'Don’t mess with our neighborhood': Common Fence Point residents turn graffiti into positive

PORTSMOUTH — Raised in Pennsylvania, Karyn Jimenez-Elliott now calls Common Fence Point home, and she takes a lot of pride in her neighborhood. So after the railway entrance to that part of town was defaced with graffiti, she took it upon herself to give it a fresh paint job. Jimenez-Elliott was up bright and early Sunday — brushes, rollers and red paint in hand — to tackle the eight-hour job.

Developers: Putting Solar on ‘Disturbed’ Sites in R.I. is a Costly, Complicated Process

This ground-mounted solar project done in partnership with the town of South Kingstown and the University of Rhode Island was built on a former gravel pit. (Kearsarge Solar) In the past few years, when solar developers covered farmlands or cut down swaths of forest to erect acres of solar panels, neighbors and nature lovers often objected strenuously, and sometimes moratoriums, zoning rules, and legislation were employed to block solar projects on green spaces.

Bad blood: Legal feud over $70-million trust roils one of Rhode Island's richest families

PROVIDENCE — One of Rhode Island’s most prominent families is locked in a bitter legal dispute over the alleged mismanagement of a $70-million trust, and it’s pitting cousin against cousin. Malcolm Chace IV, his siblings and their children are seeking to have their cousin Arnold B. “Buff” Chace Jr. removed as trustee of a $70-plus-million trust that Malcolm’s father, Malcolm “Kim” Chace III, left his heirs upon his death in 2011. ...

Rise & Shine! Your Newport County guide for Sept. 27

Rise & Shine! I’m Scott Barrett, managing editor for The Daily News, and today is Sept. 27, the 270th day of the year — 95 days remain in 2022. On this day in 1989, actress Zsa Zsa Gabor, charged with slapping a police officer during a traffic stop, stormed out of the courtroom during the district attorney’s closing argument. She was convicted and sentenced to 72 hours in jail, 120 hours of community service and $13,000 in fines and restitution.

Man charged with DUI after crashing into Warwick store

WARWICK, R.I. (WLNE) — A Coventry man is charged with driving under the influence after crashing into a store in Warwick over the weekend. Police said a car ran into the Wild Birds Unlimited store at the plaza on Bald Hill Road on Saturday. The driver, identified as 68-year-old...

Crews rescue boater this morning after going overboard and not resurfacing

A boater was rescued Monday morning after going overboard and not coming up to the surface. According to the Portsmouth Fire Department, just before 9:30 a.m., Portsmouth Fire Alarm received multiple 911 calls for a man who fell off of his boat into the water and did not resurface off of Fountain Avenue in Island Park.

The Oldest Restaurant In America Is A Short Drive From Maine

As New England was one of the first places to be settled by Europeans, it should not be a surprise that Maine, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Vermont, and Rhode Island are home to some really old restaurants and pubs. The Jameson Tavern in Freeport, Maine, for example. Or, Boston's Warren Tavern....

Narragansett, September 27 High School ⚽ Game Notice

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Public Works Chief, Engineer Resign

The Planning Department returned to full strength last week with the arrival of a new planning technician but, at the same time, the new director of Public Works is returning to his old job in DPW director in Jamestown, and the assistant town engineer took a job in South Kingstown.