West Kingston, RI

Fantastic afternoon on tap

Clouds that blanketed the region Tuesday morning, exit by lunchtime giving way to a beautiful afternoon. Skies over Rhode Island and southeast Massachusetts will be sunfilled as temperatures warm into the low 70s. The breeze does pick up in the afternoon, but it'll be more refreshing than anything. Conditions remain...
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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.

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.

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, […]

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.

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. ...

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...

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....