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Deepwater Wind developer full steam ahead on 3 new projects - PROVIDENCE — The developer of the first offshore wind farm in the U.S. is ramping up work on projects to supply energy to several states.Deepwater Wind CEO Jeff Grybowski said Monday that the company is beginning the next, larger phase of development... [Read More]
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New laws in Rhode Island aim to increase Narcan availability, prevent overdose deaths- PROVIDENCE — Two laws intended to increase access to Narcan and help prevent overdose deaths have gone into effect in Rhode Island.   The measures allow for the establishment of guidelines to prescribe naloxone, the anti-overdose drug sold as Narcan,... [Read More]
Police in Rhode Island are searching for the car involved in a hit-and-run crash that injured a man. Authorities say the driver of a dark green Dodge Ram struck the man at a Coventry intersection around 8:45 a.m. July 8. The 44-year-old man suffered back and hip injuries and was hospitalized for... [Read More]
Rhode Island Ethics Commission to move financial disclosures online- PROVIDENCE — The state Ethics Commission is placing financial disclosure forms for appointed and elected officials online for easy access. The commission agreed Tuesday to a plan from Executive Director Jason Gramitt to proceed with the initiative,... [Read More]
Company gets green light in Exeter to building solar arrays on 15 residential sites- EXETER — Officials in the Rhode Island town of Exeter have approved a zoning change requested by a solar developer despite objections from the local planning board. The Town Council voted 3-2 to approve the zone change Monday night. It paves the way... [Read More]
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Charlestown man charged with traveling twice the speed limit while DUI- RICHMOND — Police have filed DUI charges against a 19-year-old Charlestown man they said was traveling nearly twice the speed limit while also over twice the legal blool alcohol limit for adults.The man, Chevy J. Ready, of 374 Old Coach Road, was... [Read More]
The Rhode Island Ethics Commission is placing financial disclosure forms for appointed and elected officials online for easy access. [Read More]
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Go fish Two unidentified friends and a canine companion are silhouetted perfectly by a setting sun over Gorton Pond. The picturesque shot was captured by Warwick resident Pat Gracie-Thomas, who likes to take strolls during the evenings with her camera as... [Read More]
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Hopkinton residents pack middle school to sound off on proliferation of solar proposals- RICHMOND — Opponents of Hopkinton's latest proposed solar energy project had their chance to address the council at length during a continued public hearing Monday at Chariho Middle School.In an effort to give residents ample opportunity to express... [Read More]
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43rd District debate long on information, short on controversy- NORTH STONINGTON — Anyone hoping to see a political slugfest at Monday's debate between Democrats Chris Donahue and Kate Rotella in North Stonington likely was disappointed.Rather than lob attacks at each other, the pair took the hour allotted to them... [Read More]
WW 278 SEVERE TSTM CT MA ME NH NY RI VT CW 171515Z - 172300Z URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED Severe Thunderstorm Watch Number 278 NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK 1115 AM EDT Tue Jul 17 2018 The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a * Severe Thunderstorm Watch for portions of Connecticut Massachusetts Southern Maine Southern New Hampshire Southeast New York Rhode Island Southern Vermont Coastal Waters * Effective... [Read More]
Rhode Island health system administrators are threatening to reduce their offer to nurses during the second day of contract discussions. The federally mediated talks between a union representing more than 2,400 nurses and health professionals at Rhode Island and Hasbro Children's hospitals entered their second day Tuesday, with the possibility of a... [Read More]
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Officials in the Rhode Island town of Exeter have approved a zoning change requested by a solar developer despite objections from the local planning board. The Providence Journal reports the …... [Read More]
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[updated]State police seize 1.45 pounds of fentanyl during Connecticut bust- Connecticut State Police troopers who responded to a domestic disturbance in Willington said they found 1.45 pounds of the highly potent fentanyl substance known as "Gray Death," as well as cocaine and other narcotics.The police, assisted by a DEA... [Read More]
A Rhode Island judge in a decision peppered with cooking puns has ruled in favor of a businessman who claimed he had exclusive rights to sell rice at a mall. Judge Richard Licht addressed the question in a case dubbed the "Rice Wars," which dates to 2005. The Providence Journal reports that... [Read More]
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Model Olivia Culpo and sports star Danny Amendola's kissing reportedly led to complaints from fellow diners at a restaurant in Rhode Island. [Read More]
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Hundreds of people gathered in Scituate to remember a popular local teenager killed in a weekend dirt bike crash. The group... [Read More]
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A man attacked a woman, hospitalizing her, then assaulted a Providence officer as he was being arrested early Tuesday morning, police say.Jonathan Vanover, 30, was taken into custody for a felony assault investigation. His prior record includes domestic assault and violating a no contact order, according to court records.Police said they were sent to an address where they found a 38-year-old woman suffering from... [Read More]
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3 Things to do Today: See a circus, learn about pollination or enjoy some art after dark- Looking for something to do tonight? Here are 3 ideas:• Rhody's Red Nose Circus will perform at Wuskenau Beach in Misquamicut.• Westerly Library will host a talk by  the New England Wildflower Society, "Pollinate New England."• Art After Dark will... [Read More]
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Today is Tuesday, July 17, the 198th day of 2018. There are 167 days left in the year.Highlights in history• In 1821, Spain ceded Florida to the United States.• In 1954, the two-day inaugural Newport Jazz Festival, billed as "The First American Jazz Festival," opened in Rhode Island; among the performers the first night was Billie Holiday, who died in New York on this date in 1959 at age 44. [Read More]
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