CUMBERLAND — The emotional burden of living with a rare disease can be challenging, but Cumberland resident Sarah Masterson, who has an extremely rare genetic condition, says she threw down the gauntlet years ago because she was determined to lead as normal a life as possible.
CENTRAL FALLS — State Sen. Elizabeth A. Crowley (Dist. 16 – Central Falls, Pawtucket) said she found it “particularly surprising” that many of the legislators targeted for a primary challenge by members of the upstart Rhode Island Political Cooperative have “championed the very issues allege…
PAWTUCKET — The city’s Public Works Director has outlined a litany of options for the future of the Grotto Avenue transfer station, which range from continuing operations, constructing a “waste-to-energy” facility, and altogether closing the station and direct hauling waste to the landfill i…
PAWTUCKET — It’ll be a terrifying trek and a scream-filled saunter through the Haunted Tunnel at Daggett Farm this weekend and all through the month of October, as there will be plenty of things that go bump in the night during the venture through the Slater Park attraction.
CENTRAL FALLS — Gov. Gina M. Raimondo received an education at Central Falls High School on Wednesday afternoon, as students from the school provided the governor with their thoughts on her recent executive order banning the sale of flavored e-cigarettes, how the order affects them, and subs…
CENTRAL FALLS – The City Council on Monday night approved Mayor James A. Diossa’s recommended appointment of North Smithfield School Committee Chairman and City of Providence Treasurer James J. Lombardi III as the new chairman of the Central Falls Detention Facility Corporation, the board th…
WOONSOCKET — A few days ago, Jennifer Jolicoeur dreamed she was standing alone in a field full of bras – all by herself.
CUMBERLAND — Ariele Lee has driven through the new roundabouts on Diamond Hill Road a few times already and although she found it confusing at first, she’s getting used to the new traffic pattern and believes it will go a long way towards improving traffic flow in an area long known for its …
PAWTUCKET — A dog was killed and a woman was injured when they were attacked by two loose pit bulls on Friday, Pawtucket Police said.
PAWTUCKET – Mayor Donald R. Grebien is hopeful for a day when the city’s homeless community won’t need showers, a clean set of clothes, or a comfortable pair of sneakers. But until that day comes, Pawtucket will stand at the ready to aid its homeless population, and that was evident on Thurs…
While the Rhode Island Department of Health on Thursday morning announced that aerial mosquito spraying operations were completed in Rhode Island, the threat of mosquito-borne illnesses continues across the Ocean State, causing the cancellation of tonight’s planned Salsa Night in Central Falls.
PROVIDENCE — Describing their use by children as a “public health crisis,” Gov. Gina M. Raimondo on Wednesday signed an executive order banning the sale of flavored e-cigarettes in Rhode Island, directing the Rhode Island Department of Health to immediately create emergency regulations based…
PROVIDENCE — Lisa Ciarlone had all but given up hope of ever quitting smoking.
In the hours after Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker ordered a four-month temporary ban on all vaping products and declared a public health emergency in the state, officials in Rhode Island were discussing what could be done to curb e-cigarette use in the Ocean State.
CENTRAL FALLS – The construction of a new soccer field on High Street, the installation of artificial turf at Macomber Stadium, and the restoration of fields at the Francis L. Corrigan Sports Complex are all expected to be completed and ready for use by September 2020.
LINCOLN — Jacqueline Waldon witnessed first-hand how devastating Alzheimer’s disease can be as she watched her aunt and godmother – Eugenie Bonenfant – suffer from the disease through the 1980s and 1990s.
PAWTUCKET — Jake Steinfeld views himself as Santa Claus, but with a 34-inch waist rather than the rotund belly we’re accustomed to seeing on Saint Nick. On Monday morning, Christmas came early to students at Samuel Slater Junior High School, as the fitness icon brought with him a bag stuffed…
By JONATHAN BISSONNETTE
LINCOLN — The MacColl YMCA recently bolstered its aquatic program with the promotion of two longtime employees who are dedicated to improving water safety among youth. Alexandria McCormick will now serve as the Aquatic Director, and she will be supported by Daniel Cameron who was recently pr…
By JONATHAN BISSONNETTE
PAWTUCKET — For the first time in its 40-year history, the Rhode Island Heritage Day Festival will venture into Pawtucket, bringing a variety of cultures and a showcase of the state’s diversity to the Pawtucket Armory Arts Center.
PROVIDENCE — A U.S. District Court Judge on Wednesday ordered the immediate release of a man in custody at the Donald W. Wyatt Detention Facility, who is accused of killing a police officer in the Dominican Republic and was facing the potential for torture if he was extradited.
EAST PROVIDENCE — Submitting his first budget since being elected mayor, Bob DaSilva is proposing a $165.8 million budget for FY2020, which calls for a tax rate that is 2.6% higher than last year.
CENTRAL FALLS — City Council President Maria Rivera isn’t running for mayor because she wants to be the focus of the city. Instead, she’s running because she wants the community to believe in her.
KINGSTON - If you die early or unexpectedly, or any time before you’re supposed to die, there’s a very good chance that David DeTora will know about it.
PAWTUCKET — Eunice Degre-Markley wasn’t going to let something like a pesky little mosquito bug her.
PAWTUCKET – With six pending applications still awaiting approval, city officials are requesting that the City Council expand Pawtucket’s cap on vehicle repair shop licenses from 58 to at least 65.
PAWTUCKET – Last Thursday, the Pawtucket Red Sox posted to social media the first edition of the team’s 2020 regular season schedule, which represents the PawSox’ final 70 games at McCoy Stadium and in the city of Pawtucket.
PAWTUCKET – Live from downtown, it’s Saturday afternoon!
PAWTUCKET – City and state officials had been patiently waiting to “awaken” the six new additions to Pawtucket’s fleet of dragon boats. Because of inclement weather on Friday night, which delayed the awakening ceremony to Saturday morning, the dragons instead hit the snooze button.
Starting this weekend the 21st Annual Pawtucket Arts Festival will happening in various areas of the city from September 6 - 15. As part of it, the River Bend East Songwriters Festival will be showcasing the acoustic side of things with both local and national acts at Slater Mill on Septembe…
WOONSOCKET — The city’s signature festival now has a signature beer.
PAWTUCKET — With the outer bands of Hurricane Dorian expected to lash the Ocean State with rain and wind on Friday night and Saturday morning, Pawtucket Arts Festival officials met Wednesday to discuss how the weather may impact this weekend’s events, including Downtown Live and the Rhode Is…
PAWTUCKET – When the Rhode Island Philharmonic takes to the stage constructed inside Slater Park next month, just as they have for the past 20 years, their annual Pops in the Park will be made possible thanks to the generosity of the Pawtucket Teachers' Alliance.
By JONATHAN BISSONNETTE
EAST PROVIDENCE — A Connecticut man has been arrested on a DWI charge as well as several drug charges after he was pulled over on Warren Avenue with four young children in the vehicle with him.
PAWTUCKET — As they came bounding down the school bus steps, students from Henry J. Winters Elementary School found themselves in unfamiliar territory on Wednesday morning. Instead of arriving for the first day of the new school year at their usual location on Broadway, these young children …
LINCOLN — Colin Cicerone, a soon to be Lincoln High School ninth-grader, got a good look at his new school on Tuesday thanks to the annual Freshman Roar night for students and their parents.
CENTRAL FALLS — A man being held for the U.S. Marshals Service at the quasi-public detention center in Rhode Island has died.
PAWTUCKET — Like the onions sprinkled on top of Kip’s Restaurant’s legendary hot wieners, this story has layers.
PAWTUCKET — Douglas Hsu, the director-general of the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Boston, looked at the fleet of six new smaller and lighter yet colorfully-decorated dragon boats positioned on Festival Pier and couldn’t help but see the symbolism.
PROVIDENCE — The owner of an East Providence automobile transport company admitted in federal court on Thursday to falsifying safety records, as well as bank fraud, wire fraud, identity theft, and tax evasion, the U.S. Attorney’s Office said.
PAWTUCKET — The Pawtucket Family YMCA has promoted longtime staffer Aisha Laliberte to the position of membership director.
LINCOLN — With the new school year about to begin after Labor Day, the School Committee, on Thursday, moved to name a new assistant principal at the high school to help the year get off to a good start.
All the images we see of the late Raymond L.S. Patriarca through the years depict the head of New England organized crime as an unflinching, stoic figure, the consummate tough guy whose turf you didn’t want to mess with.
LINCOLN — It would be an easy assumption to make that at the end of a grueling, 2.5-mile combined race and obstacle course with challenges including a tire mountain, cinderblock carry and tire pull that the sweat-soaked participants would be out of breath and exhausted.
PAWTUCKET – Interim School Superintendent Cheryl McWilliams considers herself a high-energy leader who focuses on the big picture. Knowing the task at hand facing Pawtucket schools into the future, McWilliams is looking to implement a three-pronged approach to education in the city during th…
CENTRAL FALLS – Central Falls Housing Authority officials and local residents unveiled a permanent memorial on Wednesday to Tina-Marie Sullivan, the former executive director of the Central Falls Housing Authority, who died on May 7 at age 51 after a years-long battle with brain cancer.
PROVIDENCE – Flanked by members of the Rhode Island State Police and Central Falls Police Department, Attorney General Peter F. Neronha on Wednesday morning went into detail summarizing the focus of the multi-agency investigation into last week’s incident during a demonstration outside of th…
NEW YORK — Hasbro is giving plastic packaging the boot.
PROVIDENCE — Following last week’s demonstration outside of the Donald W. Wyatt Detention Facility in Central Falls, which ended in violence after a prison captain drove his pickup truck into a group of protesters, Never Again Action Rhode Island on Tuesday called on Gov. Gina M. Raimondo an…