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Urgent action needed to serve adults with intellectual, developmental disabilities

The COVID-19 pandemic has hit hardest the areas and populations that were already struggling, since they had the fewest resources for adaptation and safety. We've seen the outsized effects on the poor and on minorities. Another group

It's time to end gender discrimination in health care premiums

Reflections on the life of 'Big John'

The death knell has sounded

Uncertainty is the new way of life

Sports

The Rhode Island Interscholastic league addressed the 2020 fall sports season in a statement and virtual press conference on Wednesday, beginning by postponing the season from Aug. 17 to Sept. 14. …

The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) announced new freshwater fishing regulations that took effect August 2. The changes include minimum sizes for trout and salmon, clarification on how fish can be taken and designation of
Cranston pitcher Kyle McCutcheon just finished up his summer baseball season with the Florida International Baseball Academy team, which plays in the Florida Gulf Coast League based in Sarasota. The league is one of the most
Cranston native and former West standout golfer Alexis Florio won the Rhode Island Golf Association's women's amateur title last week, edging 13-year-old phenom Gianna Papa by a stroke to take home the victory. Floria faced quite a bit
It's the dog days of summer. That period between July and August when bay water gets as warm as 76 degrees and warmer in low water coves and sanctuaries. This Sunday the surface water temperature on Narragansett and Buzzards Bays was about 75 degrees,
Lifestyles

Grey Sail launches sister company, South County Distillers

South County Distillers has announced the launch of its inaugural batch of spirits, including vodka and gin. The sister company of Grey Sail Brewing of Rhode Island planned production of spirits this winter, but when COVID-19 hit they quickly turned

Picnic on the grounds of Newport's Mansions

The last of 'John Brown's Men'?

JP Spoonem's is back

Champlin's: Rhode Island's seafood champion

Police/Crime
DUI On July 26 at 1:13 a.m., police arrested Jelfy A. Perez, 27, 31 Cold Spring Drive, West Warwick, on charges of driving under the influence and refusal to submit to a chemical test. Police say Perez was arrested after officers responded to a motor
By JOHN HOWELL Within a day of the shutdown in March, lines 40-deep stretched outside the door of D&L Gun Shop in Warwick's Buttonwoods section as people waited to buy guns and ammo. The lines tapered off by April but surged again after the murder of
Two Cranston firefighters and two occupants of another vehicle were hospitalized with minor injuries after a Cranston Fire vehicle and an SUV collided at the intersection of Park and Wellington avenues on Sunday afternoon. The
DOMESTIC CHARGES On July 17 at 8:10 a.m., police arrested Victoria Darosa, 28, 233 Ives St., Providence, on charges of domestic simple assault, domestic vandalism and domestic disorderly conduct. On July 20 at 10:43 a.m., police arrested Sension
DOMESTIC CHARGES On July 15 at 1:11 p.m., police arrested Tatiana McKinney, 24, 1269 Cranston St., Cranston, on charges of domestic simple assault and domestic disorderly conduct. On July 16 at 3:50 p.m., police arrested Gregory Lee Garmon, 38, 39
Around R.I.

Summer prelude

Text and photos By JOHN HOWELL Veterans Memorial Junior High School Principal David Tober was dunked at least 10 times Monday morning. He didn't mind it. In fact, he said it was refreshing. No wonder. With temperatures climbing into the high 80s, a

DPW director to retire, cites need for a long-term plan

$5M for roads a start, says DPW director

Cedar Hill student wins Mini Meteorologist contest

RI ranked worst state for a road trip, but commerce data disagrees

Pet of the Week

Animal Talk Pet of the Week: Mona

Mona's loving owner passed away unexpectedly, and now she needs a new home. She's hoping you could be the one, and she's available in North Scituate today.