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For a sense of how Rhode Island progressives are feeling more muscular, consider how Reclaim RI staged a news conference outside the Statehouse last week to speak against an "austerity budget."; The conventional wisdom on Smith Hill is that without more
Rhode Island's average gas price is down one cent from last week averaging $2.14 per gallon. Monday's price is 1one cent higher than a month ago and 39 cents cheaper than September 21, 2019. Rhode Island's average gas price is 4 cents lower than the more
The Providence Performing Arts Center (PPAC) and WPRI 12, in partnership with the Rhode Island Blood Center, are hosting a community blood drive on Thursday, Oct. 8, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in PPAC's Grand Lobby at 220 Weybosset St., Providence. There more
By DANIEL KITTREDGE As Cranston and municipalities across Rhode Island continue to await adoption of a state budget for the fiscal year that began July 1, the city had decided to move forward with the issuing of car tax bills. "e;After the announcement the more
By JEN COWART Special to the Herald Editor's note: This is the second in a series of stories produced by Cranston Public Schools highlighting the specific projects that would be funded through a $147 million bond question going before voters on Nov. 3. more
By DANIEL KITTREDGE As the city's public schools began the second week of the new academic year, Superintendent Jeannine Nota-Masse on Monday told the School Committee that the reopening process has been "e;successful"e; thus far. "e;We only have a week under more
By DANIEL KITTREDGE Two vehicles that were racing on Broad Street in Edgewood on Monday night struck a pedestrian and another vehicle, according to police, and the two operators are facing charges. The incident occurred at approximately 8:43 p.m. in the more
By MERI R. KENNEDY Bulky waste pickup During the month of September, the city's Department of Public Works offers residents an opportunity to have bulky waste items picked up free of charge, with certain restrictions. Residents must call Waste more
By ALEX SPONSELLER As the Rhode Island high school sports season kicks off this week, middle school sports are on hold until at least the winter and possibly beyond. Some have wondered why middle school sports will not be played this fall, especially more
The Department of Environmental Management (DEM) is asking Rhode Islanders to monitor their beech trees for signs of leaf damage from Beach Leaf Disease (BLD). Early symptoms of BLD include dark striping on the tree's leaves parallel to the leaf veins more
By DANIEL KITTREDGE Rhode Island continues to see favorable trends in terms of COVID-19 data, Gov. Gina Raimondo and health officials said last week - but the impending arrival of flu season, along with the potential for a fall or winter coronavirus more
SEXUAL ASSAULT On Sept. 5 at 6:44 p.m., police arrested Christopher Lake, 34, 4 Eleanor Drive, Coventry, on charges of first-degree sexual assault and assault with intent to commit sexual assault. DOMESTIC CHARGES On Sept. 7 at 10:05 a.m., police more
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