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 2021-03-01 02:00 

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Back to school, part II: North Stonington students return to in-person learning...

NORTH STONINGTON — The atmosphere and excitement at North Stonington's public schools was hard to ignore this week, as a line of cars grew in the parking lot and students...

 2021-03-01 01:55 

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URI researchers hope to reveal why rare cottontails don't breed like rabbits...

KINGSTON — While viewing hundreds of hours of infrared video footage of captive New England cottontails at Roger Williams Park Zoo, University of Rhode Island senior Hannah Petit watched for...

 2021-03-01 01:50 

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Connecticut readies for 'avalanche' of vaccination appointments as eligibility expands...

Health officials in Connecticut are expecting an avalanche of requests for appointments as the state on Monday opens up COVID-19 vaccines to everyone 55 and over as well as school...

 2021-03-01 01:45 

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Fraud overwhelms pandemic-related unemployment programs across U.S....

With the floodgates set to open on another round of unemployment aid, states are being hammered with a new wave of fraud as they scramble to update security systems and...

 2021-03-01 01:40 

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PHOTOS: Raising the roof at Mystic Landing...

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 2021-03-01 01:35 

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Connecticut GOP lost over 5,000 registered voters after Capitol breach...

NEW HAVEN — More than 5,000 Connecticut Republicans left the political party in the six weeks after the Jan. 6 breach of the Capitol, according to a published report....

 2021-03-01 01:30 

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Rhode Island voters to weigh in on bond questions during Tuesday referendum...

PROVIDENCE — Rhode Island voters are heading to the polls on Tuesday, but instead of voting for candidates for state office, citizens are being asked to weigh in on seven...

 2021-03-01 01:25 

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Police: Connecticut man attacked 4 EMS facilities with Molotov cocktails...

OLD SAYBROOK — A Torrington man who authorities say targeted at least four Connecticut EMS agencies with Molotov cocktails has been arrested in Pennsylvania, police said....

 2021-02-28 05:07 

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Practicing Faith: Pondering the positives in this bleak, seemingly endless Winter of COVID...

Grace notes during this Winter of COVID:...

 2021-02-28 05:07 

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Postscripts: Pondering the positives in this bleak, seemingly endless Winter of COVID...

Grace notes during this Winter of COVID:...

 2021-02-28 02:22 

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Lamont's marijuana bill faces criticism from different sides...

Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont's effort to legalize recreational marijuana for adults received criticism Friday from two completely different fronts: people who outright oppose legalization and those who support it, but...

 2021-02-28 02:10 

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PHOTOS: Twilight reveal...

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 2021-02-28 01:55 

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Westerly's March Move-A-Thon aims to get people moving...

WESTERLY — The Recreation Department says it's time to get a move on. With that advice in mind, the department has organized a March Move-A-Thon....

 2021-02-28 01:53 

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Virus deaths in Rhode Island surpass 2,500...

PROVIDENCE — Rhode Island has surpassed 2,500 deaths from the coronavirus....

 2021-02-28 01:50 

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URI scientists investigate distribution of muskrats, beavers, otters in R.I....

KINGSTON — A University of Rhode Island graduate student will be scouring lakes, ponds and wetlands throughout Rhode Island over the next three years to search for signs of three...

 2021-02-28 01:40 

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In the Easy Chair with Susan Rosen...

AGE: 69....

 2021-02-28 01:35 

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In My Own Shoes: I'm here, you're there. It's our little secret....

I don't think you ever forget your first time....

 2021-02-28 01:00 

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Letter: Looks like climate change warnings flopped...

Well, well, well. We experienced another diatribe from Mr. Joseph Sciarillo. I don't really care about your two-minute cursory investigation of Mr. Latham's resources as much as I care about...

 2021-02-28 00:55 

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Veterans: VFW Foundation celebrates 25 years of service...

On Saturday, the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Foundation proudly celebrated its 25th anniversary....

 2021-02-27 23:45 

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Senior Docket for Feb. 28...

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 2021-02-27 02:00 

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PHOTOS: Terra cotta craftsmen...

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 2021-02-27 01:59 

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Five Rhode Islanders charged in illegal gun sales scheme...

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Five Rhode Island men have been indicted on charges connected to their alleged roles in an illegal gun sales scheme that distributed almost 90 weapons, the...

 2021-02-27 01:58 

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Data: Vaccination rates lower for Black, Hispanic people in Conn....

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) — Gov. Ned Lamont said Friday that Connecticut still has "a long way to go" to improve COVID-19 vaccination rates among Black and Hispanic residents, as new...

 2021-02-27 01:55 

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Westerly council, adviser to discuss 'big picture' of town's finances...

WESTERLY — With a multimillion-dollar sewer plant job looming in the not-too-distant future, conceptual plans on the table to renovate district schools and talk of both a new roads bond...

 2021-02-27 01:53 

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Could pandemic further erode the New England town meeting?...

MIDDLESEX, Vt. — The town meeting, for centuries, was a staple of New England life — but the coronavirus pandemic could accelerate the departure from the tradition where people gather...

 2021-02-27 01:50 

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Providence, Cranston field hospitals opened to handle surge in virus cases close...

PROVIDENCE (AP) — Two Rhode Island field hospitals set up three months ago to deal with a possible flood of new coronavirus cases are shutting down Friday, health officials said....

 2021-02-27 01:30 

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Practicing Faith: Let a return to church sharpen your faith...

I love my new kitchen knives. It's funny because we were talking about knives at a Rotary Club meeting just before Christmas. That's when I mentioned that mine were really...

 2021-02-27 01:00 

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Mystic Seaport to offer free admission to essential workers on Saturdays in March...

MYSTIC — Mystic Seaport Museum is offering free admission to essential workers on Saturdays in March....

 2021-02-26 02:00 

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Stonington sets target date for four-day, in-person return; survey reissued...

STONINGTON — The Board of Education and administrators with Stonington Public Schools have reissued a survey to parents after concerns that an initial effort to gauge family interest in a...

 2021-02-26 01:55 

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PHOTOS: Warmer winter days make Wilcox Park a mecca for sledding fun...

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 2021-02-26 01:51 

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Rhode Island's vaccination efforts are improving, state officials say...

Rhode Island is doing a better job of getting coronavirus vaccines into the arms of more people and at a much faster rate than before, Lt. Gov. Daniel McKee said...

 2021-02-26 01:50 

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Connecticut school districts begin planning vaccine clinics...

HARTFORD — Connecticut school districts around the state have begun organizing their own COVID-19 vaccination clinics, preparing for the official rollout of vaccines for teachers and other school staff on...

 2021-02-26 01:50 

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Westerly School Committee praises work on schools plans, eyes next steps...

WESTERLY — Members of the School Committee are praising the work of its Building Subcommittee and looking forward to next steps as the panel continues its work to develop a...

 2021-02-26 01:45 

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Connecticut prosecutors raise concern on reform proposal...

HARTFORD — Connecticut prosecutors say there are major problems with a criminal justice reform proposal that could result in scores of people charged with minor crimes avoiding an electronic record...

 2021-02-26 01:42 

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Stonington High School honor roll — 2nd quarter...

Highest Honors...

 2021-02-26 01:40 

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PHOTOS: Harvesting leeks at the Westerly Land Trust Community Garden...

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 2021-02-26 01:00 

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Letter: Vaccination at Hopkinton site was a breeze...

In contrast to the Charlestown resident's letter relating his troubles at the COVID-19 vaccination site, I would like to relate my experience at the Hopkinton site on School Road....

 2021-02-25 02:00 

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PHOTOS: These dogs are on a short leash during this training walk...

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 2021-02-25 01:55 

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Stonington officials seek to balance needs, financial constraints in annual budget...

STONINGTON — A proposed $81.5 million 2021-22 budget released this week by First Selectman Danielle Chesebrough calls for a 3.22% hike, representing an increase of approximately $1 million in new...

 2021-02-25 01:50 

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Westerly Town Council taps Priolo as Municipal Court judge...

WESTERLY — Tia M. Priolo, who served as Municipal Court judge from 2007-09, will return to presiding over the court starting today....

 2021-02-25 01:49 

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Parents accused of causing toddler's fentanyl death...

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — The parents of a 21-month-old New Hampshire girl who died after ingesting fentanyl have been accused of negligent homicide and other charges, with a prosecutor saying...

 2021-02-25 01:49 

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Things to Know: States push their own relief packages...

Here's what's happening Wednesday with the coronavirus pandemic in the U.S.:...

 2021-02-25 01:45 

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7 nonprofits in Rhode Island share $500,000 in grants...

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Seven nonprofit organizations are sharing more than $500,000 in grants from the Rhode Island Health and Educational Building Corp. to help them complete major projects so...

 2021-02-25 01:43 

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Lamont seeking to extend expired shut-off moratorium...

Gov. Ned Lamont on Wednesday asked Connecticut utility regulators to continue a moratorium that prevents electric customers from having their service shut off during the COVID-19 pandemic....

 2021-02-25 01:40 

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2 hard-hit cities, 2 diverging fates in vaccine rollout...

CENTRAL FALLS, R.I. (AP) — Mario Valdez, his wife and their 18-year-old son were fully vaccinated for COVID-19 this month as part of a special effort to inoculate every resident...

 2021-02-24 02:00 

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PHOTOS: Nor'easter waves are the gnarliest waves...

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 2021-02-24 01:55 

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Westerly Town Council sets $2 million schools bond vote for May...

WESTERLY — It appears town voters will be asked to borrow $2 million for school capital projects in May, but whether the referendum will also include a proposed bond for...

 2021-02-24 01:50 

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COVID-19 cases continuing to decline in Stonington, southeastern Connecticut...

STONINGTON — The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases within Stonington and other communities belonging to the Ledge Light Health District continues to decline as the state draws closer to loosening...

 2021-02-24 01:45 

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Rhode Island vaccine deliveries delayed by weather...

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Three community coronavirus vaccination locations in Rhode Island are rescheduling appointments because harsh winter weather in some areas of the country delayed the delivery of more...

 2021-02-24 01:40 

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Connecticut medical examiner says office identified many COVID-19 deaths...

Dr. James Gill, the state's chief medical examiner, told Connecticut legislators Tuesday that his investigators have "identified many deaths" that should have been certified as COVID-19-related but were not, including...

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