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 2020-01-20 05:00 

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A Complicated History: Charlestown exhibit to highlight slavery in South County...

HOPKINTON — In the Oak Grove Cemetery in Ashaway, there is a headstone marking the grave of Amos Augusta, a slave who was born in Virginia, sold to another slave...

 2020-01-20 04:57 

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Charlestown considers ordinance banning balloon releases...

CHARLESTOWN — The Vice President of the Atlantic Offshore Lobstermen's Association urged the Town Council at the Jan. 13 meeting to pass an ordinance banning balloon releases....

 2020-01-20 04:55 

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US marks King holiday amid fears of deep racial divisions...

To commemorate the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., Nicholas Thomas and more than 100 other volunteers will board up vacant houses, install school safety signs and make other improvements to...

 2020-01-20 04:50 

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Check out all the fun things to do this week in The Week Ahead...

REMEMBERING MLK...

 2020-01-20 04:49 

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PHOTO: An icy spray in Watch Hill...

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 2020-01-20 04:47 

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Working group recommends quality control plan for Connecticut quarries...

HARTFORD — A legislative working group has released a new quality control plan for quarries in light of the crumbling foundations problem afflicting many eastern Connecticut homeowners....

 2020-01-20 04:45 

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Trump impeachment trial tickets available to Rhode Islanders...

PROVIDENCE (AP) — Rhode Islanders hoping to catch President Trump's impeachment trial live and in person can request tickets from one of their Congress members....

 2020-01-20 04:30 

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At the Library: Learn more about MLK Jr. Day at the library...

Last Wednesday the 15th would have been Martin Luther King Jr.'s 91st birthday, and today, the library is closed for the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday. I read a bit...

 2020-01-19 05:49 

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Carcieri receives Defender of Life and Faith award...
 2020-01-19 05:47 

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St. Michael parishioners return to their 'holy ground'...

STONINGTON — After nearly eight years in various stages of a multimillion-dollar renovation, St. Michael the Archangel Church reopened to the public Saturday....

 2020-01-19 05:31 

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Collins again playing the 'undecided' card in trial of Trump...

WASHINGTON — Facing perhaps her toughest reelection fight, veteran Sen. Susan Collins has parachuted into familiar terrain — the heart of a hot-button issue, this time President Donald Trump's impeachment....

 2020-01-19 04:35 

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Legal Corner: 'Tis the season for refunds and returns...

During this past holiday season, we all spent our hard-earned money on a variety of items from the mall as we gave, and received, our holiday gifts. And not only...

 2020-01-19 04:30 

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Postscripts: How the Mystic-Noank Library amassed an impressive collection of local artists' works...

James Lee Burke, long among this country's finest living writers, regardless of genres, dedicated one of his viscerally Cajun Dave Robicheaux crime novels to reference librarians.Burke also put his admiration...

 2020-01-19 04:30 

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In My Own Shoes: Thankfully, it's all about electives now...

They'd never get away with it today, but back then that was the way it was in school....

 2020-01-19 03:50 

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King to be honored with public reading of 'Letter from Birmingham Jail'...

WESTERLY — Members of a local group plan to highlight the life and words of the late Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. this week and hope the whole town...

 2020-01-19 03:49 

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Acute stroke response is again close at hand in Westerly area...

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 2020-01-18 05:01 

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School Committee OKs 3-year contract for custodians, other workers...

WESTERLY — The school district's paraprofessionals, custodians and secretaries will receive pay increases of 2% in the first two years and 1.5% in the third and final year of a...

 2020-01-18 04:33 

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PHOTOS: Stopping at the swings...

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 2020-01-18 04:30 

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Practicing Faith: Reach out and let God cleanse your soul...

It was reminiscent of something out of the old television series M*A*S*H. There were people everywhere. Every seat was taken. Some people were sitting in wheelchairs. No one looked happy...

 2020-01-18 04:30 

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Police Logs: Friday, Jan. 17, 2020...

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 2020-01-18 04:22 

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Pen pals make Spanish come alive for Hope Valley students...

HOPE VALLEY — Students in Grades 2 and 4 at Hope Valley Elementary School had a special treat waiting for them when they returned from their Christmas holiday: letters from...

 2020-01-18 04:15 

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Letter: Beach-access arrest was not 'fake news'...

I was startled and dismayed to read in the recently published Sun article "Filippi to brief Charlestown council on shoreline access a statement attributed to Town Council President Virginia Lee...

 2020-01-18 04:14 

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Letter: I wish I could go back to the 'Good Old Days'...

Give me the "Good Old Days." Like when we rode a bike without holding onto the handlebars....

 2020-01-18 02:46 

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Lila Delman Real Estate names chief operating and creative officers...

NARRAGANSETT — Lila Delman Real Estate has announced the appointment of Ryan Elsman as chief operating officer and Brandyn Brunelle as chief creative officer. They will work with John Hodnett...

 2020-01-17 23:37 

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Richmond K-9 Bico completes narcotics training, receives body armor...

RICHMOND — K-9 Bico has made a name for himself over the past year as a successful track and search specialist for the police department. Now he's ready to step...

 2020-01-17 22:52 

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R.I. senators say witnesses essential in impeachment trial...

CRANSTON — It's imperative that all relevant witnesses and facts be heard during the impeachment trial of President Donald Trump in their chamber, Rhode Island's two U.S. senators, both Democrats,...

 2020-01-17 05:13 

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Committee makes further cuts to Chariho budget...

WOOD RIVER JCT. — At its fourth budget workshop Thursday, the Chariho School Committee reduced the 2021 schools budget by an additional $111,750, bringing total cuts so far to $463,303....

 2020-01-17 05:07 

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PHOTOS: Mirror images along the shore...

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 2020-01-17 05:04 

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Native American artifacts returned to Providence museum...

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 2020-01-17 05:01 

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Hopkins, Cooke head school building subcommittee...

WESTERLY — The School Committee's newly populated Building Subcommittee met Thursday to elect new officers, review state guidelines, and begin the process of responding to its new charge....

 2020-01-17 04:30 

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Police logs: Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020...

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 2020-01-17 04:26 

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South County home sales rose in December...

Figures released Thursday by the Rhode Island Association of Realtors show that single-family home sales in South County rose 24% in December, compared with the same month in 2018. The...

 2020-01-17 03:30 

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PHOTOS: Frame erected for new building at Misquamicut State Beach...

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 2020-01-17 02:30 

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Therapist charged with killing family faced fraud probe...

ORLANDO, Fla. — A physical therapist charged with killing his wife, three children and dog in a home near Walt Disney World and leaving their bodies there for days was...

 2020-01-17 01:45 

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URI to offer undergraduate degree options in interdisciplinary neuroscience...

KINGSTON — Undergraduates at the University of Rhode Island will soon have the opportunity to delve into the mysteries of the brain when the university launches a new undergraduate academic...

 2020-01-17 00:30 

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Police say call for help came too late to save woman from overdose...

WESTERLY — Police Chief Shawn Lacey said a delay in reporting an apparent drug overdose may have played a role in the death of a Westerly woman early Tuesday....

 2020-01-16 23:47 

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Former governor to receive Defender of Life award...

WESTERLY — Former Rhode Island Gov. Donald L. Carcieri will receive the Defender of Life & Faith Award at the Immaculate Conception Parish's annual Respect Life Dinner Saturday. Proceeds from...

 2020-01-16 05:01 

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Referendum nonvoters to be included in school survey...

WESTERLY — Three hundred and fifty residents could soon receive a phone call from a survey company hired by the School Committee to gather information on why voters rejected a...

 2020-01-16 04:34 

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PHOTOS: Looking for the Lapland longspur...

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 2020-01-16 04:31 

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Families explore career options at Chariho Tech open house...

WOOD RIVER JCT. — Chariho Tech director Gerald Auth stood in the entrance of the school Wednesday evening, greeting prospective students and their parents at its third annual open house....

 2020-01-16 04:30 

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Police logs: Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2020...

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 2020-01-16 04:30 

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Voting Matters: If you don't vote, you don't count...

Editor's note: The South County Chapter of the League of Women Voters will commemorate the 100th anniversary of the passage of the 19th Amendment to the Constitution of the United...

 2020-01-16 04:15 

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Letter: Airport's impact? Don't believe the hype....

On Jan. 11 a story ran in The Sun on the Rhode Island Airport Corporation's (RIAC's) view of the Comprehensive Plan currently under review and revision. The article referred to...

 2020-01-16 02:48 

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UConn puts dollar signs on its impact...

HARTFORD — The University of Connecticut generates about $5.3 billion worth of economic activity for the state, including nearly 26,000 jobs and $277.5 million in state and local tax revenue...

 2020-01-16 01:27 

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Richmond woman charged with DUI after Route 1 crash...

WESTERLY — A Richmond woman is facing DUI charges after police said she admitted using a narcotic substance identified as...

 2020-01-16 00:27 

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PHOTOS: Do It Yourself Guardian...

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 2020-01-15 22:42 

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Police warn of traffic, detours ahead of reopening at St. Michael Church...

STONINGTON — Motorists can expect heavy traffic and delays along Liberty Street and a brief detour on Saturday morning as parishioners of St. Michael the Archangel celebrate the reopening of...

 2020-01-15 07:02 

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Raimondo sets goal of 100% renewable energy by 2030...

PROVIDENCE — Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo announced Tuesday she will sign an executive order that aims to make the state the first in the nation to be powered completely...

 2020-01-15 05:11 

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Comment period extended again for revised Westerly plan...

WESTERLY — The public comment period on the working draft of the revised Comprehensive Plan has been extended a second time....

 2020-01-15 05:04 

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PHOTOS: Community conversation on downtown Pawcatuck...

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