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R.I.'s dirtiest river: The recycling stream

It carries 50 tons an hour into the recycling center in Johnston. A lot of it isn't recyclable or isn't clean. In this market, purity is paramount and contaminants are costly. Time for a river cleanup? Alex Kuffner Journal Staff Writer kuffneralex JOHNSTON - The first thing you need to know about t

PROVIDENCEJOURNAL.COM - 2017-11-18 00:40:56

Wild weekend weather to feature wet, windy, warm conditions

The upcoming weekend will feature a wild swing of temperatures, with strong gusty winds and periods of rain late Saturday into Sunday. Winds diminishing under clear conditions Friday night will allow temperatures to drop quickly into the low 30s to upper 20s in interior Massachusetts. Saturday wil

WCVB - 2017-11-18 01:14:00

Flanders launches bid for US Senate

BISSONNETTE jbissonnette@pawtuckettimes.com CENTRAL FALLS - In the city where he said he once worked for a collaborative resolution to Central Falls' dire financial woes, former Rhode Island Supreme Court Justice Robert Flanders on Thursday said he would seek to bring that same sense of problem-solv

PAWTUCKET TIMES - 2017-11-18 03:15:00

Reed, Whitehouse speak out against Trump tax plan

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) - Formally known as the Tax Cuts & Jobs Act, proponents believe big tax breaks to businesses will entice them to stay in America and help the economy grow. But critics, like both Rhode Island senators, aren't being quiet about the negative impacts they say it would have. At a

WPRI - 2017-11-18 00:09:11

Pipe bomb explodes, damages vehicle parked at principal's home

An investigation is under way in Blackstone after an explosion damaged a vehicle parked in front of the home of a high school principal Thursday evening. Police were called at 6:16 p.m. to the home on Lakeshore Drive after receiving a report that a vehicle may have been vandalized. The homeowner, w

WCVB - 2017-11-17 14:14:00

Man Sentenced to Life in Prison After Pleading Guilty for Murder and Arson

WJAR A Rhode Island man charged with killing a pregnant woman and setting her apartment on fire has pleaded guilty. Attorney General Peter Kilmartin says 31-year-old Born Smith entered his plea Thursday on murder and arson charges in the death of 32-year-old Aliss Collins. Kilmartin says the Provide

NECN - 2017-11-17 00:11:29

Former Governor Chafee Questions "Mistakes" in Providence Police Shooting

"My reactions are similar to so many Rhode Islanders -- we understand that in a hyper situation such as this, emotions sometimes can take hold, but at the same time, it just seemed like a rolling succession of little mistakes that ended up with a big mistake," said Chafee, in the wide-ranging interv

GOLOCALPROV - 2017-11-17 08:00:00

URI Master Gardener program celebrates 40th anniversary

RUDI HEMPE, left, of North Kingstown accepts the award for University of Rhode Island Master Gardener of the Year from Charlie Junod during the Master Gardener 40th anniversary celebration. / COURTESY SUE DUNN SOUTH KINGSTOWN - Awards were given to local gardening enthusiasts at the University of Rh

PROVIDENCE BUSINESS NEWS - 2017-11-17 09:30:14

Reyes honored for helping build partnership between BCBSRI, RIC

MARCY REYES, a manager at Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island, earned a Women's Leadership Award from the Ronald McDonald House of Providence in recognition of a partnership she helped build with Rhode Island -College, where she serves as an adjunct professor teaching financial literacy. Can y

PROVIDENCE BUSINESS NEWS - 2017-11-17 07:30:02

Fentanyl, other drugs involved in CCRI hazmat incident

WARWICK, R.I. (WPRI) - The substance that contributed to Warwick police employees falling ill while checking on a homeless encampment in the woods earlier this month included the powerful, potentially deadly drug fentanyl, police said Friday. Police employees had gone to the wooded area between the

WPRI - 2017-11-17 19:36:10

Kilmartin: Restitution Forms Mailed to Victims of Scams Using Western Union

PROVIDENCE - Rhode Islanders deceived into sending payments to scammers using Western Union's wire transfer service may now apply for compensation from a $586 million fund administered by the Department of Justice's Victim Asset Recovery Program, Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin announced. This f

WARWICKPOST.COM - 2017-11-17 10:00:49

Lincoln frame shop owner sees the big picture

After 15 years, Get the Picture co-owner Andy Langlois has developed a niche in the framing world By Lilli PaknisSpecial to the Journal Andy Langlois is passionate about picture frames. After years exploring the framing industry, getting his start at a craft store and then moving on to work in an i

PROVIDENCEJOURNAL.COM - 2017-11-17 15:39:00

Veterans share stories of service with students at URI

Leo Heroux said the first time he saw his future wife, Anne-Marie Broeckx, it was love at first sight. He remembers seeing her walk down the stairs of her family's farmhouse in France. He was originally brought to that farmhouse the day after D-Day in 1944, when he was told to ask the farmer to move

INDEPENDENTRI.COM - 2017-11-17 05:15:00

Rhode Island Historical Society announces new board appointments

NEW APPOINTMENTS WERE made to the Rhode Island Historical Society's board of trustees during its annual meeting on Nov. 8. From left, Luther W. Spoehr, senior lecturer in the departments of education and history at Brown University, was elected board chair; RIHS Executive Director Morgan Grefe; and

PROVIDENCE BUSINESS NEWS - 2017-11-17 09:50:37

AGCA: R.I. ranks No. 2 in nation for October construction employment growth rate

RHODE ISLAND HAD the second-highest year-over-year construction growth rate in October in the nation. / COURTESY ASSOCIATED GENERAL CONTRACTORS OF AMERICA PROVIDENCE - Rhode Island ranked No. 2 in the nation for highest seasonally adjusted, year-over-year percent growth in construction employment in

PROVIDENCE BUSINESS NEWS - 2017-11-17 19:02:58

Culinary Challenge for Cause benefits Alzheimer's Association

Do you love the show "Top Chef," watching the food network challenge, or trying a new restaurant? Then you will love our annual event at the Alzheimer's Association, Rhode Island Chapter, called "Culinary Challenge for a Cause." Chefs from Rhode Island's own assisted living communities will particip

WARWICKONLINE.COM - 2017-11-17 08:00:00

South Kingstown seeks applicants for police officer jobs

SOUTH KINGSTOWN, R.I. - People interested in applying for a job as a South Kingstown police officer are invited to any of three informational sessions at the police station, 1790 Kingstown Rd. Applications, which are available at www.policeapp.com/skpd, will be accepted until 11:59 p.m. Jan. 5. For

PROVIDENCEJOURNAL.COM - 2017-11-17 01:17:04

PawSox examine Attleboro site as fallback option

PAWTUCKET, R.I. - While the Pawtucket Red Sox continue their push to build a new stadium at the Apex department store site, the team has identified another potential stadium location - just over the Massachusetts state line, an old industrial site off Route 95, PawSox Chairman Larry Lucchino told Th

PROVIDENCEJOURNAL.COM - 2017-11-17 18:09:12

A looming headache for RI DMV as federal deadline nears

To meet a federal deadline for making state identification cards more secure, the Rhode Island DMV is getting ready to begin confirming residents' identities by checking their birth certificates and Social Security cards when they renew their drivers licenses. Patrick Anderson Journal Staff Writer p

PROVIDENCEJOURNAL.COM - 2017-11-17 01:23:08

A Disgruntled Former Employee Stole 33 Cats From the Shelter That Fired Her

You watched the Real Housewives of Auckland, right? If you didn't, you're really missing out as an animal lover, because cast member Anne Batley Burton is the most fabulous cat lady in the history of television. She's like Lisa Vanderpump with a New Zealand accent, and cats instead of miniature hors

BRAVOTV.COM - 2017-11-17 16:02:00