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Rhode Island blood supply runs low as donors cancel

Before the New Year the Rhode Island Blood Center announced the region’s third blood emergency of 2021.  As of this week the crisis continues with enough blood supply for only one to …

UPDATED: Johnston steps up, plans to distribute 10,000 COVID-19 test kits this week

Anthony Meleo drove through the Johnston High Parking lot and parked outside a simple white trailer parked near Atwood Avenue. Jessica Gormley, Practice Manager for Tri-County Community Action …

Strawberry Fields Learning Academy hosts Grand Opening at renovated Johnston location

Johnston’s newest business — Strawberry Fields Learning Academy — is the result of a two-year work-in-progress that despite being interrupted by COVID-19. The pandemic, however, …

Veteran Glocester police officer remains on unpaid suspension following Johnston arrest

A veteran Glocester police officer remains suspended without pay following his December arrest in Johnston. Around 11:30 p.m., Dec. 6, Johnston Police officers responded to a single family …

Crazy Hat Day kicks off Johnston's Rachel E. Carson Memorial Scholarship clothing drive

WANTED: Gently-used men’s, women’s and children’s clothing. All donations will be graciously accepted and will benefit the Rachel E. Carson Memorial Scholarship that’s …

After 11 terms, Langevin announces he won‘t seek reelection

Rhode Island will have at least one new congressperson next year following Warwick native and Bishop Hendricken graduate Congressman Jim Langevin's decision he wouldn’t be seeking re-election.  Langevin, 57, is serving his eleventh term.

Johnston Police arrest breaking and entering suspect

Johnston Police have made an arrest after seeking the public’s assistance in identifying and locating a suspect involved in a breaking and entering case. On Jan. 6, Johnston Police Officers …
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Gas prices 4 cents lower than a month ago

Rhode Island's average gas price is down 1 cent from last week, averaging $3.34 per gallon. Monday's price is 4 cents lower than a month ago, and 98 cents higher than January 24, 2021. Rhode Island's average gas price is 1 cent higher than the national
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The City of Warwick Distributes At-Home Covid Testing Kits To Targeted Groups

The City of Warwick Distributes At-Home Covid Testing Kits To Targeted Groups The City of Warwick will begin distributing 27,900 Covid-19 testing kits to residents starting Thursday, January …
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HOPKINS ANNOUNCES DISTRIBUTION OF AT-HOME COVID TESTS

CRANSTON, RI – January 20th, 2022 – Mayor Kenneth J. Hopkins announced the distribution of free athome COVID-19 test kits to Cranston residents. Drive-through distribution will take place …
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Regina Tracy stepping down as Hendricken development director

At the end of January, Regina Tracy will retire as Senior Director of Advancement & Development and transition at Bishop Hendricken High School into a part-time consultancy for the office through April 30, 2022. Peter Thomas, a 1986 Hendricken grad, will
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RI Marine Archaeology Projects offers training classes

The Rhode Island Marine Archaeology Project (RIMAP) will hold "Introduction to Marine Archaeology" 9a.m. to 4p.m. on Saturday January 22, at its artifact management facility on the campus of the Herreshoff Marine Museum, Burnside St., Bristol, RI. The

Scituate CTE program breaks out high-tech show-and-tell for Feb. 2 open house

Only one public school program in the Ocean State gives students the opportunity to electronically dissect a human body. The same school offers virtual reality lessons and will hold an open house …

Ocean State public meetings bounce back to Zoom

Johnston has shifted back to some virtual meetings following a shift in state policy connected to the recent skyrocketing COVID infection rates. This week’s Johnston Town Council meeting …
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How to choose the best wallpaper design for any space

StatePoint Thinking about using wallpaper to transform your walls from drab to fab? You’re in good company. Wallpaper’s popularity is on the rise in both residential and commercial …

5 common learning disabilities

Students are often told that hard work is the path to success. Individuals who have learning disabilities may have to work even harder than their peers to be successful. The Learning Disabilities …

5 tips to ace college entry exams

Because most colleges and universities require applicants to submit ACT or SAT results as part of admissions consideration, prepping for the test itself can be a critical component of that …

The Wood Brothers get rootsy at The Strand

For a decade and a half, Chris & Oliver Wood had parallel music careers. The Boulder, Colorado natives each were doing different things with Chris being the bassist for the avant-garde jazz trio …
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Locals run at class meet

By ALEX SPONSELLER The Rhode Island Cross Country Class Championships were held this past weekend at Ponaganset High School and many locals made some noise in their last outing before the upcoming state meet this week. Here is a look at some of the
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How to handle the football playoffs

As many of you all know, the local high school football schedule has been a bit of the mess thanks to the ongoing pandemic. Earlier this week, the Providence Journal first reported that the Rhode Island Interscholastic League has been having meetings
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Youth leagues back in action

The last couple of weeks I have been deep into our high school sports coverage. I love this time of year, especially the football season. However, there are times when you need a break in the schedule and routine to shake things up. Between my high

Remembering the 2017 champs

By GARY RIANNA I was thrilled with the turnout we had on a short three-day notice ... we had about 55 people, including players and family members. The response was very special and was a …

Golf Tournament held in late Johnston man's memory

The fourth annual Race for Matt and Grace Golf Tournament raised approximately $16,000 (after expenses) for the fight against Friedreich’s ataxia (FA). All funds raised benefited the …

Johnston Memorial Cancer Events co-ed golf tourney set to return

Records, people in a number of sports will attest, are made to be broken.
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Knife-wielding man shot at Warwick Police Headquarters

Warwick Police shot a knife-wielding man in the police station lobby last Friday. At 4:20 p.m., Jan. 14, a group of patrol officers were entering the main lobby of Police Headquarters from the community room after a briefing and were

Johnston Police seek breaking and entering suspect

The Johnston Police Department has asked for the public’s assistance in identifying and locating a suspect involved in a breaking and entering case. On Jan. 6, Johnston Police Officers …

Johnston Police seek hit and run crash suspect

The Johnston Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in locating a suspect involved in a hit and run crash. Around 4:45 p.m., Jan. 12, Johnston Police responded to the Shell …
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Let's play fetch! Apollo is ready to play and is hoping that you are looking for a new best friend! This big green-eyed boy is waiting at Hotel for Homeless Humane Society located at 44 Martin …

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Two years ago, Americans were locking themselves in and businesses were shutting down. A year later, vaccines offered a light at the end of the long, dark pandemic tunnel. Two years later, in …
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I am the owner and pharmacist at Atwood Pharmacy. We are also a new business and family owned. My wife and I are both pharmacists and have been working on the front lines since the start of the …