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 2018-11-16 05:31 

TheWesterlySun.com

Letter: When is enough restoration for the United Theatre enough?...

Letter: When is enough restoration for the United Theatre enough?- After the Capital Theatre in Pawcatuck closed, the United Theatre became Westerly's go-to movie house. After the United closed, does anyone recall that Charles Royce came to the fore a...

 2018-11-16 05:19 

TheWesterlySun.com

Acme Wire Products recognizes longtime employees...

Acme Wire Products recognizes longtime employees- By The Sun staffMYSTIC — Five employees of Acme Wire Products received special recognition this month at an awards luncheon for employees with 10 or more years of service. The event was held at the G...

 2018-11-16 05:15 

TheWesterlySun.com

Free flu shot clinic Saturday at Jonnycake Center...

Free flu shot clinic Saturday at Jonnycake Center- WESTERLY — Jonnycake Center of Westerly will host a free flu clinic Saturday from 10 a.m. to noon. Flu shots will be administered by employees of Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island in the cent...

 2018-11-16 05:09 

TheWesterlySun.com

A Place Most Treasured: U.S. Mint launches Block Island quarter in America the Beautiful series...

A Place Most Treasured: U.S. Mint launches Block Island quarter in America the Beautiful series- By Cynthia DrummondSun staff writerCHARLESTOWN — Depicting a black-crowned night heron in flight above Cow Cove beach, a new quarter featuring the Block...

 2018-11-16 05:00 

TheWesterlySun.com

Suzanne Carcieri, former Rhode Island first lady, dies...

Suzanne Carcieri, former Rhode Island first lady, dies- PROVIDENCE (AP) — Former Rhode Island first lady Suzanne Carcieri, who took a visible role during the administration of her husband, Republican Gov. Don Carcieri, died Thursday. She was 76."...

 2018-11-16 04:54 

TheWesterlySun.com

PHOTOS: First snowstorm of the season arrives in region...

PHOTOS: First snowstorm of the season arrives in region- The Westerly Sun is a local print and digital daily newspaper covering all local news, sports and community events in the Southern Rhode Island and Southeastern Connecticut area...

 2018-11-16 04:40 

WPRI

[ Providence ]

Providence teachers OK new contract, ending work-to-rule...

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) Providence teachers have ended their work-to-rule action after overwhelmingly voting Thursday to support a proposed three-year contract that includes modest pay raises and incentives for educators who become certified to teach Engl...

 2018-11-16 04:29 

TheWesterlySun.com

Police logs: Thursday, Nov. 15, 2018...

Police logs: Thursday, Nov. 15, 2018- STONINGTONMay-Jo Antoch, 47, of Groton, was charged Wednesday with driving under the influence, driving an unregistered motor vehicle and failure to drive to the right. The disposition of local arrests may be found on...

 2018-11-16 04:28 

TheWesterlySun.com

Pawcatuck man charged with sexual assault after Industrial Drive incident...

Pawcatuck man charged with sexual assault after Industrial Drive incident- WESTERLY — A Pawcatuck man is facing charges after the police said he groped a woman as she was walking home from a bar.The man, Wyndell R. Hall, 22, of 44 Liberty St., was c...

 2018-11-16 03:57 

Providence Journal

46-story tower proposal in Providence clears hurdle...

The City Council voted 8-5 with two abstentions Thursday night to approve the first passage of a zoning variance that would allow developer Jason Fane to surpass the 100-foot height restriction of the tower's proposed location on Dyer Street and build...

 2018-11-16 03:43 

Providence Journal

On the Blackstone, entrepreneurial spirits behind R.I.'s 5th distillery...

Rhode Island Spirits will produce under the Rhodium brand name and expects to distill the equivalent of 30,000 750-milliliter bottles of gin, vodka and liqueurs in the first year....

 2018-11-16 01:53 

Providence Journal

Providence: Teachers OK new contract by a landslide...

CRANSTON, R.I. — Providence teachers overwhelmingly voted to sign a three-year contract with the city following months of acrimony and protests by union members.By a vote of 930 to 23, teachers approved a new agreement Thursday night after more than...

 2018-11-16 01:48 

WPRI

[ Providence ]

RIDOT to resume Washington Bridge repairs after initial false start...

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) -- The Rhode Island Department of Transportation will restart repairs on the Washington Bridge on 195 West this weekend, months after the project was halted in August due to unexpected traffic delays. The DOT will begin re-striping...

 2018-11-16 01:42 

Providence Journal

Renewable energy: Bids would add 350 megawatts of offshore wind...

State has tripled its supply of renewable energy in the last two years....

 2018-11-16 01:25 

WPRI

[ Providence ]

Providence City Council backs zoning change for 46-story Hope Point Tower...

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) The developer of the proposed Hope Point Tower is one step closer to winning approval for a zoning change that would allow him to build Rhode Island's tallest skyscraper on the former I-195 land. The City Council voted 8-5 Thur...

 2018-11-16 00:57 

WPRI

[ Providence ]

Twin River set to introduce sports betting next week...

LINCOLN, R.I. (WPRI) — After a weeks-long delay, sports betting will soon be available at Twin River Casino in Lincoln. On Thursday, casino officials gave Eyewitness News a tour of the work they have been doing behind the scenes to get ready. "I...

 2018-11-16 00:44 

WPRI

[ Providence ]

Police: Cocaine, fentanyl among drugs seized from North Smithfield home...

NORTH SMITHFIELD, R.I. (WPRI) — A North Smithfield man was arrested Thursday after narcotics investigators seized a variety of drugs from his home. According to Rhode Island State Police, members of the High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (HIDTA) T...

 2018-11-16 00:33 

Providence Journal

Providence teachers overwhelmingly vote to sign new contract...

CRANSTON, R.I. -- Providence teachers overwhelmingly voted to sign a three-year contract with the city following months of acrimony and protests by union members.Maribeth Calabro, Providence Teachers Union President, said she felt relieved and elated. ...

 2018-11-15 23:34 

Providence Journal

From 2009: First Family Favorites - Cooking with the Carcieris...

This story from The Journal archives recalls Mrs. Carcieri at home with her family. She died today at 76....

 2018-11-15 23:33 

WPRI

[ Providence ]

Fall River breaks ground on new Durfee High School...

FALL RIVER, Mass. (WPRI) — A lot has changed since the Durfee High School currently standing on Elsbree Street in Fall River opened its doors in 1978. Thursday morning, the leaders of the school district and the city broke ground on its replacement....

 2018-11-15 23:00 

WPRI

[ Providence ]

Sturdy Memorial Hospital grade drops from A to C in Leapfrog assessment...

ATTLEBORO, Mass. (WPRI) — Sturdy Memorial Hospital got a considerably lower than usual patient safety score in a recent assessment. National nonprofit Leapfrog Group assesses hospitals nationwide twice a year. Sturdy Memorial Hospital's score dr...

 2018-11-15 22:56 

WPRI

[ Providence ]

Solar farm numbers surging in RI...

WARWICK, R.I. (WPRI) - Solar farms are popping up just about everywhere in Rhode Island. There are currently 155 large-scale solar projects in over 35 cities and towns, producing 73 megawatts of energy. To put that in perspective, 97.79 megawatts is enoug...

 2018-11-15 22:37 

WPRI

[ Providence ]

Providence cracks down on National Grid, orders company to repair roads...

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) The Elorza administration is drawing a line in the asphalt between itself and National Grid. In an attempt to address the concerns of City Council members and residents, the city's Department of Public Works is refusing to issu...

 2018-11-15 22:36 

Providence Journal

'Generous,' 'passionate,' 'amazing' former first lady Sue Carcieri dies at 76...

PROVIDENCE, R.I. — One of the most indelible moments for former Rhode Island first lady Suzanne "Sue" Carcieri came just six weeks after her husband's inauguration.It was Feb. 20, 2003, when The Station nightclub in West Warwick burned t...

 2018-11-15 22:21 

WPRI

[ Providence ]

Guns for groceries: Hand in a firearm this weekend for a gift card...

(WPRI) — If you have a shotgun or handgun in your possession, and you'd like to get rid of it, two police departments and UMass Dartmouth would like to pay you for it. Fall River and New Bedford police will be exchanging "Guns for Groceries&...

 2018-11-15 22:04 

WPRI

[ Providence ]

Traffic patterns being adjusted on I-195, I-295...

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) — This weekend, the Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) is planning to update the traffic patterns on the Washington Bridge, which carries I-195 westbound from East Providence to Providence, and on the interchan...

 2018-11-15 21:33 

Providence Journal

Roy Clark, country star who hosted 'Hee Haw' variety show, dies at 85...

Roy Clark, a country guitarist, singer and cornpone comedian who headlined the hit variety show "Hee Haw" and was known for crossover hits including "Yesterday, When I Was Young," died Nov. 15 at his home in Tulsa, Oklahoma. He was 85. The...

 2018-11-15 20:46 

WPRI

[ Providence ]

Wintry mix to impact road conditions during evening commute...

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) -- The state's first snowfall is arriving early this year. Rhode Island hasn't seen its first snowfall in November since 2014. Last year, the first snowfall arrived on Dec. 9. LOOKING AHEAD: Detailed 7-Day Forecast READ MOR...

 2018-11-15 20:28 

WPRI

[ Providence ]

Free ride programs to be offered Thanksgiving Eve...

(WPRI) — Thanksgiving kicks off the beginning of the holiday season and with the holiday season comes an increase of impaired driving. Thanksgiving eve is known as one of the busiest drinking nights of the year and has been called "Blackout Wedn...

 2018-11-15 20:13 

WPRI

[ Providence ]

Police: Girl, 4, left in car while dad was inside Twin River...

LINCOLN, R.I. (WPRI) — Police say a Cumberland man acknowledged that he left his young daughter alone in the car when they found him inside Twin River Casino over the weekend. Jose Funes, 27, was arraigned on a child neglect charge following his arr...

 2018-11-15 20:02 

TheWesterlySun.com

State police identify driver killed in Mystic tractor-trailer crash...

State police identify driver killed in Mystic tractor-trailer crash- MYSTIC — Connecticut State Police have identified the victim of a tractor-trailer crash along Interstate 95 as 41-year-old Providence resident Mayro A. Estrada. Estrada died when h...

 2018-11-15 19:59 

Providence Journal

Newport police: Man tried to ram officers with commandeered forklift...

NEWPORT, R.I. — A Narragansett man has been charged with multiple felonies after Newport police said he illegally drove a forklift around and at officers at Fort Adams on Wednesday night.Ross E. Ahlborg, 27, of Narragansett, was arrested Wednesday a...

 2018-11-15 19:52 

Providence Journal

Batkid won hearts. Now he's got something much better: He's cancer free....

When he was 5 years old and battling leukemia, the boy known as Batkid captivated the country as he dramatically "saved" Gotham from the bad guys in 2013. He just clinched another, much bigger, victory: He passed his 5-year mark being cancer free....

 2018-11-15 19:48 

Providence Journal

R.I. unemployment rate drops again, hits low point of 3.8 percent...

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island's unemployment rate ticked down to 3.8 percent in October, reaching its lowest point in nearly 30 years.Democratic Gov. Gina Raimondo said Thursday it's the lowest rate seen in Rhode Island since May 1989...

 2018-11-15 19:43 

Providence Journal

Seven inches of snow possible for part of Rhode Island...

PROVIDENCE, R.I. -- The National Weather Service is increasing the snowfall forecast for Rhode Island and has placed the northern section of the state under a winter storm warning for the first snowfall of the season, which is expected to move into [...]...

 2018-11-15 19:33 

WPRI

[ Providence ]

RI man killed in Connecticut tractor-trailer crash...

GROTON, Conn. (AP) — Police have released the name of the tractor-trailer driver killed in a crash on Interstate 95 in Connecticut. Authorities say 41-year-old Mayro Estrada, of Providence, Rhode Island, died Tuesday morning when the tractor-trailer...

 2018-11-15 19:32 

Providence Journal

Police say they found fentanyl, cocaine, other drugs in North Smithfield man's home...

NORTH SMITHFIELD, R.I. -- A North Smithfield man was arrested Thursday after a search of his home by state and local police turned up fentanyl, cocaine, suspected steroids and prescription medication.Jason Lenox, 32, was charged after a search of his home...

 2018-11-15 19:22 

WPRI

[ Providence ]

Roy Clark, country guitar virtuoso, 'Hee Haw' star, has died...

(AP) — Country star Roy Clark, the guitar virtuoso and singer who headlined the cornpone TV show "Hee Haw" for nearly a quarter century and was known for such hits as "Yesterday When I was Young" and "Honeymoon Feeling," has ...

 2018-11-15 19:19 

Providence Journal

Former first lady Sue Carcieri dies at 76...

Former Rhode Island first lady Suzanne "Sue" Carcieri died early Thursday, at age 76, The Journal has confirmed.Carcieri, wife to former Gov. Donald Carcieri, "passed away in the early-morning hours," Amy Kempe, a former Carcieri administr...

 2018-11-15 19:14 

WPRI

[ Providence ]

Florida man pleads not guilty in political pipe bombs case...

NEW YORK (AP) — The Florida man accused of sending pipe bombs to prominent critics of President Donald Trump pleaded not guilty Thursday to charges carrying a potential mandatory penalty of life in prison. Cesar Sayoc entered the plea through his la...

 2018-11-15 19:03 

Providence Journal

Hummel Report sneak peek: Follow-up on taxpayer funded council cell phones...

PROVIDENCE, R.I. -- Six years after a Hummel Report investigation found issues with taxpayer-funded cellphones for Providence City Council members, a new review finds many of the same problems. Excess minutes, directory assistance calls, data overages and...

 2018-11-15 17:15 

Pawtucket Times

BVAC tabs new executive director...

PAWTUCKET — The nonprofit, Pawtucket-based Blackstone Valley Advocacy Center, an organization which provides services to victims of domestic violence and education and awareness on the issue of domestic violence, earlier this month announced Toni Ma...

 2018-11-15 17:15 

Pawtucket Times

Teens arrested after alleged gunpoint robbery...

PAWTUCKET — A pair of teenagers were arrested on Monday after they allegedly robbed a woman at gunpoint during what the victim believed was a purchase of sandals set up via social media, Pawtucket Police said....

 2018-11-15 15:58 

WPRI

[ Providence ]

Free ride programs to be offered Thanksgiving eve...

(WPRI) -- Thanksgiving kicks off the beginning of the holiday season and with the holiday season comes an increase of impaired driving. Thanksgiving eve is known as one of the busiest drinking nights of the year and has been called "Blackout Wednesday...

 2018-11-15 15:50 

WPRI

[ Providence ]

Dartmouth police searching for ring thief 'Romeo'...

DARTMOUTH, Mass. (WPRI) — In a witty Facebook post, Dartmouth police asked for the public's help identifying a man accused of stealing a ring from Macy's. "DPD is getting down on bended knee as we ask for your help identifying this Romeo...

 2018-11-15 14:51 

WPRI

[ Providence ]

Uber, MADD to offer free rides Thanksgiving eve...

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) -- Thanksgiving kicks off the beginning of the holiday season and with the holiday season comes an increase of impaired driving. Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) and Uber announced a joint effort to combat drunk driving by offe...

 2018-11-15 14:18 

Providence Journal

After arrest, Michael Avenatti denies LA domestic violence...

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Michael Avenatti, the lawyer for Stormy Daniels, has denied allegations of domestic violence after his arrest near his ritzy Los Angeles skyscraper apartment."I have never struck a woman, I never will strike a woman," Aven...

 2018-11-15 13:43 

WPRI

[ Providence ]

Officials: Overdose deaths drop 4% in RI...

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) -- The task force formed to combat the opioid crisis in Rhode Island said it's had some successes, but there's still much more that needs to be done. Governor Gina Raimondo's Overdose Prevention and Intervention Task Fo...

 2018-11-15 13:42 

Providence Journal

Winter weather advisory issued for storm that could create 'hazardous' driving conditions...

PROVIDENCE, R.I. -- The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory for a storm that could drop three inches of snow on the region and create "hazardous" driving conditions for the evening commute."Low pressure over the [...]...

 2018-11-15 13:02 

WPRI

[ Providence ]

Fall River Mayor responds to recall efforts...

FALL RIVER, Mass. (WPRI) - Mayor Jasiel Correia is speaking out for the first time after a recall effort submitted more than the required 5 percent of registered voters needed to trigger an election. The Fall River Recall group has more than 2,510 signatu...

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