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 2019-05-26 22:38 

Providence Journal

Brown University's 251st commencement message: Include, elevate...

PROVIDENCE — The most compelling stories at Brown University's 251st commencement came from two women, Class of 2019 graduates who paid tribute to their often-marginalized communities and urged fellow graduates to use their education to elevate ...

 2019-05-26 21:55 

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Fall River priest removed, accused of sexual misconduct with minor...

FALL RIVER, Mass. (WPRI) -- A longtime Fall River priest has been removed from active priestly ministry over a credible allegation of misconduct involving a minor, according to the Fall River Diocese. Father Bruce Neylon is accused of having sexual contac...

 2019-05-26 20:59 

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Car crashes into Webster Bank in Pawtucket...

PAWTUCKET, R.I. (WPRI) -- A car drove into Webster Bank on Newport Avenue in Pawtucket Saturday afternoon, police confirmed to Eyewitness News. It happened around 2 p.m. The bank branch was closed at the time. A battalion chief at the Pawtucket Fire Depar...

 2019-05-26 20:49 

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Weather Now: Shower/T'storm This Evening; Nice Monday...

It certainly felt more summery today with highs well into the 80s with higher humidity. The warm and humid air in place will help to increase our shower and t'storm chances this evening, too. We'll see the temperatures cool this evening through th...

 2019-05-26 20:31 

Providence Journal

Brown University's 251st commencement message: More inclusive community...

PROVIDENCE -- The most compelling stories at Brown University's 251st commencement came from two women, Class of 2019 graduates, who paid tribute to their often-marginalized communities and urged fellow graduates to use their education to elevate thos...

 2019-05-26 18:50 

Providence Journal

Photos: Wreath-laying ceremony at R.I. Garden of Heroes...

Lt. Governor Dan McKee held his annual wreath-laying ceremony Wednesday in the Garden of Heroes at the Rhode Island State House to honor Rhode Island service members who have made the ultimate sacrifice for their country since September 11, 2001....

 2019-05-26 18:22 

Providence Journal

Fatal crash in West Warwick Saturday night...

WEST WARWICK — Four adults were transported to Rhode Island Hospital and two juveniles were taken to Hasbro Children's Hospital following a crash involving two vehicles on Providence Street around 9:30 p.m. Saturday night. According to a newslet...

 2019-05-26 17:31 

Providence Journal

Veterans Journal: Honoring service and sacrifice of American patriots on Memorial Day...

"Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one's life for one's friends." — John 15:13Memorial Day was first observed as Decoration Day in 1866 to commemorate those who died in the War Between the States with the placement of fl...

 2019-05-26 16:35 

Providence Journal

Memorial Day Events in Rhode Island...

OngoingExhibit. "Journeys Onward": Wickford Art Association, 36 Beach St., North Kingstown. (401) 294-6840, wickfordart.org. Artistic expression of veterans and their families in the context of some of their military experiences. Tue-Sat 11 a.m.-3...

 2019-05-26 15:57 

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Remembering Rod Bramblett, the Voice of Auburn...

The Lee County Coroner has confirmed that Rod Bramblett, the Voice of Auburn, and his wife Paula both died in a traffic accident . The accident occurred at around 6:00 p.m. on Saturday, when emergency responders came to a motor vehicle crash on Shug Jorda...

 2019-05-26 15:46 

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Viewing party to be held in Boston for Bruins before Stanley Cup Final...

BOSTON (WPRI) -- The NHL has partnered with Boston Mayor Marty Walsh to host a free outdoor concert and viewing party in Boston's City Hall Plaza on Monday ahead of game one of the Stanley Cup Final. The event, which will not require a ticket, will op...

 2019-05-26 13:38 

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IMS from vantage point of official flagman...

SPEEDWAY, Ind. (WISH) -- The Indianapolis 500 is the greatest spectacle in racing, but perhaps the most interesting vantage point is from the flag stand. Paul Blevins, the official flagman of the Indy 500, has been with the series for 20 years. He said th...

 2019-05-26 13:02 

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WEATHER NOW: Warm Sunday, Slight Chance T-Shower...

If you wanted a summer-like day for the unofficial start to summer, you've got it! Inland high temperatures will likely approach the mid to upper 80s today. There is a chance a few spots touch the 90s. While most of the afternoon will be dry, there is...

 2019-05-26 12:56 

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Gov. Holcomb on history of Indy 500, what it means to Indiana...

SPEEDWAY, Ind. (WISH) - The eyes of the world are on the state of Indiana Sunday. The 103rd Indianapolis 500 is set to get underway in just a number of hours. The "greatest spectacle in racing" has a storied past filled, with the winners of the bi...

 2019-05-26 12:50 

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Raynham man seriously injured in Taunton crash...

TAUNTON, Mass -- A 25-year-old Raynham man was rushed to Rhode Island Hospital with serious injuries after he crashed his car into a utility pole in Taunton early Sunday morning. It happened on Somerset Avenue around 2:30 a.m. NEW: Photos show mangled car...

 2019-05-26 12:24 

Providence Journal

Sunny, summery Sunday high 87 inland, 75 along coast...

Sunny Sunday, with a high near 87 and breezy with gusts as high as 24 mph. Low around 58 overnight.Memorial Day on Monday will be mostly sunny, with a high near 76. sunny, with a high near 87. West wind 8 to 13 mph, with gusts as high as 24 mph....

 2019-05-26 10:29 

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Police: 1 dead in head-on crash in West Warwick...

WEST WARWICK, R.I. (WPRI) -- Police confirm that one person has died following a crash in West Warwick Saturday night. There were six people involved and taken to the hospital, including 2 children after two cars collided on Providence Street. Police have...

 2019-05-26 07:00 

TheWesterlySun.com

WESTERLY 350th ANNIVERSARY PROFILE: Angela Smith...

Name: Angela Smith....

 2019-05-26 06:21 

Providence Journal

Providence Journal Summertime Fund now accepting donations to send kids to camp...

PROVIDENCE — The Providence Journal's Summertime Fund is now accepting donations to send needy Rhode Island children to camp this summer."We are proud to support the Summertime Fund," said Peter Meyer, president and publisher of The Prov...

 2019-05-26 04:15 

TheWesterlySun.com

Senior Docket for May 26...

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 2019-05-26 04:01 

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CRMC skeptical of opponents' concerns about kelp farm off Napatree Point...

WESTERLY — Joseph MacAndrew, who wants to establish a seaweed farm off Napatree Point, says the venture would serve as an example of a low impact, sustainable commercial use of...

 2019-05-26 04:00 

Newport Daily News

In vaping response, schools mull treatment with discipline...

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A glimpse of student athletes in peak physical condition vaping just moments after a competing in a football game led...

 2019-05-26 04:00 

Newport Daily News

R.I. House passes animal-abuse registry...

Anyone convicted of of an animal-abuse crime would be required to send their name, address, birthday and head-shot photo to the attorney general to post...

 2019-05-26 04:00 

Newport Daily News

Bike-share program proposed...

NEWPORT — Carlos Pujol, who leads a New York City company, and his wife spent a weekend in Newport in 2016 and thought it would be a great...

 2019-05-26 04:00 

Newport Daily News

Another tree poisoned in Newport's King Park?...

At least one tree in has been...

 2019-05-26 04:00 

Newport Daily News

Two-vehicle crash in Portsmouth leaves two injured...

Two people were transported to Newport Hospital with minor injuries after a two-vehicle crash at the intersection of East Main Road and Turnpike Avenue...

 2019-05-26 04:00 

Newport Daily News

Sign in King Park meant to raise awareness, funds to replace poisoned trees...
 2019-05-26 04:00 

Newport Daily News

Boat fire causes fuel spill in Jamestown, now 'all contained'...

A 36-foot-long vessel destroyed by fire Saturday morning leaked fuel on Sunday, prompting a response from several agencies....

 2019-05-26 03:44 

TheWesterlySun.com

Cut in herring quota could drive up price of lobster...

PORTLAND, Maine — Fishermen already dealing with a dramatic reduction in the amount of a key bait fish they are allowed to harvest will likely face an additional cut next...

 2019-05-26 03:40 

TheWesterlySun.com

PHOTOS: 2019 Virtu Art Festival in Wilcox Park...

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 2019-05-26 03:30 

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In My Own Shoes: The unknown soldiers live in all of us...

When people visit Washington, D.C., for the first time, they usually have Arlington National Cemetery on their list of must-sees. And when they get there, their two must-sees within the...

 2019-05-26 03:30 

TheWesterlySun.com

Postscripts: The bewildering provenance of Emily Dickinson's auburn locks...

At the end of March, art and collectibles from the estate of J.D. McClatchy, poet, librettist, editor and one of this country's notable man of letters, who lived in Stonington,...

 2019-05-26 03:25 

TheWesterlySun.com

Last Week in the Rhode Island General Assembly...

STATE HOUSE — Here are selected highlights from news and events that took place in the General Assembly last week. All lawmakers named below are Democrats....

 2019-05-26 03:20 

TheWesterlySun.com

Letter: Vote for your community on June 3rd...

Charlestown residents, please come vote for your town budget on Monday June 3rd between 8 a.m. and 8p.m. at the Charlestown Town Hall on Route 2....

 2019-05-26 03:20 

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Letter: Carney not up for the challenge...

During the May meeting of the Charlestown Town Council, I challenged each of the councilors to speak the truth to the residents about a proposed community center and to correct...

 2019-05-26 03:05 

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Six injured in head-on crash in West Warwick...

WEST WARWICK, R.I. (WPRI) -- A head-on crash on Providence Street in West Warwick sent six people, including two children, to the hospital Saturday night. The crash happened around 10 p.m. and shut down a portion of the roadway for at least an hour. A fir...

 2019-05-26 02:02 

Providence Journal

R.I. House passes animal-abuse registry...

Anyone convicted of of an animal-abuse crime would be required to send their name, address, birthday and head-shot photo to the attorney general to post online for at least 15 years, under a bill that passed the Rhode Island House 55 to 16 Thursday. While...

 2019-05-26 01:56 

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Vandals damage headstones at North Providence cemetery...

NORTH PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) -- North Providence police are investigating after several headstones were damaged at the cemetery in Stephen Olney Park. The historic cemetery is the family burial plot of Captain Stephen Olney, who served in the Revoluntion...

 2019-05-26 00:41 

Providence Journal

Traffic stop on Route 95 yields 94 lbs. of pot...

WEST GREENWICH — Rhode Island State Police seized 94 pounds of marijuana and a set of nunchucks in a traffic stop on Route 95 North on Saturday.They arrested two New York men — Junjie Li, 28, of Brooklyn and Zhong Ming Kuang, 49, of Staten Isl...

 2019-05-26 00:00 

TheWesterlySun.com

Mystic Aquarium offers free admission to EBT cardholders...

MYSTIC — Connecticut and Rhode Island Electronic Benefit Transfer cardholders will receive free access to Mystic Aquarium, 55 Coogan Blvd....

 2019-05-25 23:56 

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Weather Now: Showers Early Sunday; Then Mainly Dry Thru Monday...

It seems like it's almost always impossible to get a completely dry 3 day weekend, and this Memorial Day weekend, will not be completely dry. However, the rain we do see will fall mainly at night. Saturday was a gorgeous day. Temperatures in the 70s w...

 2019-05-25 23:21 

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State police seize marijuana, arrest 2 in traffic stop...

EXETER, R.I. (WPRI) -- Rhode Island State Police seized 94 pounds of marijuana during a traffic stop on I-95 North in Exeter Saturday morning. Troopers initially stopped the the vehicle around 11:15 a.m. for a seatbelt violation. The department posted a p...

 2019-05-25 23:11 

Providence Journal

R.I. leaves drivers in dark on expiring registrations...

Car owners who owe back taxes are no longer told that their vehicle's registration will soon expire — and if it does expire, that exposes them to car impoundment if they're pulled over and insurance coverage lapses if they're involved in...

 2019-05-25 22:16 

Providence Journal

Brown to require meal plans for sophomores...

PROVIDENCE — Brown University will require all sophomores to enroll in a meal plan, an extension of last year's requirement that all freshmen do so. The university will also offer meals during spring break to all students on a meal plan, startin...

 2019-05-25 20:39 

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4th Annual Strides for Independence Walk held in Warwick...

WARWICK, R.I. (WPRI) -- It was a beautiful day at Goddard Memorial State Park Saturday morning for West Bay's 4th Annual Strides for Independence 5K and walk. More than one hundred people walked to raise money and awareness to benefit West Bay, a non-...

 2019-05-25 20:18 

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Boat destroyed by fire off Jamestown...

JAMESTOWN, R.I. (WPRI) -- A boat at Conanicut Marina in Jamestown was destroyed by fire late Saturday morning. An Eyewitness News viewer sent in a photo taken from the east side of the island. It shows the black smoke wafting into the air by the Newport P...

 2019-05-25 19:40 

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American Flags placed at R.I. Veterans Cemetery...

EXETER, R.I. (WPRI) -- Hundreds of volunteers were at the Veterans Cemetery in Exeter on Saturday, placing small American Flags into the ground. More than 28,000 flags were placed at grave sites at the cemetery ahead of Memorial Day. On Monday, afternoon ...

 2019-05-25 19:13 

Providence Journal

Barrington school teaches kids to 'think like a farmer'...

"My short mission is kids getting their hands in the dirt," said Farm School co-founder Tim Faulkner....

 2019-05-25 18:29 

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Massachusetts health officials warn of measles exposure...

BOSTON (AP) -- Health officials in Massachusetts say a child has tested positive for measles after visiting a number of locations in the Boston area that could have resulted in exposure to other people. The Massachusetts Department of Public Health confir...

 2019-05-25 18:07 

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Most state beaches in Rhode Island open for the season...

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) -- Most state beaches in Rhode Island are now open. The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management says Saturday is the traditional start of the summer outdoor recreation season. State beaches will be open daily until Labor ...

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