Police call for emergency powers after stabbing shuts down bar

WOONSOCKET – A double stabbing in a local bar last month has city officials reassessing their authority over liquor licenses and the businesses that hold them. On Nov. 6, Jaragua Lounge owner Francisco Mendez agreed to voluntarily terminate his liquor license after a stabbing on the property led to... more

Who was Eddie Dowling? Niece shares memories of local legend

LINCOLN – A stretch of Route 146 in Lincoln bears the name “Eddie Dowling Highway,” while a shopping center in North Smithfield is called “Dowling Village,” but who in the world was Eddie Dowling? To most, Dowling was a small-town boy from Lincoln who made it big as an actor, screenwriter, Pulitzer... more

New LED streetlights projected to save town millions

Smithfield joining Lincoln and Woonsocket for bulk pricing
SMITHFIELD – This town can potentially save millions of dollars under a proposed new LED street lighting conversion and can save on... more

Officials dig for answers on mortgage payments

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CUMBERLAND – Town officials say they made no changes to the way tax bills were delivered this year and say their actions had nothing... more