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SMITHFIELD - Faial Restaurant and Lounge, which closed without notice Thursday, is reopening under new ownership tonight, June 26. Owner Joe Faria was not available to comment but a Facebook posting... more
PROVIDENCE – Legislation designating the American burying beetle at Rhode Island’s official state insect, a bill initiated by 3rd-graders at St. Michael’s Country Day School in Newport, has passed... more
NORTH SMITHFIELD – A car stolen out of a driveway in North Smithfield was used in a reported attempt to hit Worcester police officers, leading to the shooting of the driver. The car, a silver 2005... more
Pawtucket police are searching for Laquar Harris, a 19-year-old city resident, after he allegedly stole a vehicle and then took off running when they stopped him. Police have a warrant for his arrest... more
A Pawtucket man faces charges for allegedly trying to cash a fraudulent $48,000 check at a Wells Fargo bank in Connecticut, according to a report in The Journal Inquirer newspaper. Howard Jones, 53,... more
WOONSOCKET – Fitch Ratings has upgraded the long-term credit rating of the city of Woonsocket to BB- with a positive outlook. According to the Fitch Report, the upgrade reflects stabilized finances... more
PROVIDENCE - House Speaker Nicholas Mattiello and Governor Gina Raimondo hosted a bill signing ceremony Monday to mark the passage of legislation to raise Rhode Island's minimum hourly wage from $9... more
WOONSOCKET - Police are investigating a second shooting in two days in Woonsocket. The latest victim, shot around 2:30 a.m. on Gaulin Avenue, was taken to the Rhode Island Hospital Trauma Center... more