Happy Baskets sees community rally way beyond expectations

CUMBERLAND – The Cumberland Happy Basket Program’s food collection effort over the past two months “has been way beyond what we expected,” says John Johnson, particularly after a slow first three-quarters of the year. Johnson said he began getting “nonstop calls and people I never met before... more

Community rallies to support families displaced by Main Street fire

BLACKSTONE – Carolanne Barche said she hadn’t fallen asleep yet when she heard the first sounds of fire in her Main Street apartment building in the early morning hours last Thursday, Nov. 19. Barche, who lived in the first floor apartment with her husband and 14-year-old son, was up late watching... more

Event portion of Winter Wonderland off, but lights will go on

PAWTUCKET – After some early doubts and significant behind-the-scenes legwork, organizers of Pawtucket Winter Wonderland say they... more

Smithfield second most affordable community for renters

SMITHFIELD – This town is the second most affordable in Rhode Island to rent a two-bedroom apartment, though renting and purchasing... more

Land Trust favors creating kayak launch at new riverfront property

Addition of dog park being researched
NORTH PROVIDENCE – Members of the North Providence Land Trust, who met last week to discuss ideas for the recently purchased... more