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Six Picks: The Best in Local Music This Week(June 22-June 28)

It’s the first weekend of summer and it’s time to rock out on “Six Picks,” our weekly column highlighting some of the best music...

Schemers Coming to Parlour in Providence for Benefit Show Saturday

Legendary RI rockers The Schemers are playing a benefit show this weekend at the Parlour on North Main Street in Providence. The Saturday June...

A Conversation with Christian McBride, Artistic Director of Newport Jazz Festival (Part 2)

George Wein calls it artistry – that something special that sets musicians apart – that ingredient that Wein would look for when booking an...

Rhode Island is 2017’s 2nd Worst State for Summer Road Trips, Says WalletHub Study

With 79 percent of summer travelers driving to their destination and this summer possibly being the cheapest for gas since 2005, the personal-finance website...

Concert Review: Joan Osborne Charms With the Dylan Songbook

Joan Osborne was clicking on all cylinders Friday night at the cozy Greenwich Odeum as she waltzed through a set Bob Dylan covers in...

A Conversation with Christian McBride, Artistic Director of the Newport Jazz Festival (Part 1)

It was more than 25 years ago that Christian McBride played his first Newport Jazz Festival. Now, five Grammys later and considered among the...

Carcass of 31-Foot Humpback Whale Washes Ashore in Jamestown

A dead whale was spotted floating off of Brenton Reef and later onshore at Beavertail State Park on Friday. The whale, which was photographed floating...

Elon Musk Will Speak at National Governors Association Summer Meeting in Rhode Island

Incoming National Governors Association (NGA) Chair Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval today announced via a press release that Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla and SpaceX,...

Rhode Island Officials Will Kick off First Day of Service for Providence to Newport...

The Rhode Island Commerce Corporation, the Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT), and Seastreak invite the public to the first day of ferry service...

Six Picks: The Best in Local Music This Week(June 15-June 21)

Welcome to a (mainly) classic rock weekend on “Six Picks,” our weekly column highlighting Rhode Island’s best music. This week, we’ve got the original...

Scituate Schools Ordered to Shelter in Place After Threat on Wednesday

Students, teachers, and staff at the Scituate High School and Middle School facility were instructed to shelter in place around 9:30 a.m. today while...

South County Health in serious discussions with Yale New Haven Health System

South County Health is the last independent hospital standing in Rhode Island – but maybe not for long. In serious discussions with Yale New Haven...

Jazz Singer and Broadway Sensation Leslie Odom, Jr. Will Make Newport Jazz Festival Debut...

After winning awards and critical acclaim in the Broadway smash hit Hamilton: An American Musical, Leslie Odom, Jr.could have done anything. Doors opened, opportunities arose,...

42 Coworkers claim $1 Million Winning Powerball Ticket Sold in Rhode Island

A group of forty-two employees from Taco Inc., Fall River, Massachusetts, claimed the $1,000,000 winning Powerball® ticket sold in Rhode Island for Wednesday night's...

Rhode Island Is 2017’s 6th Best State for Working Dads, According to WalletHub Study

With Father’s Day approaching and nearly 93 percent of dads with young kids working today, the personal-finance website WalletHub today released its report on...

Jazz Great Diana Krall Coming to PPAC June 18th

Multiple Grammy Award-winning jazz pianist and world-renowned singer Diana Krall, will return to the Providence Performing Arts Center on Sunday, June 18. The concert is...

2017 Clean Energy Jobs Report: RI clean energy jobs see 66 percent growth since...

Governor Gina Raimondo announced yesterday that Rhode Island continues to show impressive job growth in the clean energy sector, as detailed in the 2017...

Kim Ripoli Will Run as an Independent in Race For District 13 Senate Seat

The race to replace Teresa Paiva Weed's seat in the Senate continues to grow. Kim Ripoli, a retired Navy Veteran and former Associate Director of...

$1 Million Powerball Ticket Sold in Rhode Island

A $1 million winning PowerBall ticket was sold in Rhode Island for last night's drawing. The winning ticket matched all five numbers but not...

Memorial Day to Labor Day is ‘100 Deadliest Days’ of Summer for Young Drivers,...

Memorial Day to Labor Day is unofficially known as the "100 Days of Summer." But, according to AAA, it is also the "100 deadliest...

Charitable Bike Ride Will Cause Temporarily Lane Closures on Newport and Jamestown Bridges on...

The Rhode Island Turnpike and Bridge Authority (RITBA) has provided the following advisory for the Newport Pell and Jamestown Verrazzano Bridges. Due to the...

Six Picks: The Best in Local Music This Week(June 8-June 15)

A couple of young bands with a lot of talent and a little distortion make the cut this week in “Six Picks,” our new...

Silvestri Resigns as President and Councilman in Westerly

With a mounting workload and deadlines fast approaching, the Westerly Town Council was shocked on Monday when its president and second term Councilman James...

Rhode Island Is 2017’s 8th Safest State in America, According to WalletHub

With the highest share of Americans since 2008 citing personal safety as a significant source of stress today, according to a recent APA survey,...

Tyler’s Two Cents: The Last Straw

Last March, Newport became the second community in Rhode Island to ban single-use plastic carryout bags. This initiative was well-received by the community and...

Six to be Inducted into Rhode Island Criminal Justice Hall of Fame on Tuesday,...

Six law enforcement professionals will be honored at the 2017 Rhode Island Criminal Justice Hall of Fame induction ceremony on Tuesday, June 13, 2017...