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Coast Guard rescues 2 teenagers near Point Judith

The Coast Guard rescued two 15-year-old boys Saturday after their boat lost power in Harbor of Refuge, located in Point Judith. A commercial towing company called...

Folk Fest Interview: Patterson Hood of Drive-By Truckers

The Drive-By Truckers pull into the Newport Folk Festival Saturday with some great music and a pointed message. The band, originally from Muscle Shoals,...

A Conversation with Martin Earley, Guitarist from The Ballroom Thieves

The story behind The Ballroom Thieves should give any child or adult who has ever dreamed of playing their favorite festival or the "big...

UPDATE: Several Beaches in Rhode Island Reopen After Being Closed Due to High Bacteria...

The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) recommends reopening Third Beach and Peabody's Beach in Middletown, Conimicut Point Beach in Warwick, and Warren Town Beach for...

Six Picks – The Newport Folk Edition

The Newport Folk Festival arrives tomorrow and we’ve got “Six Picks,” our list of bands you just can’t miss at the Festival. Of course,...

Folk Festival Sponsors – Spindrift and Late July Head to Newport

It's late July, and although the temperature outside feels like early November, things are heating up at Late July. That’s because the Boston based...

Live Review: Elvis Costello in Providence – Imperial Bedroom Tour Wraps at PPAC

Elvis Costello offered an inspired, if somewhat uneven show at Providence Performing Arts Center Tuesday night. It was the final stop on his “Imperial...

Tyler’s Two Cents: An Ocean Friendly School

Yesterday was the one month mark of the 2017 summer season.  After an incredibly gloomy June, July has seen spectacular weather and consistent forecasts....

New Hampshire Woman Wins $100,000 on PowerBall Ticket Purchased in Warwick

A woman from Whitefield, New Hampshire, claimed the $100,000 winning PowerBall PowerPlay ticket from the July 12th draw, according to the Rhode Island Lottery. Her...

Poll: Future of the Pawsox in Rhode Island

​The General Assembly failed to address the future of the Pawtucket Red Sox during its most recent session and suggested it might be discussed...

Pat Benatar, Neil Giraldo to Perform at New Outdoor Concert Series in East Providence

Waterfront Productions LLC, based in Newport, Rhode Island, and music promoter, Live Nation, announce that 1980s female rock icon Pat Benatar and her producer-guitarist-husband,...

Interview: Grammy Winning Artist Rhiannon Giddens Coming to Newport Folk and Jazz Festival

Next weekend, Rhiannon Giddens joins a select group of musicians who have played both the Newport Folk and Newport Jazz Festival in the same...

Report: Eelgrass, Other Submerged Vegetation has Decreased 18% Since 2012

Eelgrass is on the decline in Rhode Island waters according to a University of Rhode Island (URI researcher) and new report issued by URI's...

Folk Festival Set to Begin Next Week – Behind the Scenes at Fort Adams

With just a week to go until 10,000 eager folks show up at the gate, Fort Adams State Park is getting all dressed up...

University of Rhode Island’s Big Band Readies for 5th Newport Jazz Festival Appearance, Local...

The University of Rhode Island’s Big Band will play the Newport Jazz Festival for the fifth straight year Aug. 6, but that’s not the only summertime...

Upcoming Waterfront Reggae Festival in East Providence to Feature Freddie McGregor and 10 Hours...

The 8th annual Waterfront Reggae Festival, featuring Freddie McGregor, Anthony B, Junior Kelly, Kabaka Pyramid, Taj Weekes & Adowa and Natural Element, will kick-off...

Six Picks:The Best in Local Music This Week (July 20-July 26)

Six Picks is our weekly column that features some of the best in local music. We’ve got you covered for the next few days...

Governor’s Bay Day to Be Celebrated on July 30th

PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Governor Gina M. Raimondo today visited Roger Wheeler State Beach to sign an Executive Order announcing that the 29th Governor's Bay...

Rhode Island Becomes 9th State to Enact Automatic Voter Registration

Rhode Island is now the ninth state in the country to enact Automatic Voter Registration (AVR). "I promised Rhode Islanders that I would work to...

Rhode Island Fisherman Asks Congress to Modify New England Underwater Marine Monument Designation

NEWPORT, RI - William Palombo of Palombo Fishing Corp. released his personal letter to Secretary Ryan Zinke of the United States Department of the...

WalletHub Study: Rhode Island Is 2017’s State with the 10th Least At-Risk Youth

With about one in eight young Americans today neither working nor in school, exposing them to risk of negative outcomes in adulthood that cost...

Dawn Euer Wins Democratic Primary for Senate District 13 (Newport, Jamestown)

NEWPORT, R.I. -  Dawn Euer has won the Democratic primary election for the Senate District 13 seat previously held by M. Teresa Paiva Weed,...

Federal Delegation Hopes $125K Federal Grant Will Grow Composites Industry, Create Jobs in RI

BRISTOL, R.I. – Senators Jack Reed and Sheldon Whitehouse and Congressmen David Cicilline and Jim Langevin today announced a $125,000 federal grant to develop a...

Rhode Island Treasury Breaks Record for Unclaimed Property Returns

PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Treasurer Seth Magaziner announced today that Rhode Island's Unclaimed Property Division processed a record 10,070 claims in returning more than $12.2 million...

Interview: Zach Tenorio-Miller of Arc Iris – Band to Play Joni Mitchell’s “Blue” This...

There are a handful of rock stars who are commonly identified by their first name – Elvis, Janis, Bob and of course, Joni. Joni Mitchell...

VIDEO: Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk Speaks at National Governors Association Meeting in...

Before wrapping up the 2017 National Governors Association Summer Meeting in Providence today, Tesla and SpaceX Elon Musk was part of a long conversation...