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  1. Church assault victims speak out after Bishop Tobin holds day of prayerRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Sep 15 | WLNE-TV Providence

    Church sex abuse victims are speaking out after Bishop Tobin held a day of prayer Friday as a response to recent clergy abuse findings in Pennsylvania. A grand jury found hundreds of priests there sexually abused children.

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  2. Last South County boil water advisory liftedRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Sep 10 | WLNE-TV Providence

    The fifth and final boil water advisory placed on water systems in Narragansett and Rhode Island was lifted Monday, according to the Rhode Island Department of Health The boil water advisory has been lifted for the Narragansett- North End water system, which tested positive for coliform bacteria last Wednesday and Friday. The advisory has been lifted following three consecutive days of t... NARRAGANSETT, R.I. -- The fifth and final boil water advisory placed on water systems in Narragansett and Rhode Island was lifted Monday, according to the Rhode Island Department of Health .

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  3. Boil water advisory lifted for most in Narragansett, South KingstownRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Sep 8 | WLNE-TV Providence

    A boil water advisory that's been in place for more than a week in parts of Narragansett and South Kingstown has been lifted for most of those customers. Customers in Narragansett's North End water system should continue to boil their water.

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  4. Democratic candidates for Governor spar ahead of primaryRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Sep 7 | WLNE-TV Providence

    Democratic candidate for Governor Matt Brown is pounding the pavement this weekend--walking from Woonsocket to Narragansett ahead of Wednesday's primary. "It's a chance for me to talk to thousands of Rhode Islanders in the final days here about the issues that are most important to them," said Brown.

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  5. Good Samaritan helps police in river chaseRead the original story

    Aug 20, 2018 | WLNE-TV Providence

    A Rhode Island man says he went from enjoying his morning coffee to assisting in a police chase in a river. Marc Lamson noticed several officers and a police dog on his dock in Narragansett on Sunday morning and offered to help.

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  6. Narragansett Police investigating bank robberyRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 18, 2018 | WLNE-TV Providence

    According to Narragansett Police, officers responded to the Washington Trust Bank located at 885 Boston Neck Road for reports of a bank robbery.

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  7. Police officer accused of going easy on lawmaker's sisterRead the original story

    Aug 13, 2018 | WLNE-TV Providence

    A Rhode Island police officer is receiving criticism from people who say he showed preferential treatment to the sister of a U.S. congressman. The encounter was broadcast live on an episode of A&E's "Live PD."

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  8. Police identify victim in fatal Narragansett motorcycle crashRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 10, 2018 | WLNE-TV Providence

    Narragansett Police said Brad DiSalvo, 22, of South Kingstown, was pronounced dead following a motorcycle crash on Boston Neck Road around 3:00 p.m. Thursday. The circumstances leading to the cause of the crash are under investigation.

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  9. More Read the original story w/Photo

    Jul 27, 2018 | WLNE-TV Providence

    If your summer plans include taking a dip in a local ocean, lake or pond, you may first want to make sure the water is safe for swimming. High bacteria counts have already led to a number of Rhode Island beach closures and it seems like more are added every day.

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  10. CCRI plans events to talk about the school and free tuitionRead the original story

    Jul 21, 2018 | WLNE-TV Providence

    Recruiters from the Community College of Rhode Island are traveling the state to answer questions about the school and its free tuition program. Recruiters plan to be in Woonsocket, Pawtucket and Providence Monday and in Newport Narragansett and Westerly Tuesday.

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  11. Independent candidate fights to keep huge campaign sign upRead the original story

    Jul 20, 2018 | WLNE-TV Providence

    An independent candidate for governor of Rhode Island is fighting to keep up a giant campaign sign a town wants taken down. Narragansett officials say Joe Trillo's 192-square-foot sign violates local zoning laws, but Trillo denied the alleged violation at court Wednesday.

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  12. Gov. Raimondo signs executive order to "tackle plastics"Read the original story w/Photo

    Jul 16, 2018 | WLNE-TV Providence

    Governor Gina Raimondo signed an executive order Monday that establishes the formation of a Task Force designed to advise the state on issues related to eradicating plastic waste and pollution. The order, which the Governor signed from Scarborough Beach in Narragansett, claimed that the necessity of the law derived from the contribution of plastic to ecosystem damage, climate change, and litter problems.

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  13. Rhode Island governor to hold office hours at the beachRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 14, 2018 | WLNE-TV Providence

    Democratic Gov. Gina Raimondo will hold the first event Monday at Scarborough State Beach in Narragansett. She'll be joined by members of her Office of Constituent While there, she plans to sign an executive order to reduce reliance on single-use plastics that can end up in Rhode Island's waters.

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  14. Hurricane Chris Increasing Rip Current RiskRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 11, 2018 | WLNE-TV Providence

    NARRAGANSETT, R.I. The surfers are out in full force as waves from Hurricane Chris crash along the coast. Dylan Latham, a surfer from Matunuck, says, "Everything on the east side, which is the lighthouse and up this way, it's going to be a little blown out today just because the winds are out of the northeast.

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  15. Several rescued after falling into waters off Rhode IslandRead the original story

    Jul 5, 2018 | WLNE-TV Providence

    Nine people including several children had to be rescued after their boat hit a wake and most of them were thrown overboard off the coast of Rhode Island. Authorities say the Boston Whaler hit the wake of a passing Block Island Ferry at an excessive speed at about noon Wednesday.

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  16. R.I. Attorney General Kilmartin files lawsuit against 21 global Fossil Fuel companiesRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 2, 2018 | WLNE-TV Providence

    PROVIDENCE, R.I. At Rhode Island's iconic Narragansett Sea Wall on Monday, Rhode Island Attorney General Peter Kilmartin publicly filed a lawsuit against 21 Fossil Fuel companies for their contribution to climate change and its consequences on the state. According to Kilmartin, the complaint is intended to hold companies involved in the production of climate-impacting products accountable for the damage done to Rhode Island citizens, businesses, infrastructure, and ecosystems as a result of climate change.

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  17. Piping plover chicks hatch in NarragansettRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 12, 2018 | WLNE-TV Providence

    People heading to Roger Wheeler State Beach in Narragansett this week will have to pay extra special attention to where they walk and park, as the beach has some vulnerable visitors. "Plovers are shorebirds and they have short bills and go along and do surface feeding just below the sands surface," explained biologist, Jennifer White, of the US Fish and Wildlife Service.

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  18. More Read the original story

    May 25, 2018 | WLNE-TV Providence

    The Department of Environmental Management announced Friday that about 46 acres of Bluff Hill Cove between Great Island and the Narragansett shoreline are closed to shellfishing because of unacceptably high bacteria levels. The agency is working with the town of Narragansett to identify and resolve the causes of this closure.

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  19. Narragansett Lifeguard's Environmentally Friendly Sunscreen Company Takes OffRead the original story w/Photo

    May 24, 2018 | WLNE-TV Providence

    It's that time of year: sunscreen season. That's something Rhode Island native Brian Guadagno has spent years thinking about.

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  20. Herring's role in ocean food web could change fishing rulesRead the original story

    May 10, 2018 | WLNE-TV Providence

    Changes could be coming to the harvest of a small fish that supports one of the largest fisheries on the East Coast. Federal fishing managers have debated changes to the harvest of Atlantic herring in recent years, and the potential new rules are headed for public comment this month and next.

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