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  1. Fishing boat, yacht collide off Rhode IslandRead the original story w/Photo

    37 min ago | WWSB

    Authorities are investigating after a 100-foot fishing excursion boat and a 70-foot yacht collided on Block Island Sound off Rhode Island. A U.S. Coast Guard spokesman tells The Providence Journal that both boats were damaged above the water line on Monday.

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  2. Fishing Boat, Yacht Collide off Rhode Island4 minutes agoRead the original story

    1 hr ago | ABC News

    Authorities are investigating after a 100-foot fishing excursion boat and a 70-foot yacht collided on Block Island Sound off Rhode Island . A U.S. Coast Guard spokesman tells The Providence Journal that both boats were damaged above the water line on Monday.

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  3. Sports | 2nd Race The State Set for August 7, 2016Read the original story w/Photo

    5 hrs ago | Go Local

    ... will start in Tiverton and competitors will travel 53 miles through the state and finish on the Connecticut/Rhode Island border in Westerly. Also new for 2016 is a new stand up paddle course, which is 1 mile across the Sakonnet River from Fogland ...

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  4. Politics | EXCLUSIVE: Carnevale to Face Challenge From Community Activist in ProvidenceRead the original story w/Photo

    5 hrs ago | Go Local

    Embattled Rhode Island House Finance Vice-Chair John Carnevale will be facing a primary challenge this election season by long-time community activist Lisa Scorpio. A Providence School Department administrative Executive Assistant and recent Leadership RI alum, Scorpio is looking to beat Carnevale in District 13, running as a Progressive Democrat.

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  5. Rhode Island congressman to launch re-election campaignRead the original story

    7 hrs ago | WLNE-TV Providence

    The Rhode Island Democrat is scheduled to file his Declaration of Candidacy on Tuesday at the Rhode Island Secretary of State Elections Division in Providence. Langevin is pursuing a ninth term.

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  6. New, lower rates announced for parking at state beachesRead the original story w/Photo

    10 hrs ago | The Day

    To continue reading up to 10 premium articles, you must register , or sign up and take advantage of this exclusive offer: PROVIDENCE, R.I. - New, lower rates for parking at Rhode Island's state beaches are set to go into effect this week, after the season rates were recently halved. The Westerly Sun reports residents who purchased a season pass after May 17 will receive a credit in the form of a gift certificate that can be used to buy a future season pass.

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  7. Pope Calls for Tolerance, Loving Gestures, in Final MassRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 27, 2015 | NBC Bay Area

    ... "I wanted to be part of history," said Isaac, who was wearing a U.S. Army hat. "I came all the way from Rhode Island without tickets. Within two hours I had four. I think God is a miracle and a feast." On his way to Sunday Mass on the Ben Franklin ...

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  8. Politics | Riley: Brexit Slams RI Pension FundsRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 17, 2011 | Go Local

    ... reported $351million. The state appears to have lost $200 million in June alone. Repairing the State of Rhode Island Pension fund status, after the last 18 months of Seth Magaziner's reign, will be a huge task. With 3 days left in Fiscal Year 2016, ...

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  9. More Rhode Islanders Treating Their Yards For MosquitoesRead the original story w/Photo

    13 hrs ago | WLNE-TV Providence

    Pest exterminators were out Monday, treating lawns in Rhode Island. Nicole Bourque has her yard treated each year, but says after hearing about the Zika virus, she feels it is particularly important to rid her families yard of Mosquitoes.

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  10. Politics | Founder of RI Alliance for Vaccine Choice to Challenge...Read the original story w/Photo

    14 hrs ago | Go Local

    Republican Shawna Lawton who heads RI Alliance for Vaccine Choice and is a sales and marketing professional, today announces her candidacy for R.I. House Representative in District 15. Presently, the seat is held by Speaker Nick Mattiello. She will face a GOP primary against Boston lawyer and Projo columnist Steve Frias.

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  11. Providence-to-Newport ferry set to make its debut this weekRead the original story

    17 hrs ago | WLNE-TV Providence

    Transportation officials in Rhode Island are moving forward with plans for a new Providence-to-Newport ferry service expected to make its debut this week. Department of Transportation Director Peter Alviti tells the Providence Journal that the state has reached a tentative agreement with New Jersey-based Seastreak LLC to operate the 149-passenger ferry.

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  12. Native Rhode Islander Elizabeth Beisel grabs 3-time U.S. Olympic Swim Team SpotRead the original story w/Photo

    18 hrs ago | Examiner.com

    Rhode Island's own, Elizabeth Beisel clinched her ride to Rio for the 2016 Olympic Games on Sunday night when she swam a 4:36.81 in the 400 meter Individual Medley, garnering second place to Stanford's Maya DiRado. Beisel's showing in the medley ensured the 23 year-old swimmer from North Kingstown a return spot as a veteran of the U.S. Olympic Swim Team.

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  13. RI requires sex traffickers to register as sex offendersRead the original story

    19 hrs ago | WLNE-TV Providence

    ... ities safer. The General Assembly says that at least 30 people have been charged with sex trafficking crimes in Rhode Island by state or federal authorities in the past two years.

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  14. Rhode Island launches new campaign to combat opioid abuseRead the original story w/Photo

    20 hrs ago | Valley Morning Star

    The state Department of Health says the drug overdose crisis has claimed more than 1,000 lives in the past five years.

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  15. WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff providing design for Rhode Island bridgesRead the original story w/Photo

    22 hrs ago | CE News

    Providence, R.I. - The Rhode Island Turnpike and Bridge Authority awarded three on-call professional service contracts to WSP Parsons Brinckerhoff may be requested to prepare construction documents for repairs and rehabilitation of the Newport/Pell Bridge, Jamestown Bridge, Sakonnet River Bridge, and Mount Hope Bridge. The firm's work will include structural integrity inspections of the Newport and Jamestown bridges as well as steel repairs and painting, partial deck replacement and cable inspection for the Newport/Pell Bridge and miscellaneous repairs to the Jamestown Bridge.

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  16. News | NEW: Providence Mob Boss DeLuca Arrested by FBI in FloridaRead the original story w/Photo

    22 hrs ago | Go Local

    DeLuca was charged with one count of obstruction of justice and two counts of making false statements in connection with the disappearance and death of club owner Stephen DiSarro. "The only thing I can tell you it's a Massachusetts case," said Jim Martin with the U.S. Attorney's Office in Rhode Island on Monday morning.

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  17. Politics | NEW: DeSimone to Face Challenge from Providence Teacher Ranglin-VassellRead the original story w/Photo

    22 hrs ago | Go Local

    ... and that's why I am in this race." has a bachelor of science degree in community health education from Rhode Island College and a master's in special education from Providence College. She is a "Woman of Acievement" award-winner from the YWCA for ...

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  18. Kenlin Properties LLC v. City of East ProvidenceRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jun 23 | FindLaw

    ... When the application for a use variance was originally filed in January 1998, Pond View was registered with the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) as a processing facility. The then owner and the proposed lessee of the ...

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  19. Politics | Moore: Raimondo Let Insider Politics Kill Bill to Protect WomenRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Go Local

    When Gina Raimondo first announced she'd run for Governor back in 2014, she promised to do what was right for Rhode Island "no matter how fierce the opposition from special interests and political insiders." You've got to hand it to her, it sounded great.

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  20. Officials: Wildfire risk in caterpillar-affected areas in southern New EnglandRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | The Day

    To continue reading up to 10 premium articles, you must register , or sign up and take advantage of this exclusive offer: PROVIDENCE, R.I. - A bumper crop of caterpillars that's been munching through leaves around southern New England is now being blamed for heightened risk of wildfire. Rhode Island environmental officials say high temperatures and dry weather conditions mean residents should use extra caution near forested areas that have been defoliated due to the high number of gypsy moth caterpillars this year.

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