Chief Ruggiero: Enforcement having real impact

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NORTH PROVIDENCE – Chief of Police Alfredo Ruggiero Jr. appears even less inclined to utilize temporary speed humps as an enforcement measure as he reports success with the department’s recent enforcement measures. Ruggiero said that since the Community Police Unit has been in full operation since... more

Area trails will receive grant-funded upgrades

SMITHFIELD – Hikers will enjoy more educational kiosks and trail markings at several trails in Smithfield thanks to a $33,500 grant from the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Protection, says Land Trust Chairman Paul Harrison. Similar grant-funded improvements are also planned in Scituate,... more

Face mask debate heating up as September approaches

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With more than a month to go until the official start of school, local districts are already grappling with whether or not students... more

Quinnville residents: Whipple-Cullen flooding caused huge damage

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LINCOLN – John Zachary Fenner said his father often made the offhand comment that if the Whipple-Cullen farmland was ever developed... more

Board sets meeting on incidents at three establishments

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PAWTUCKET – July was a new month but the same story in downtown Pawtucket and surrounding area, where police say late-night... more