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US & Canada · Rhode Island

Rhode Island governor to sign measure legalizing marijuana

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Gov. Dan McKee scheduled a bill signing ceremony at the State House for Wednesday afternoon. It will legalize the sale and possession of up to 1 ounce of cannabis for adults, ages 21 and older. The start date for recreational sales was pushed from Oct. 1 to Dec. 1 during the legislative process. Thirty-three cannabis retailers will be allowed in Rhode Island.See the Story
Saugerties · Saugerties

Saugerties man arrested on harassment charge

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Thomas L. Pierog, 64, of Saugerties, was arrested on a charge of second-degree harassment. Police say their investigation determined that during the disput, Pierog threatened to shoot the victim. The incident occurred on Burt Street in the Village of Suggerties.See the Story
Finance

Valley set to observe Memorial Day

The Warwick Memorial Day observance will begin at 10 a.m. Monday at Veterans Park outside Warwick Veterans Middle School. The general public is invited to bring their old or tattered U.S. flags to be retired as part of the Memorial Day service. Prayers are offered and a solemn musket volley is fired.See the Story
Warwick, Rhode Island · Warwick

Warwick principal resigns following recent incident

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Ron Celio was principal at Wyman Elementary for 10 years. He was placed on administrative leave on April 8. Warwick Public Schools has reported the incident to the state and federal governments. Celio said he acted in good faith and followed all applicable protocols and procedures he decided to resign to allow everyone to move forward.See the Story
Warwick, Rhode Island · Warwick

Rear-End Crash Results in DUI Arrest

WARWICK, RI — Warwick Police arrested a 27-year-old West Warwick driver June 6 at 9:35 p.m. after he rear-ended a car on Cowesett Road. Officer Connor Bemis met with officers […]See the Story
Warwick, Rhode Island · Warwick

RIDOH Closes Oakland Beach, Conimicut Beach

The RIDOH has closed Oakland Beach and Conimicut Beach for swimming due to high bacteria levels. The department has also closed Barrington Town Beach. Beach closures are based on the concentration of Enterocci bacteria in beach water samples. To check the status of beaches, use the Beach Viewer map.See the Story
Warwick, Rhode Island · Warwick

Woman Charged for Selling 'Toxic Vapors'

WARWICK, RI — Warwick Police charged a 47-year-old Pawtucket woman with selling toxic vapors after answering a report at Staples, 1276 Bald Hill Road of someone “huffing” in their car. […]See the Story
Providence, Rhode Island · Providence

Toxic Blue-Green Algae In Tiogue, Roger Williams Park Waters

Cyanobacteria, also known as blue-green algae, produce toxins that are hazardous to humans and animals. People should be careful not to ingest water or eat fish from the ponds. All recreation, including fishing, boating, and kayaking, should be avoided. The advisory will remain in effect until further notice.See the Story
Warwick, Rhode Island · Warwick

Airport Connector Paving, Closures Begin July 5

WARWICK, RI — Plan travel near the Airport wisely – starting Tuesday, July 5, Airport Connector paving will require periodic ramp closures. Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) will begin […]See the Story
Warwick, Rhode Island · Warwick

Pawtuxet River Authority: Howard Conservation Area Sights

The Pawtuxet River Authority and Watershed Council kicked off its all-summer 50th anniversary celebration May 10. Part of the May tour focused on invasive species that are making life (both for the conservationists and literal wildlife) difficult at the Howard Conservation Area. The tour was the first event in the celebratory Take Five celebration.See the Story
Ri · Ri

Footloose 'Cuts Loose' at Theatre By the Sea

Based on the smash 1980s film starring Kevin Bacon, the show is an infectious, high-energy blast of summertime fun. Director Bob Richard (West Side Story) has crafted a fast-paced show with energetic dance scenes. Footloose runs through July 16 at Theatre By the Sea, 364 Cards Pond Road, Wakefield.See the Story
Warwick, Rhode Island · Warwick

WPD Collect High-Speed Fugitive from Providence Court

Neftali Negron, 34, of 61 Daniel St., Apt. Fl 2, Pawtucket, RI, had just been arraigned on a charge by the RI State Police for leaving the scene of a crash resulting in damage and obstructing an officer. Warwick Police obtained a warrant for Negron as a high-speed fugitive.See the Story

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