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Del’s Lemonade replenishes newly released apple cider flavor

The new flavor has been so popular, many locations sold out.

Fire damages two homes in Mattapan

The fire spread to the home next door, displacing six adults and seven children. They all got out of the house safely, fire officials said.


Providence’s beloved Riffraff bookstore and bar have new owners that plan on keeping it just the same

Just three months after it hit the market for $250,000, the ever-popular RiffRaff Bookstore and Bar in Providence’s West End neighborhood has been purchased by Ottavia De Luca and Lucas Mann.


Professor of banned books warns: It’s ‘dangerous’ not to read

Literary fiction offers an essential source of empathy, Franklin Pierce University professor Donna M. Decker notes as Banned Book Week begins.


Rhode Island’s role in ousting (or keeping) Speaker McCarthy

House Democrats -- including Representative Seth Magaziner -- will play a major role in deciding whether GOP Speaker Kevin McCarthy keeps his leadership post.


RISD joins effort started by King Charles to put climate, people at center of business

The Rhode Island School of Design has joined the Terra Carta Design Lab, which provides a practical roadmap toward a more sustainable future for people and the planet.

Woman, 29, found dead on shore of Merrimack River in New Hampshire in ‘possible drowning’

At around noon, a homeowner reported finding the body of a woman later identified as Ashlee Krauss, of Manchester, officials said.

Statewide ‘read-ins’ highlight attempts to censor books in schools, libraries

Libraries across the commonwealth are inviting community members to read challenged books in public as part of a statewide “Let Freedom Read” series. More than 70 such events are being planned across the state this week.