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Could Rhode Island conjure a following like Salem, Mass., after ‘Hocus Pocus 2′ filming?

The Ocean State has a paranormal history, and now it has a 'Hocus Pocus 2'-inspired festival in Lincoln. After an invitation-only screening of the movie, Governor Dan McKee told the Globe: "I think that it’s Rhode Island’s time."


RIPTA reduces service amid ‘unprecedented labor shortage’

RIPTA says the service reductions are temporary and riders should see fewer canceled trips because service will be “truer to schedule.” The drivers union says RIPTA added service without adding enough employees.

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What you need to know about North Kingstown High School Coach Aaron Thomas and the ‘fat test’ issue

Former NKHS student-athletes say basketball coach Aaron Thomas had them strip naked so he could conduct “fat tests” near their genitals. Now, the attorney general is investigating. Catch up on the story here, with earlier reporting as well as the latest news from the lawyers, school administrators, parents, and victims


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To celebrate ‘Hocus Pocus 2’ release, book a stay at ‘The Hocus Pocus Cottage’ in Danvers

A new Airbnb listing for a spooky cottage in Danvers will go for $31 to one lucky renter.


Another former student accuses ‘pedo database’ middle school teacher of misconduct, abuse, and harassment

In an email for the boys who kept a log, she thanked them “for standing up for all of the students that didn’t have a voice. You are very brave for taking a stand against something you knew was wrong.”


Ballard’s Beach Resort ordered to remove canopies, tiki bar, stage, other structures by CRMC

In a letter to owner Steven Filippi, the Coastal Resources Management Council ordered the Block Island resort to deconstruct its “unauthorized” temporary structures by Nov. 9.


Warwick sues to recoup $385,000 in payments to firefighters

Lawsuit filed against Warwick firefighters union targets “excess payments” for unused sick time between 2013 and 2018.


Will the third time be the charm for Westerly schools?

There's a ballot question asking voters to approve borrowing $50 million for a new elementary school and make improvements to two other schools.


New ad focuses on abortion rights in R.I. governor’s race

Governor McKee’s new ad said rival Ashley Kalus would “take us backward.” Kalus has said she would not seek to overturn existing state abortion protections, but would not support the Equality in Abortion Coverage Act


Rhode Island business news: September 2022

Regular updates from Rhode Island business leaders and industry experts.

Indigenous chef keeps Wampanoag traditions alive in her kitchen

Chef Sherry Pocknett, owner of Sly Fox Den Too, cooks with sustainably raised, hunted and fished animals at her Charlestown restaurant.