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The "Conjuring" house, in Burrillville, R.I., is a 3,100 square foot farmhouse and eight-acre property made famous by the movie series that began in 2013.

Rhode Island’s ‘Conjuring’ house sold, with one stipulation: No one can live there year-round

The new owners paid $1.525 million for the Burrillville home — well above the $1.2 million asking price. "I came to visit and thought, ‘I have to have this house,'" Jacqueline Nuñez said.

RI POLITICS
Property owners erect fences and post signs marking their territory on Charlestown Town Beach.

R.I. shore access bill advances in House, but faces Senate inaction

If it became law, it would give people the rights to the shore so long as they’re below a line that’s 6 feet landward from the recognizable high tide line.

THINGS TO DO
Marc Pierre as Puck, left, and Taavon Gamble as Moth in The Gamm's production of "A Midsummer Night's Dream."

Best things to do in R.I. this week: May 27-June 3

You’ll have the best times! This week: “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” at The Gamm, “Rocky Horror Picture Show” at the drive in, “Jersey Boys” at PPAC, and more

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More Recent R.I. Stories


RI POLITICS
Representative Teresa A. Tanzi, lower center, and Vanessa Baker join members of the union representing workers at Rhode Island's two casinos during a State House rally calling for a ban on smoking in those workplaces.

Workers call for banning smoking in R.I. casinos

Although the state banned smoking in most workplaces in 2014, the Lincoln and Tiverton casinos still have smoking areas.

RHODE MAP
Paxlovid is an oral antiviral pill that can be taken at home to help keep high-risk patients from getting so sick that they need to be hospitalized.

R.I. will be the first in the nation to open a test-to-treat COVID-19 clinic

Residents will be able to take a COVID-19 test and immediately see a provider to determine if they’re eligible for a free prescription for Paxlovid.

PODCAST
Representative Leonela Felix, a Pawtucket Democrat

Personal experience prompted Felix to champion automatic expungements

On Rhode Island Report podcast, the Pawtucket Democrat says she knows the consequences of having a criminal record and wanted to ensure the recreational marijuana bill included state-initiated expungement of past possession convictions.

COMMENTARY | Alan Krinsky

Rhode Island should use its budget surplus to reinvest in neglected programs

Instead of cutting taxes, a fiscal policy analyst says lawmakers should reverse spending cuts and support the programs and services that are vital to the well-being, safety, and economic security of hundreds of thousands of Rhode Islanders.

Memorial Day
The boots all have tags attached with a photo, a name, and information about the soldier.

Remember the fallen: Thousands of boots on the ground for Memorial Day in Newport

The Operation Stand Down Rhode Island event at Fort Adams commemorates the members of the U.S. Armed Forces who have died in service to the country, including 29 from Rhode Island.

COLUMN | DAN MCGOWAN
The Rhode Island State House.

Legal weed is nice. Now it’s time for Rhode Island to get serious about guns.

Public sentiment is almost never enough to force the hand of Senate and House leadership in Rhode Island. That should change on guns this year.

RI POLITICS
Rhode Island Governor Daniel J. McKee signs legislation that will legalize recreational marijuana.

As Governor McKee signed the marijuana legalization bill into law, the lawmaker behind the bill called for gun reform

Senator Joshua Miller stepped to the podium to talk about the legislation that he and Representative Scott A. Slater had introduced, amended, and shepherded to passage. But then he went off script. “Stop the prayers,” Miller said. “Gun safety legislation needs action. It’s urgent, overdue, and more impactful.”

GUNS
Gun control advocates and gun rights supporters attend a rally led by student activists at Rhode Island's Statehouse on Thursday, Feb. 13, 2020, in Providence, R.I. They gathered to call for gun reform and mark Friday's two-year anniversary of the deadly mass shooting at Parkland's Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Florida. The rally was held immediately after the state's Democratic governor and attorney general held an event to push state lawmakers to pass a group of bills they think would help curb gun violence.

Rhode Island governor urges support on gun laws

"Too many lives have been tragically cut short by senseless gun violence across our nation – we cannot allow this to continue,” McKee said