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Providence council president wants landlords to register apartments with the city

The new proposal would create a proactive schedule of inspecting rentals for health and safety issues.


After less than a year on the job, Block Island police chief resigns

Chief John P. Lynch submitted his resignation letter Wednesday, in which he wrote that he was leaving for personal reasons.


New R.I. monument honors Indigenous veterans: ‘It’s here for the next generations’

Native people have the highest per-capita involvement in all branches of the armed forces, serving at five times the national average, according to Silvermoon Mars LaRose, a member of the Narragansett Tribe.

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Rhode Island man sentenced to federal prison for trafficking drugs hidden in children’s toys, Halloween decorations

Nathan Boddie, 38, of Pawtucket, was part of a nationwide drug ring that hid methamphetamine, fentanyl and cocaine inside packages of children's toys, Halloween decorations and Disney items, the US Attorney's office said Wednesday.


Half of Providence students were chronically absent during 2022-2023 school year

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Federal judge dismisses property owners’ lawsuit challenging Rhode Island’s new shore access law

US District Court Judge William E. Smith found that the case brought by the Rhode Island Association of Coastal Taxpayers lacked standing in federal court.


In its first year, calls to 988 Lifeline increase 50 percent in Rhode Island

Rhode Island launched the 988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline in July 2022. From July 2022 through June 2023, the line fielded nearly 6,300 calls, a 58 percent increase.


Home sale prices in Rhode Island jump by double digits as supply remains critically low

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