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Confusion over new bridge’s rotary will ease, R.I. DOT director says

Rhode Island’s congressional delegation joined local officials in marking the opening of the new $84.4 million Henderson Bridge spanning the Seekonk River between Providence and East Providence.

Around New England with Kevin Cullen

In Vermont, a Thanksgiving tradition and time shared by lifelong friends ruined by gunfire

Ever since he enrolled at Brown University, Hisham Awartani has spent every Thanksgiving with relatives in Vermont. After a gunman shot him and two of his friends as they walked on a Burlington sidewalk, he and his family are just thankful he’s alive.


Johnston police officer returns fire after chase into Providence

The officer had pursued two people in a van, who left the vehicle and fled on foot. When one opened fire at the officer, he returned fire, according to Johnston police.


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Providence City Council can intervene in controversial tax breaks for wealthy developer, judge rules

The city council will now attempt to overturn the 30-year tax deal granted by previous city leaders to Arnold “Buff” Chace and his 10 downtown properties.


An intriguing new charter school proposal

The R.I. Medical Society wants to open a school to prepare marginalized 7th and 8th graders - and eventually high schoolers - for careers in medicine.


After 20 years in and out of prison, a degree gave him a second chance. Now he’s helping others do the same.

James Monteiro is the founder of the Reentry Campus Program, which helps incarcerated people finish post-secondary education and certification programs.

Three Palestinian college students shot while visiting Burlington, Vt., according to police

All three are 20-year-old men, who attend Brown University, Trinity College, and Haverford College, according to the schools.


Can Providence’s Demetrius Andrade put himself on the fast-track to a fight vs. Canelo Alvarez?

”I’m excited for this bout,” said Andrade, who will face David Benavidez on Saturday in Las Vegas in a super middleweight fight for Benavidez’s interim WBC title.


🥊 The biggest fight of Boo Boo Andrade’s career

Andrade, 32-0, takes on David Benavidez, 26-0, in Las Vegas, with an opportunity to carve his own path to the elusive showdown with Canelo Alvarez.

Globe Magazine

30 tiny, perfect things about winter in New England

Globe staffers and other writers share the special places and experiences that keep them cozy — and make the cold months worth savoring.


Best things to do in Rhode Island this week: Nov. 24-Dec. 1

This week: Paddling reindeer, a glowing zoo, circus acts, hot chocolate bar, farm animals, and more!