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Majority of R.I. residents say cost of living is becoming harder to afford, according to survey

The availability of affordable housing, services for children, access to health care and food security, and jobs were among the key issues, according to the 2023 Rhode Island Life Index.


Victim in unsolved 1980s homicide case identified as R.I. man using DNA evidence

Keith Olson, formerly of Cranston, R.I., was 27 years old when he went missing in 1981.


The race for Rhode Island attorney general is already taking shape

The race to succeed AG Peter Neronha, who is term-limited, is already taking shape, with three Democrats telling supporters they're interested in the job.

The sailboat, the skateboarder, and the shipwreck Gloucester was left to clean up

“We’ll never see this guy again,” said T.J. Ciarametaro, the Gloucester harbormaster, after the wreck.

He lived a frugal life. Then he left millions to his N.H. town.

Geoffrey Holt, the caretaker of a mobile home park in Hinsdale, N.H., did little to stand out and mostly kept to himself.

No clues, no suspects, no trace. But thanks to a retired police investigator, an unsolved Cranston case won’t be forgotten.

A retired investigator who specializes in missing persons cases is captivated by the disappearance of a teenage boy more than 70 years ago. She worked to bring him home — and revived his memory.


Four pop-up restaurants worth checking out in Rhode Island in December 2023

A ticketed dinner serving small plates, a bar takeover from a Boston sake expert, smash burgers, and more.

Alleged Boston gang member pleads guilty to gun charge after posting videos on Snapchat

Trevon Bell, 27, of Boston and Lynn, a member of the Heath Street gang, was under house arrest for three state gun charges when officials discovered he had posted videos of him possessing guns on social media, the US Attorney's office said Tuesday.