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It’s Fall River v. New Bedford in a monthlong Portuguese pastry throwdown

The sister cities are engaging in a friendly food fight to see which spot has the best egg tart.


Providence’s most-endangered properties for 2023

In addition to the usual suspects, the Providence Preservation Society has the entire Providence public school system on its list.


A new branch of Plant CityX to open at Bryant University. But there’s a twist.

The university has partnered with Providence-based vegan food hall and marketplace Plant City to open a fast-food location in a residence hall on its Smithfield campus.

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More Recent R.I. Stories


Candlelight vigil for Tyre Nichols draws hundreds who push for stop to police brutality

“We all have to be part of the change,” said Sylvia Carey-Butler, a Providence resident.


Lima says Shekarchi is replacing her as deputy speaker of R.I. House

The Cranston Democrat said “some of the progressives” disliked her contrary viewpoints and criticism. “They want to shut you up and cancel you. That’s the new cancel culture.”

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Rhode Island political news: January 2023

Regular updates about Rhode Island politics and political leaders.


It’s Crowne Plaza Month for Rhode Island Democrats

Warwick was the center of the political universe for the final full week of January, as three top state leaders kicked off fund-raising season.


Retail therapy: New niche stores offer great grocery options

Independent markets and restaurants with packaged foods are staying popular even during the time of inflation.


A R.I. startup diverts 1 ton of waste each month from landfills. They’re trying to get businesses to do the same.

Tess Feigenbaum co-founded Epic Renewal, which looks to provide low-cost composting services for homes, businesses, and events.

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North Kingstown man pleads guilty in Jan. 6 insurrection

Bernard Joseph Sirr, 47, pleaded guilty in the District of Columbia to a felony charge of interference with officers during a civil disorder, the US Attorney’s office announced.


R.I. Democratic Women’s Caucus elects the Rev. Donnie Anderson as chair

“I hope the message is: Trans women are women, and we just want to function like every other woman in society,” Anderson said.