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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.

Families of wounded Palestinian students speak out

The parents of Kinnan Abdalhamid said he “told us that he was afraid to leave the hospital.”

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Mr. Amo goes to Washington (and Smithfield)

Rhode Island’s newest US Representative has faced a number of hurdles during his first weeks in Congress, from funding amendments to explaining how to pronounce his last name.

College students shot in Vermont are high-achieving leaders and proud advocates for Palestinian cause, former teacher says

The teacher described the three students as introspective, charismatic, sarcastic, and a bit nerdy. “These boys are stewards in the community,” she said.


Brown drops charges against 20 students arrested after sit-in over war in Gaza

Less than a day before their arraignment, Brown University announced Monday night that it was dropping trespassing charges against the 20 students arrested on campus earlier this month after they held a sit-in and refused to leave.

Family of student wounded in Vermont says he may never be able to walk again

One of the three young men of Palestiniancq descent wounded in a shooting in Burlington, Vt., may never be able to walk again after being shot in the spine, his family said.


A new job for Rhode Island’s newest senator

Jake Bissaillon, who won a special election to represent Senate District 1 in Providence, will become CEO of Justice Assistance.


A few standout restaurants and food businesses in R.I. giving back

Beyond Giving Tuesday, chefs and owners are finding new ways to pay it forward.

‘It feels more personal than it did before’: Brown University community reacts to shooting of Palestinian students in Vermont

Hisham Awartani, a junior at Brown, was one of the three victims attacked near the University of Vermont on Saturday. The attack is under investigation as a possible hate crime.


The ultimate foodie gift guide of Rhode Island

Hand-harvested sea salt from Newport’s coastline, strong coffee, creative spice mixes, and more.