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Port of Providence to test emergency siren warning system

Nov. 18, 2018 4:04 PM EST

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The Providence Emergency Management Agency is planning to conduct tests of the Port of Providence Emergency Siren Warning System, The tests are scheduled to take place Monday at noon. Officials say the goal of the tests is to ensure proper functioning of the sirens and the system...

Rhode Island company gets grant for wind turbine technology

Nov. 18, 2018 12:50 PM EST

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A Rhode Island company has been awarded a $3.5 million federal grant for its work to improve the aerodynamic performance of wind turbines. U.S. Sen. Jack Reed, a Rhode Island Democrat, says the U.S. Department of Energy awarded funding to East Greenwich-based Aquanis, Inc. Reed says...

Financial aid workshop offered for college-bound students

Nov. 18, 2018 11:19 AM EST

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Jack Reed is hosting a financial aid workshop for students who need help paying for college. The Rhode Island Democrat says the free workshop is designed to help students navigate federal and state financial aid programs, learn about their options and get advice from...

Point Judith Light re-lit after malfunction repaired

Nov. 17, 2018 5:21 PM EST

NARRAGANSETT, R.I. (AP) — It was dark for about three weeks, but now the Point Judith Light is shining again. A Coast Guard official tells The Providence Journal that the light was re-lit Friday afternoon after a malfunction was repaired. The lighthouse has overlooked the western entrance of Narragansett...

Dorsey's 95-yard KO return closes Rhode Island season 24-21

Nov. 17, 2018 4:31 PM EST

KINGSTON, R.I. (AP) — Ahmere Dorsey returned a kickoff 95 yards for a touchdown, Momodou Mbye and D.J. Stewart had interceptions — all in the fourth quarter — and Rhode Island held on to defeat New Hampshire to a 24-21 on Saturday. The Rams (6-5, 4-4 Colonial Athletic Association) had seen a...

23 child adoptions finalized at Rhode Island celebration

Nov. 17, 2018 4:02 PM EST

WARWICK, R.I. (AP) — Residents across Rhode Island have gathered to celebrate the placement of 23 children with new families as part of National Adoption Day. More than 250 people attended Saturday's event at the Kent County Courthouse in Warwick. The adoptions of 23 children with 19 families were...

Rhode Island adding trout to ponds for Thanksgiving weekend

Nov. 17, 2018 1:12 PM EST

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — State environmental officials say they will be stocking ponds with trout for Thanksgiving week. The Department of Environmental Management is adding hatchery-raised trout to four ponds across Rhode Island before Thanksgiving weekend, a popular time for recreational fishing. The DEM...

Providence police seize at least $1 million worth of heroin

Nov. 17, 2018 11:10 AM EST

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Providence police have seized at least $1 million worth of heroin in one of the largest drug busts in city history. Authorities say they found nearly 51 pounds (23 kilograms) of pure heroin hidden in school bus seats in a city apartment Friday morning. Officials say the heroin could...

Public comment period closing for new offshore wind farm

Nov. 17, 2018 9:26 AM EST

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The public comment period for a new offshore wind farm off the Rhode Island coast project is closing. Providence-based Deepwater Wind has proposed building up to 15 turbines that will connect to a grid in East Hampton, New York, to supply power for Long Island. The Bureau of Ocean...

Russell's game-winner sends Rhode Island past Harvard 76-74

Nov. 16, 2018 9:44 PM EST

SOUTH KINGSTOWN, R.I. (AP) — Fatts Russell's 3-pointer with four seconds left was part of his 20-point effort and Rhode Island beat Harvard 76-74 Friday night. Meanwhile, Jeff Dowtin scored a career-high 31 points on a 13-of-19 shooting and scored six of the Rams' last nine points in the last 2½...