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13 More Awesome Ways Residents Help Build Communities

13 More Awesome Ways Residents Help Build Communities

Patch readers told us who the "Everyday Inspirations" in their communities are, and we're sharing their stories and the work they've done locally.
Torn Between Two Finalists, A1 Roofing Decides to Give Away Two Roofs instead of One

Torn Between Two Finalists, A1 Roofing Decides to Give Away Two Roofs instead of One

Two finalists in a local "No Roof Left Behind" campaign are both winners after A1 Roofing and Construction in Middletown couldn't pick one over the other.
11 Years After 'Heaven,' What Life is Like for the Burpo Family

11 Years After 'Heaven,' What Life is Like for the Burpo Family

The movie, in stores July 22, is about a real-life boy who says he went to Heaven and met Jesus during surgery. We spoke with the family behind the film about how it can help start a discuss
Cicilline Meets with El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras Ambassadors

Cicilline Meets with El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras Ambassadors

“This humanitarian crisis is yet another example that our current immigration system is broken," the Rhode Island congressman said in a statement.
Paving Begins on Forest Avenue

Paving Begins on Forest Avenue

The lengthy project is approaching completion.
Bristol Man Charged with Child Porn Possession Worked in Middletown

Bristol Man Charged with Child Porn Possession Worked in Middletown

A stater task force fighting Internet crimes against children said they seized a computer containing child porn. He recently worked at a Middletown nonprofit that serves the disabled.
Resident Says He's Annoyed by Sound of Constantly Buzzing Skydiving Planes above Newport County

Resident Says He's Annoyed by Sound of Constantly Buzzing Skydiving Planes above Newport County

Though he said agrees that skydiving — which he said he's done — is "exhilarating, the unfiltered sound of a plane endlessly circling above can get into your head, similar to the sound o
Legislators Lauded for Sakonnet Toll Removal

Legislators Lauded for Sakonnet Toll Removal

"This wasn't just your East Bay delegation that made it happen," Rep. Dennis Canario said. "It was the community involvement — the people who stood up to the plate to help make this happen
Middletown, Bristol, Tiverton, Warren Beaches Reopen to Swimming

Middletown, Bristol, Tiverton, Warren Beaches Reopen to Swimming

Good news for what is shaping up to be a great beach weekend weather-wise. The call to reopen the beaches came about 24 hours after they were closed to swimming due to high bacteria counts.
Peregrine Falcon Fledglings Delay USS Saratoga Departure from Newport

Peregrine Falcon Fledglings Delay USS Saratoga Departure from Newport

The famous aircraft carrier that played a role in the Cuban Missile Crisis and Vietnam and Gulf Wars is set to be scrapped, but a family of nesting endangered birds has put the plan on hold
24 Amazing Ways Residents Inspire Their Communities

24 Amazing Ways Residents Inspire Their Communities

Patch readers told us who the "Everyday Inspirations" in their communities are, and we're sharing their stories and the work they've done locally.
High Bacteria Counts Prompt State to Recommend Closing Numerous Area Beaches to Swimming

High Bacteria Counts Prompt State to Recommend Closing Numerous Area Beaches to Swimming

Officials will continue to monitor the water quality at these beaches and will recommend re-opening them when they are safe for swimming.
'Dawn of the Planet of the Apes': Trailer + Review

'Dawn of the Planet of the Apes': Trailer + Review

Cinema Siren says: Spectacular Simians should make Dawn the brightest of summer blockbusters.
Everyday Inspirations: Incredible Ways People Give Back Locally

Everyday Inspirations: Incredible Ways People Give Back Locally

Patch readers told us who the "Everyday Inspirations" in their communities are, and we're sharing their stories and the work they've done locally.
Jenkins Construction's Music Month at Ballard Park Begins July 9

Jenkins Construction's Music Month at Ballard Park Begins July 9

For the fifth year, Jenkins Construction Company of Middletown is the presenting sponsor of Music Month at Ballard Park.
Rare Sighting of Beluga Whale in Local River

Rare Sighting of Beluga Whale in Local River

Zach Perrin posted a photo on June 21 of the creature in the Taunton River near Veterans Memorial Bridge.
Newport Police Arrest Middletown Man Suspected of Dealing Pills from Coke Truck

Newport Police Arrest Middletown Man Suspected of Dealing Pills from Coke Truck

John T. McKone, 46, of East Main Road, Middletown, is now facing felony drug charges after the Newport Police vice squad watched him begin a drug deal in the RK Towne Center lot on Wednesday
Tiverton Man, 47, Dies After Motorcycle Crash in Middletown

Tiverton Man, 47, Dies After Motorcycle Crash in Middletown

Police said the motorcyclist died after his motorcycle left the roadway near Prospect Avenue, striking a guardrail on Aquidneck Avenue.
Middletown Democrats Endorse Angel Taveras for Governor

Middletown Democrats Endorse Angel Taveras for Governor

The Middletown Democratic Town Committee said they "overwhelmingly" endorsed Providence Mayor Angel Taveras for Governor over his Democratic primary opponents last night.