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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
Motorcyclist Charged after High-Speed Chase

Motorcyclist Charged after High-Speed Chase

A 25-year-old East Providence man is facing charges of leading police on a high-speed chase after he was clocked driving 88 mph on Route 24 and tried to elude officers in a Tiverton neighbor
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.
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.
Senate Creates new Task Force on DCYF, Family Care Networks

Senate Creates new Task Force on DCYF, Family Care Networks

In a State House release, the task force is said to have been created in response to "continued challenges facing DCYF and the nonprofit networks" that serve children in state care.
RI Patch Daily: RI Has Worst Roads in US, Newport Will Welcome Japanese Sister City, Raytheon Announces Layoffs

RI Patch Daily: RI Has Worst Roads in US, Newport Will Welcome Japanese Sister City, Raytheon Announces Layoffs

Plus, a East Greenwich girl's designed charm is for sale at Nordstrom, a Barrington man was charged with growing pot in a Mass apartment and a South Kingstown native was killed in a crash.
Portsmouth Student, Little Compton Resident, Wins Public Service Scholarship

Portsmouth Student, Little Compton Resident, Wins Public Service Scholarship

Megan Elwell of Little Compton received a $1,500 scholarship from the Rhode Island Association of Former Legislators Scholarship Fund at the Rhode Island Foundation.