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The Massachusetts-based Market Basket chain will open a store in Warwick, R.I., on May 21.

Market Basket is opening its first Rhode Island location this week

The Massachusetts-based supermarket chain will open a store in Warwick on May 21.

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R.I.’s economy grew in first quarter, but not as much as other New England states

It reminds economists of the great recession, when Rhode Island was one of the first states to suffer and one of the last to recover

COLUMN | DAN MCGOWAN
The Nonviolence Institute says it does not support violence in any form, "full stop."

As gun violence rattles R.I., politicians need to offer more than words

Instead of talking about nonviolence, Rhode Island’s elected officials should be figuring out how to fund the organizations that are already doing the hard work.

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Providence public schools Superintendent Harrison Peters.

‘I thought I knew him’: Providence superintendent apologizes for hiring administrator charged with assault

Superintendent Harrison Peters told state senators he had not been aware of news reports from 2009 that Olayinka Alege had been accused of squeezing the toes of multiple boys — a practice referred to as “toe popping” — as an unusual form of punishment.

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Providence Police investigate a shooting on Carolina Avenue, late Thursday in Providence.

Four men arraigned in gang shootout that injured nine in Providence

The four suspects were also injured when at least two of the people they targeted shot back, according to police.

Masks will not be required in most places. But they will still be mandatory on public transportation of all kinds, including the MBTA, taxis, and ride-hailing services like Uber and Lyft.

Here’s what happens May 29 as Massachusetts lifts most COVID-19 restrictions

Massachusetts will be aligning with the guidance for fully vaccinated people from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Masks will still be required in some settings, including on public transportation.

Cooper Monaco held a large quahog he found while clamming with his grandfather in Westerly, R.I.

Craving Quahogs? For the first time in at least 75 years, you can harvest them from the Providence River

Thanks to environmental improvements, clams from coves along parts of the river are fine to eat — just in time for Quahog Week.

RI POLITICS
Representative David N. Cicilline, a Rhode Island Democrat, speaks during former president Donald J. Trump's second impeachment trial.

Cicilline calls for censuring Republicans who ‘rewrite the history’ about Jan. 6 attack on US Capitol

“The good news is they can’t remove me from the Republican leadership like they did Liz Cheney for speaking the truth,” the Rhode Island Democrat said.