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  1. 103 Acre Prudence Island Parcel will be PreservedRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | Patch.com

    A 103-acre parcel on Prudence Island known as the Little Property will be preserved in perpetuity and open to the public for outdoor recreation. Rhode Island's entire congressional delegation on Friday announced a $412,500 grant fron the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration that will go towards the purchase of the land for inclusion in the Narragansett Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve.


  2. GoLocalProv | Lifestyle | Washington Trust Company’s Peanut Butter Drive Nets 4.8 Tons of Peanut ButterRead the original story w/Photo

    6 hrs ago | Go Local

    The Washington Trust Company has collected close to 9,500 pounds, more than 4.8 tons of peanut butter, during the 15th annual Washington Trust Peanut Butter Drive to benefit the Rhode Island Community Food Bank and other local food pantries across the state. "Our annual peanut butter drive has helped feed tens of thousands of Rhode Islanders by providing something as simple and essential as peanut butter.


  3. Block Island bird trackers discover rare wildflowerRead the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | The Day

    A woman on a bird-banding mission on Block Island found a rare flower that hadn't been seen in Rhode Island since the mid-19th century. The Providence Journal reports that Kara Stillwell spotted Claytonia virginica, a rare wildflower native to New England.


  4. Shame on you, my beautiful Rhode IslandRead the original story w/Photo

    3 hrs ago | Fleet Owner Magazine

    In the never-ending quest to solve infrastructure funding problems, one state has come up with a highly controversial, and I must say, completely irresponsible, plan. Unfortunately, that state is my beloved Rhode Island - the place of my birth and the place where I spent the majority of my life growing into adulthood.


  5. Dramatic rise in STDs and HIV in Rhode IslandRead the original story w/Photo

    4 hrs ago | Medical News Today

    Newly released data from the Rhode Island Department of Health indicates that from 2013 to 2014, rates of sexually transmitted diseases such as syphilis and HIV have risen significantly. Officials attribute the increases to better testing and high-risk behaviors such as using social media to arrange casual and anonymous sexual encounters.


  6. What was fake on the Internet this week: the paracetamol challenge,...Read the original story w/Photo

    4 hrs ago | The Washington Post

    "Acetominophen" is the the American word for paracetamol. Kids aren't overdosing on it for social media laughs, after all.


  7. RI Farms and Seafood Cos. Land GrantsRead the original story w/Photo

    4 hrs ago | Patch.com

    A statewide seafood branding and marketing campaign, a drying room to help a farm make tea and hot peppers, a solar system and even artisan sea salt harvested from Narragansett Bay - these are things that just got a cash infusion from a grant program that focuses on local food, fish and farming. And here in Rhode Island, the opportunity for investments in agriculture and seafood are ripe: along with tourism assets and a few key areas of industrial growth, like Quonset Business Park, the Ocean State boasts prime farmland as well access to a bountiful bay, the Atlantic Ocean and one of the most diverse costal estuaries in the United States.


  8. MoreRead the original story w/Photo

    8 hrs ago | Turnto10.com

    "I don't think most people take it too serious," Smith said. "You see a cute girl, you hope you get to match with her and you talk to her."


  9. Social media blamed for rise in STD casesRead the original story

    9 hrs ago | Rev2.org

    The rising number of new cases of gonorrhoea, syphilis, and HIV in Rhode Island can be partly attributed to social media, said the state health department. "This trend reminds us that we cannot become complacent," said Dr Nicole Alexander-Scott, Rhode Island Department of Health director designee, in a release.


  10. The Corporate Mugging of Public RetireesRead the original story

    10 hrs ago | Counterpunch

    The highway to Rhode Island was fairly quiet in the early morning hours before the traffic rush. I was completing the second of two commutes to give testimony in Superior Court in Providence in the so-called "Fairness Hearing" related to the pension legislation of 2011 that would turn my pension into a shadow of what had been promised by contract to me by the state when I retired.


  11. Opioid Addicts Offered Methadone Treatment In Prison Much More Likely ...Read the original story

    14 hrs ago | Medical Daily

    The measure of how fair a society is often said to be found in how they treat the least sympathetic of their lot. In the United States, there are few groups less sympathetic than our prisoners and drug addicts, especially when they're one and the same.


  12. Inmates denied methadone treatment less likely to seek it once freeRead the original story w/Photo

    20 hrs ago | PhysOrg Weblog

    Dr. Rich, who led a randomized controlled trial testing the effect of allowing prisoners to remain on methadone, found that doing so increases the likelihood prisoners will engage in the treatment after release. Credit: Michael Cohea/Brown University New trial results published in The Lancet show that inmates forced off of methadone maintenance treatment upon incarceration-a widespread policy in U.S. prisons and jails-were significantly less likely to return to the effective addiction-controlling remedy after they were released than those who, because of the study, were allowed to remain in treatment.


  13. Hunting in Rhode Island: Online Resources and Mobile Apps to Enhance the Field ExperienceRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | News Max

    In addition to firearms and permits, technology is a terrific tool to aid hunting enthusiasts in the field. Providing mapping resources, boundary information, and season restrictions, these apps and online resources enhance the hunting experience.


  14. Chief McCartney to be inducted into Criminal Justice Hall of Fame - Warwick BeaconRead the original story

    20 hrs ago | Warwickonline.com

    The Board of Trustees for the Rhode Island Criminal Justice Hall of Fame has announced that Warwick Police Chief Col.


  15. ACLU challenging marriage ban for some Rhode Island inmatesRead the original story w/Photo

    21 hrs ago | Star Tribune

    The American Civil Liberties Union of Rhode Island is suing the state Department of Corrections director on behalf of two inmates and the women they're not allowed to marry. The ACLU says it filed the lawsuit in federal court Thursday to challenge a 106-year-old statute declaring that inmates serving life sentences at adult correctional institutions are "civilly dead."


  16. Are STDs on rise because of hookup apps?Read the original story w/Photo

    22 hrs ago | News 4 Jax

    Rhode Island's Department of Health says sexually transmitted diseases are way up in the state, in part because of the increase of hookup apps like Tinder, and Duval County health officials are looking into whether a similar trend might be happening in Northeast Florida. Apps like Tinder instantly match two people looking for intimacy, and according to health officials, that promotes risky behavior that could result in a disease.


  17. Hunting in Rhode Island: 4 Things to Know Before Applying for a Hunting Permit for AdultsRead the original story w/Photo

    22 hrs ago | News Max

    In order to hunt in Rhode Island, hunters must abide by the regulations and restrictions outlined by the state of Rhode Island. Adherence to such laws promotes safety, wildlife conservation, and ethical practices.


  18. Your Town Your Life: Quahogging in GalileeRead the original story w/Photo

    23 hrs ago | WLNE-TV Providence

    By Alana Cerrone acerrone@abc6.com It's a Rhode Island state icona the quahog. Once used by the Narragansett Indians as money, it's now a staple in the Rhode Island fishing industry.


  19. Tinder to blame for rise of STD's in Rhode IslandRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Digital Trends

    Having documented my own online dating horrors with apps like Tinder, OKCupid, and the like, I need little convincing that the risks of gamified romance outweigh the rewards. And now, the emerging risks are of the health variety, as Rhode Island's Department of Health reports that apps like Tinder have contributed to the rise of sexually transmitted diseases in the state.


  20. Rare - Lady' of Rocky Point spotted in BioBlitzRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Warwickonline.com

    She was once featured in artwork at the former amusement park at Rocky Point, painted in scenes throughout the old Musik Express ride.