Blog reports on the passing of a North Scituate firefighter.

The North Scituate Fire Department is mourning the loss of Stephen P. Fay, a former captain of the Warwick Fire Department and chief of the Bridgerton Fire Department in Maine. Capt. David LaVallee shared the news of Fay’s passing on Wednesday. Services will be held on Monday, April 3, with a wake at Russell J. […]

Pope to Stay Hospitalized for Days Due to Lung Infection in the Vatican

Pope Francis was admitted to the hospital due to a lung infection that caused breathing difficulties, according to a statement made by Vatican spokesman, Matteo Bruni. The 86-year-old pope has been hospitalized before, most recently in July 2021, when he had part of his colon removed. However, this hospitalization raised concerns about his ability to […]

Pamela Smart’s recent plea for a reduced sentence rejected.

New Hampshire’s highest court rejected Pamela Smart’s latest attempt to receive a sentence reduction. Smart is currently serving life in prison for conspiracy to commit murder and other crimes related to her involvement with her teenage lover in the murder of her husband in 1990. The Executive Council, which rejects state contracts and appointees to […]

Manual of the Rhode Island DMV Revised Due to Civil Rights Concerns.

A section of the Rhode Island state driver’s manual that advises drivers not to assume that a traffic stop by the police was based on their gender or race is being removed due to objections from civil rights activists. The activists also objected to language in the guide that appeared to discourage drivers from documenting […]

New Bedford Rooming House Fire: Authorities Identify Deceased Man

A man named Manuel Moreira, aged 59, died in a fire that occurred in a rooming house at Acushnet Avenue, New Bedford. The fire broke out on Tuesday around 3 p.m., causing thick, black smoke to pour into the neighborhood, leading to at least five others being injured and one person missing. The crews are […]

Investigation complete, Providence police officer resumes duty

A Providence police officer, Officer Gerry Kue, has returned to regular duty after being suspended with pay following allegations of inappropriate conduct with a member of the public. The Providence Police Department’s Office of Professional Responsibility conducted an investigation into the allegations and found them to be unfounded. However, Kue was issued an administrative violation […]

Special election dates finalized to select Cicilline’s replacement in Congress

Rhode Island’s 1st Congressional District will hold a special primary on September 5th and a special election on November 7th to choose a successor for outgoing Congressman David Cicilline. The primary is expected to be the more important of the two dates, with the winner being strongly favored to win in November. Early voting will […]

Narcan now available over-the-counter with FDA approval |

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has given approval for naloxone, the overdose-reversing drug, to be sold without a prescription. This decision will make it the first opioid treatment drug that can be purchased over the counter. Advocates believe that making naloxone available more widely is a key strategy to tackle the overdose crisis, which […]

The Protection from Abusive Passengers Act to be reintroduced by lawmakers

Sen. Jack Reed is set to reintroduce the Protection from Abusive Passengers Act, which aims to enhance air travel safety by prohibiting those fined or convicted of severe physical violence on commercial flights. The move comes after various incidents onboard planes involving passenger misconduct, including one in which a man from Massachusetts allegedly tried to […]

Nashville shooting victims honored by Bruins.

The Boston Bruins played against the Nashville Predators following a tragic grade school shooting that left six dead, including three children. Predators defenseman Ryan McDonagh was not on the team flight to Boston as he chose to stay home with his three young daughters in the affected community. Afterward, McDonagh caught a commercial flight to […]