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Boobification Healing With Ink invites all to Mental Health Day with free services for survivors Sunday

WOONSOCKET – Boobification Healing With Ink, a Rhode Island nonprofit, is inviting the northern Rhode Island community to a family-friendly Mental Health Day with demonstrations, food trucks, hair and makeup sessions, music, kids' activities and more. The event will be held Sunday Aug. 1, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m....

Record-breaking Rolling for Homes sees thousands raised for future veteran-owned duplex in Burrillville

SMITHFIELD – An annual event that raises funds for housing for veterans brought out hundreds of local Jeep drivers and motorcyclists, and raising thousands for the volunteer organization that does the work. Rolling for Homes is the biggest fundraiser of the year for Habitat for Humanity of West Bay and Northern Rhode...

Gallery: Rain can’t stop Glocester’s 95th Ancients & Horribles Parade

GLOCESTER – The 95th Ancients & Horribles Parade took place on Saturday, July 3 - with both marchers and crowds of spectators out in full force despite the rain showers. Bristol County Fifes & Drums

Around the Valley: Mosquito testing, P-EBT & a rabid bat

The following are news briefs and announcements for residents in and around the Blackstone Valley. DHS, RIDE announce summer P-EBT program benefits for Rhode Island families The Rhode Island Department of Human Services and Department of Education have announced that the USDA Food and Nutrition Service recently granted...

Glocester police say no criminal action in case of suspected abduction attempt

GLOCESTER – Glocester police say a man accused of attempting to abduct a cheerleader from Ponagansett High School had legitimate reasons to be on school grounds, and is not facing any charges. According to a release from the department, the statement follows on incident that took place around noon on Sunday, June 20,...

Around the valley: No change to gas tax, Senate bills address LGBTQ rights

Senate advances bills protecting LGBTQ rights The Senate has recently passed several bills aimed at preventing discrimination against the LGBTQ+ community. The bills strengthen protections in housing discrimination law, expand civil action protections against discrimination, and amend the hate crimes law to include gender identity and expression. The first bill S 0563, sponsored by Sen. Meghan Kallman of District 15, updates...

Get out: Music, events & more this weekend mark return to life in northern RI

BURRILLVILLE/NORTH SMITHFIELD – With restaurants returned to full capacity, masks mandates lifted and summer upon us, life is slowly getting back to normal in northern Rhode Island, a reality demonstrated by the large number of events, gatherings, fundraising drives, concerts and more taking place this weekend. While NRI NOW mentioned some of these events in Monday's "Five things to know,"...

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