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Youth sports returning; hair salon virus guidelines released

Youth sports programs will be allowed to resume in Rhode Island starting Monday, though there won’t be any league play, tournaments or other organized competitions for now, Gov. Gina Raimondo said Thursday. The Democrat said the focus is on resuming practices and scrimmages under new ...

Man charged with setting off explosive device

SMITHFIELD, R.I. (AP) — A Rhode Island man set off a homemade bomb that damaged a house in what may have been part of an ongoing dispute with another party, police said Thursday. Anthony Rubino, 35, of Smithfield, was charged Wednesday with placing explosive devices, fourth-degree arson and ...

Proposed interstate school district faces roadblock

CLARKSBURG, Mass. (AP) — A proposal to merge an elementary school in Massachusetts with a school in a neighboring Vermont community has been postponed indefinitely over concerns about the Massachusetts building’s condition. After examining a consultant’s report, officials in Stamford, ...

Former high school student sues officer for excessive force

NARRAGANSETT, R.I. (AP) — A former high school student in Rhode Island has filed a federal lawsuit accusing a school resource officer of forcing him to the ground and injuring him in 2018. Former Narragansett High School student Michael Blanchette said Narragansett Patrolman Kyle Rooney ...

Woman charged in connection with fatal stabbing in Worcester

WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — A 29-year-old woman has been charged in connection with the fatal stabbing of another woman and the non-fatal stabbing of a man in Worcester earlier this week, police said. Naomi Lawrence was charged with assault and battery with a dangerous weapon in connection with ...

Lawyer: Virus is halting progress in Boston kidnapping case

BOSTON (AP) — The case against a Rhode Island man accused of kidnapping and killing a Boston woman has been halted due to the coronavirus pandemic, according to his defense. Louis Coleman’s public defenders requested for the case to return in 45 days during a teleconference with a federal ...

53-year-old tortoise left homeless by COVID-19 gets new home

A 53-year-old tortoise left homeless when its owner died of COVID-19 has been adopted by a loving new family. The tortoise, known as Ms. Jennifer, was put up for adoption last week by MSPCA-Angell, a Boston animal welfare organization. After widespread media coverage of her plight, the ...

Nine more COVID-19 deaths, 56 new positive cases in N.H.

CONCORD – The state Department of Health and Human Services announced nine new COVID-19 deaths Wednesday bringing the total to 223. They are four women and three men from Hillsborough County, all over the age of 60, and two men from Rockingham County, one younger than 60. The state also ...

N.H. men’s prison inmate tests positive for COVID-19

CONCORD – The state Department of Corrections reports that a male resident who was transferred from an out-of-state correctional facility to serve time owed in New Hampshire has tested positive for COVID-19. This is the first positive test for a resident in the state Department of ...

City votes to allow fireworks at Bishop Guertin graduation

NASHUA - Bishop Guertin High School will celebrate its graduating seniors this year by lighting up the sky after members of the Board of Aldermen approved an ordinance this week changing the way the city deals with fireworks. "They're going to set up a drive through type setting in their field ...

Nashua Public Library set to begin curbside service 

NASHUA – The Nashua Public Library is getting ready to offer residents a way to check out materials after closing down at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic.  The library's book drops are open and curbside pickup will begin June 1 with staff delivering materials to the parking lot. The ...

Four new COVID-19 deaths; 34 more positive cases in N.H.

CONCORD – The state Department of Health and Human Services announced four new COVID-19 deaths on Tuesday bringing the total to 214. They included three women and one man from Hillsborough County, all over age 60. The state also announced 34 new positive test results for COVID-19. There ...

Nashua officials emphasize importance of mask ordinance

NASHUA – As Nashua tries to maintain a balance between safety and reopening the economy, city leaders are emphasizing the importance of wearing face masks.  During Wednesday's city press conference, Mayor Jim Donchess said he knows people across the city are suffering as a result of the ...

Victim’s wife says fugitive student sought their neighbor

WILLINGTON, Conn. (AP) — A college student police say is an armed fugitive after killing two people was looking for a young woman he knew when he began his rampage, the wife of his first victim said Tuesday. University of Connecticut senior Peter Manfredonia, 23, is a fugitive in the ...