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OSA Aquarium Superstore and Services has opened a location at 51 Old Tower Hill Road, Wakefield, to complement its existing stores in Seekonk and Coventry.

Aquatic retailers are essential to the industry, bringing advice, expertise and livestock help to make hobbyists become better fish keepers, according to Jono Rees of NTLabs, researchers in water treatments, medicines, test kits and foods servicing the koi, pond, tropical and marine fish markets.

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After a wave of public outrage including daily protests by a local man, the Diocese of Providence this week halted plans to assign to Narragansett a priest accused of asking  inappropriate questions to children.

The Rev. Eric Silva was slated to start next week, Aug. 15, as an assistant pastor at the Roman Catholic St. Thomas More parish. The Narragansett parish includes St. Thomas More Church and the St. Veronica Chapel.

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North Kingstown school officials are being accused of failing to provide the necessary counseling opportunities to present and former students affected by the “fat testing” by Coach Aaron Thomas who has been charged with sexual assault and sexual molestation.

Timothy Conlon, an attorney representing various students, says that school officials are not providing the counseling as would be required and occurs in situations when allegations of sexual harassment arise.

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Nearly 200 players turned out for the Chris Collins Foundation Wiffle Ball Tournament at Tuckertown Park in South Kingstown on Saturday. The fourth edition of the event honors the life of the late Chris Collins, a standout student and baseball player at South Kingstown High School. The event…

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South Kingstown Little League’s 8-10-year-old all-star team finished third in the annual Sally Eddy Tournament in Warwick. Team members are Anthony Silvia, Jack Slocum, Brayden Dufault, Joey Richards, Jacob Mook, Nathan Sekscenski, Robert Sama, Nolan Fitzpatrick, Link Gurnon, Henry Whittier,…

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From a bustling New York Street to kissing skulls, the artists in the new Wickford Arts Association exhibition, which opened last week, embraced the theme of “Anything Goes.”

The “Anything Goes” exhibit allows participating artists to submit works in any medium and any subject matter, said Maria Masse, Wickford Art Association’s Gallery Director. The only exception was no photography as the gallery has an exclusive photo exhibit once a year.

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Open Studios and Drive-By Art successfully returned to Conanicut Island last weekend, featuring work from 29 local artists, Lucy Paiva, Jamestown Arts Center Marketing Director, said.

The Jamestown Arts Center (JAC) and Conanicut Island Association (CIAA) jointly hosted the one-day, island-wide event where participating artists opened their studios or outdoor space to display their art to the public.

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Since 1967, the Washington County Fair has been the ideal family-friendly event to have fun at while basking in the summer sun. Numerous rides, exhibitors, games and contests are available to check out and partake in along with a variety of food and concessions made available for purchase. Each day also has premier country music artists performing live on stage doing both renditions of popular songs and pleasingly original material. It’s a fun time with a lot going on and attending the fair is a memorable experience that gets the local community involved.

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Kat Gold of North Kingstown likes to play the “bad guy” in plays or musicals and now she’s on center stage as stepsister Charlotte in Theatre By The Sea’s “Cinderella” in just that role she likes.

“I love playing the bad guy and I love playing the funny bad guy,” she said in a recent interview in between performances at the theater.

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Sacramento singer-songwriter Tré Burt puts forth a genuine vibe through his music. It’s kind of folky, kind of rootsy and kind of bluesy with each song he writes being a reflection of himself. Writing and playing songs is his way of telling stories and expressing emotion and it results in a stellar listening experience. People will get to hear Burt in person when he takes the stage as part of a show presented by Westerly Sound on August 14 at the Knickerbocker Music Center located on 35 Railroad Avenue in Westerly.