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Lillian Desper tells Santa what she wants for Christmas during the 2018 Festival of Lights celebration at The Towers in Narragansett. Town off…


In one of the few public town events set to take place this year, a COVID-safe two-day holiday fair culminating with the lighting of a tree and fireworks at the pier is coming to Narragansett on Dec. 5-6.

Veterans Park, Gazebo Park, Boon Street, Pier Marketplace and the Maury Loontjens Memorial Library will be hubs of activity, which will take place from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Saturday and from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday.

Shoppers browse the shelves of Beauty and the Bath during last year’s annual Pajama Party in Wickford. This year, the business is teaming up w…


For the past 24 years, the holiday season has been a season of giving back for Lori Lyons, owner of Beauty and the Bath in Wickford.

“From the beginning, as a new business owner and entrepreneur in my twenties, I always felt that I could use this platform to do good for this community where I was born and raised and that I would have support from my customers,” Lyons said.

Work to restore threatened dunes and the associated wildlife habitat at Green Hill Pond got a major boost this week with the awarding of federal funding for the project.

The National Coastal Resilience Fund award of a $129,191 grant to the University of Rhode Island and the nonprofit Friends of Green Hill Pond was announced Nov. 19 by U.S. Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse, (D-R.I.).

This display at 152 Rodman Lane was one of many featured in the North Kingstown Educational Foundation’s “Spook Out NK” event back in October …


The North Kingstown Education Foundation is hoping to spread holiday cheer this season with a town-wide holiday decorating contest and luminary event.

Light Up NK, the first annual event by the group founded earlier this year, consists of a home decorating contest from Dec. 11 through Christmas Eve, as well as a luminary event on Dec. 23 and 24 from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Patrons to the contest will be provided with a map and list of house numbers of participating houses to do a tour around town and vote for their favorite to receive Best in Show, with the winner receiving a $100 cash prize. On the commercial side, the best participating Business Storefront Display will receive a pizza party for up to 10 employees.

Back in April, hospital beds were moved into the former Lowe’s building in Quonset for a field hospital for coronavirus patients. Despite risi…


Work is nearly completed stripping down a planned COVID-19 field hospital — never used — in former Lowe’s hardware store in the Quonset Business Park, state officials have told The Independent.

In just a matter of days, with a projected date of Nov. 30, the state plans to finish the dismantling of a field hospital that was never completed. Plans for it emerged months ago when fears overran state officials worried that community hospital capacities would be overrun by mounting virus surges.

Revolution Wind, the renewable energy venture between Eversource and Orsted, held a pair of virtual seminars last week to give members of the …