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Drug Take Back Day to take place next weekend

The Portsmouth Police Department will take part in Drug Take Back Day next weekend. Learn more about this event here. 

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CCRI Newport Campus to Offer Free Virtual Dementia Tour Demos

To offer a glimpse into the daily lives of those suffering from dementia, the Community College of Rhode Island, with

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Lucy’s Hearth to hold 8th Annual Fall for Lucy’s Hearth

On Wednesday, Oct. 16, the Board of Directors and Friends of Lucy’s Hearth will host the 8th Annual Fall for

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Firefly Yoga, Wellness Festival takes place this weekend

The 2019 Firefly Yoga and Wellness Festival will take place this weekend in Portsmouth. Find out more information below. 

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CDC, FDA Investigating Cluster of Pulmonary Illnesses and E-cigarette Use

The CDC and the U.S. FDA are investigating a cluster of pulmonary illnesses possibly related to e-cigarette use, or “vaping.”

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Rhode Island Seeing Increase in Non-Fatal Overdoses

In light of recent increases in opioid overdose-related emergency department visits, the Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) is cautioning

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Mosquito samples collected in Tiverton, Pawtucket and Westerly on June 26 have tested positive for Eastern Equine Encephalitis virus (EEE).

RIDOH Recommends ‘Smart Scheduling’ For Outdoor Activities

The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) recommended to schools and municipal leaders that games, practices, and other outdoor activities

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Mosquito samples collected in Tiverton, Pawtucket and Westerly on June 26 have tested positive for Eastern Equine Encephalitis virus (EEE).

DEM, RIDOH Announce First Positive Findings of EEE

With a higher-than-average incidence of EEE in both southeastern Massachusetts and eastern Connecticut this summer, the Department of Environmental Management

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RIDOH, DEM recommends avoiding contact with Portsmouth ponds

The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) and the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) advise people to avoid

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The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) and the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) are advising people to avoid contact with Almy Pond in Newport and Melville Ponds in Portsmouth due to blue-green algae (or cyanobacteria) bloom in the ponds.

RI DOH, DEM: Avoid Portsmouth pond

The Rhode Island Department of Health (DOH) and the Department of Environmental Management (DEM) advise people to avoid contact with

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The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) recommends reopening Sandy Point Beach in Portsmouth for swimming.

RIDOH Recommends Re-opening Four Beaches

The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) recommends re-opening four beaches.

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RIDOH recommends closing 5 beaches

The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) recommends closing five beaches and re-opening Scarborough Beach, and South and Barrington Town

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