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Anita Baffoni


Rhode Island, United States

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Past articles by Anita:

Fishing boat catches undetonated explosive off RI coast

The U.S. Coast Guard detonated an explosive caught by a fishing vessel Wednesday morning. → Read More

First Student bus drivers, monitors to strike Nov. 2

PROVIDENCE— A union representing First Student bus drivers, monitors and aides have voted to strike beginning Wednesday, Nov. 2, following months of contract negotiations. Public schools in Cranston, Lincoln and West Warwick will be impacted, along with private and specialty schools across Rhode Island. “Right now, we are guaranteed 20 hours per week, which doesn’t […] → Read More

South Kingstown schools to reopen Thursday after police ID threat suspect

Superintendent Mark Prince said the administration received reports from several parents and students about an anonymous threat posted on social media. → Read More

‘Pay attention’: RIDOT shifting traffic onto new Providence Viaduct

Beginning Friday night, RIDOT will begin shifting traffic onto the newly-constructed Providence Viaduct. → Read More

Longtime state Rep. Anastasia Williams defeated by political newcomer

Enrique Sanchez, a 26-year-old progressive, defeated state Rep. Anastasia Williams in the Democratic primary for District 9 in Providence. → Read More

Former RI priest pleads not guilty to sexual assault

The former priest of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Providence accused of sexual assault faced a judge Wednesday. → Read More

Former Tampa assistant principal convicted in R.I. after forcibly giving student a foot rub

A former Providence school administrator was found guilty Friday of giving a teenage boy a foot rub against his will. → Read More

Gov. Baker: After 2 years battling pandemic, Massachusetts remains strong

Gov. Charlie Baker is set to deliver his final State of the Commonwealth on Tuesday from the Hynes Convention Center, instead of the usual spot in the House chamber of the State House. → Read More

McKee expects RI will follow CDC guidance on masks in schools

The governor's McKee's office says he and the R.I. Department of Health are currently reviewing the updated guidelines released by the CDC on Tuesday. → Read More

Watch Live: McKee to hold special Eleanor Slater Hospital news conference

Gov. McKee is expected to release a much-anticipated internal review of the embattled state-run hospital. → Read More

Residents trying to stay cool as temperatures soar this weekend

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) — It was another scorcher on Sunday and potentially the start to our first heat wave of the year. The hot temperatures gave many a reason to hit the beach and splash parks around the state, all in an effort to stay cool during this stretch of heat. In Fargnoli Park, the […] → Read More

COVID-19: RI reports 110 new positive cases, 2 more deaths

Rhode Island State Police say the new hotline to report large gatherings got 57 calls in its first day, but none were actionable. → Read More

Police: Dog kills toddler, injures two others in ‘vicious attack’

The girl was transported to Hasbro Children’s Hospital where she later succumbed to her injuries. → Read More

Seasonal worker on Block Island tests positive for COVID-19

It was the first confirmed case of the disease on the island since late March when a resident who had visited New York tested positive. → Read More

URI limits on-campus housing for returning RI students

The University of Rhode Island has decided to reduce on-campus housing by 30% for this upcoming school year. → Read More

Providence police identify victim, suspect in homicide investigation

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) — A day after a woman’s body was found inside a building on Admiral Street, police are releasing new details about the victim and the two men hospitalized. Major David Lapatin said the victim is Mai Jweinat, 50, of Providence. The suspect is Isaiah Araujo, 20, from Connecticut and Providence. He’s also […] → Read More

Head-on crash in Smithfield leaves one person dead

SMITHFIELD, R.I. (WPRI) — One person has died following a head-on crash on Route 44 (Putnam Pike) in Greenville. Deputy Fire Chief Jim Grenga said a car and converted military truck collided around 2 p.m. Sunday. The victim was pronounced dead at the scene, according to Grenga. Another person was transported by ambulance with injuries. […] → Read More

Providence officer placed on leave following incident at last week’s riot

A Providence police officer has been placed on paid administrative leave following an incident that occurred when violence and destruction erupted in the capital city last week. → Read More

Newport tourism industry slowly reopens after months of lost revenue

Eyewitness News previously reported that the pandemic has cost the city roughly $300 million. → Read More

Market Basket to open first RI location in Johnston

JOHNSTON, R.I. (WPRI) — Market Basket is set to open its first Rhode Island location in Johnston. It will be located at 1300 Hartford Avenue, where BJ’s Wholesale Club used to be. It’s scheduled to open next year. “I am very happy and excited that Market Basket has decided to put their first store in […] → Read More