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It was a busy week in and around Newport. Here are the stories that were catching the attention of readers the most this week.


Providence man sentenced for distributing Meth Pills

 A Providence man who, on multiple occasions, while under surveillance by members of the Rhode Island DEA Drug Task Force, sold pills containing methamphetamine, was sentenced today to three years in federal prison, announced United States Attorney Zachary A. Cunha.










Recent Local Obituaries

Here’s a look at the local obituaries that we published this week.


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