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Community Artists Program
10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Charlestown

Critter Puppet Adventures
10 a.m. - Noon Charlestown

Time, Tide & Water exhibit
11 a.m. - 7 p.m. Westerly

Charlestown Historical Society Archive
1 p.m. - 3 p.m. Charlestown

Basic Computer Instruction
2 p.m. - 3 p.m. Charlestown

Cruise Night
5 p.m. - 8 p.m. Ashaway

Photography and Decorative Arts Exhibition
5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Westerly

Summer Concert
6 p.m. - 8 p.m. Charlestown

Paint Night Fundraiser
6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Westerly

Summer Concert Series: Jane Murray & Dennis Costa
7 p.m. - 8 p.m. Charlestown

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Deer runs into side of school bus


WESTERLY — A deer ran into the side of a Westerly school bus early Tuesday morning, surprising the occupants and damaging the vehicle, but no one was hurt.

Bus driver Matthew Lariviere, 44, of Westerly, was driving the bus with Westerly middle and high school students on Potter Hill Road near Randeau Passage at about 7 a.m. when the accident occurred, police said.

Lariviere told police he caught a glimpse of something as he was driving and the next thing he knew a deer had run into the side of the bus. He said he was not injured. The 11 students, who were seated in the back of the bus and away from the impact area, were also uninjured.

The bus sustained damage to the driver’s side front, including dents and two broken windows, according to a police report.

Students were transferred to another bus. Lariviere was able to drive the bus from the scene.

— A.J. Algier



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