Rhode Island Newspapers
Past and Present

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PROVIDENCE COUNTY

College Hill Independent
East Providence "Post"
East Side Monthly <www.providenceri.com>
Federal Hill Gazette
The Foster Home Journal, started c. 1998
"Jewish Voice of Rhode Island"
Pawtucket "Daily Times"  <www.pawtuckettimes.com>
Providence Journal <www.projo.com>
"Providence Journal-Bulletin"
"Providence Sunday Journal"
Providence "American" 
Providence "Brown Daily Herald"
Providence Business News  <www.pbn.com>
Providence En Espanol
Providence Federal Hill Gazette
Providence Monthly 
Providence Phoenix
Providence "Visitor", started in 1875
Rhode Island "Jewish Herald"
Rhode Island Lawyer's Weekly 
 

NORTHERN RHODE ISLAND

Cumberland "Valley Breeze"
Observer Publications :
   - The Johnston "Sun Rise"
   - The North Providence "North Star"
   - The Smithfield "Observer", started c. 1950s
Woonsocket "Call", started in 1892  <www.woonsocketcall.com>


KENT COUNTY

Coventry "Courier"  <www.ricentral.com>
Cranston "Herald", published weekly since 1922 <www.warwickonline.com>
East Greenwich "Pendulum"  <www.ricentral.com>
Kent County Daily Times  <www.ricentral.com>
Warwick "Beacon", published twice weekly, since 1953  <www.warwickonline.com>


NEWPORT COUNTY

Jamestown "Press"  <www.jamestownpress.com>
Newport Daily News, started 1846 <www.newportdailynews.com>
Newport Mercury
Newport Newport This Week  <www.newportthisweek.com>
Portsmouth "Sakonnet Times"  <www.eastbayri.com>


EAST BAY

www.eastbayri.com>
Bristol "Bristol Phoenix" <www.eastbayri.com>
Warren "Times-Gazette"


WASHINGTON COUNTY

Narragansett "Times"  <www.ricentral.com>
North Kingstown "North East Independent"  <www.neindependent.com>
North Kingstown "Standard-Times"  <www.ricentral.com>
Wakefield "South County Independent"  <www.scindependent.com>
Wyoming/Charlestown "The Chariho Times" <www.ricentral.com>
Westerly "Sun"  <www.thewesterlysun.com>


BLOCK ISLAND

"The Block Island Times" <www.blockislandtimes.com>
 


HISTORICAL NEWSPAPERS

Bristol "Gazette" (c. 1830s)
Bristol "Phenix"  (c. 1850s)
Coventry "Townsmen"
"Cranston Today", started in 1973
Evening Telegram, published by David O. Black, started April 5, 1880
Free Masons' Repository (monthly)
General Advertiser and Weekly Gazette
Jamestown "The Electric Spark"
Newport Advisor (weekly)
Newport "Herald of the Times" (weekly), c. 1840s
Newport Mercury, started 1758
Newport Rhode Islander, c. 1840s
Providence "Cadet and Statesman", c. 1820s
Pawtucket "Chronicle", c. 1830s
Providence "Advertiser", c. 1830s
Providence Daily Evening Herald & Commercial Intelligencer, c. 1840
Providence Daily Gazette, c. 1840s
Providence Daily Journal, started in 1829
Providence Providence Daily Transcript and Chronicle, c. 1845
Providence Providence Daily News, c. 1830s
Providence Providence Daily Post, c. 1850s
Providence Evening Bulletin, started in 1863
Providence Evening Press, established in 1859, Providence Press Co.
Providence Evening Telegram
Providence Gazette, c. 1790
Providence Herald
Providence Independent Inquirer, c. 1820s
Providence Journal and Town and Country Advertiser
Providence Literary Cadet, c. 1820s
Providence Literary Subaltern, c. 1830s
Providence Manufacturers' and Farmers' Journal (semi-weekly), established in 1820
Providence Microcosm, c. 1820s
Providence Morning Courier, c. 1830s
Providence Morning Herald, c. 1860s
Providence Morning Star, established in 1869
Providence Narragansett Chief, c. 1840s
Providence Republican Herald, c. 1830s
Providence Providence Star, c. 1870s
Providence Sunday Dispatch, c. 1870s
Rhode-Island Country Journal (weekly), established in 1823
Rhode Island Democrat
Rhode Island Farmer
Rhode Island Jewish Voice
Rhode Island Republican
Star Gazette and Town and Country Advertiser
Warren "Clarion", c. 1820s
Warren "Herald of the States", c. 1800
Warren "Northern Star", c. 1820s
Warren "Telegraph", c. 1825
Woonsocket "The Evening Reporter, started 1873 by LeRoy Bidwell Pease
Woonsocket "Patriot", published by Samuel S. Foss


USEFUL LINKS

http://www.usnpl.com/rinews.html
http://www.ricentral.com
http://www.loc.gov/rr/news/bound/us/ribnd.html

Rhode Island Eighteenth-Century American Newspapers in the Library of Congress
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