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Rhode Island lawmakers enter busy final week

Proposals to guarantee paid sick leave, disarm domestic abusers and ban the use of hand-held phones while driving are among dozens of bills being considered by the Rhode Island General … Click to Continue »

Proposal to shield climate research now on governor's desk

Gov. Gina Raimondo could now decide whether to shield Rhode Island climate scientists and other university researchers from public records requests. Both chambers of the state General Assembly have approved … Click to Continue »

Newspaper: State lawmaker understated campaign funds

A newspaper's review of filings made with the Rhode Island Board of Elections has found that a longtime lawmaker understated the amount of money in her campaign fund by a … Click to Continue »

Montanaro apologizes for tuition waiver, promises to repay

A top aide to a Rhode Island lawmaker has apologized for accepting nearly $50,000 in free tuition, saying he will repay the money. Former Democratic state Rep. Frank Montanaro, who … Click to Continue »

Judge denies motion to dismiss Invenergy lawsuit

A Rhode Island judge has denied a motion to dismiss a lawsuit from an environmental advocacy organization over a town planning on reselling water for a proposed natural gas-fired power … Click to Continue »

The Latest: RI House panel OKs domestic violence guns bill

The Latest on a Rhode Island proposal to disarm domestic abusers (all times local): 7:30 p.m. A proposal to take guns away from domestic abusers and people under domestic restraining … Click to Continue »

The Latest: Senate panel approves sick pay compromise

The Latest on Rhode Island's debate over a paid sick leave mandate (all times local): 6 p.m. A Rhode Island senate panel has approved a compromise proposal that would require … Click to Continue »

Bill extending expired municipal contracts faces vote

A Rhode Island bill that would automatically keep expired municipal union contracts in place if no new agreement is reached has city leaders of both parties worried. WPRI-TV reports ( … Click to Continue »

Sleek new Potrero Hill home asks $4.49 million

Out with the old, in with the new Photos by Circle Visions, courtesy of Justin Fichelson A few years ago, 548 Rhode Island Street was a modest 1930s-era Potrero Hill home with a tile roof and baby blue exterior that, in 2015, fetched a tidy $1.77 million. Show More Summary

High court overturns murder conviction in triple slaying

Rhode Island's highest court has overturned the conviction of a 21-year-old man serving two consecutive life sentences for a 2012 triple slaying at a housing complex. Authorities allege the then-16-year-old … Click to Continue »

Police: Officer killed 2 pit bulls that attacked man, dog

A Rhode Island police officer has shot and killed two pit bulls that attacked a man walking his dog. Warwick police say an officer happened to be nearby when the … Click to Continue »

CruiserPort Returns to Rhode Island With a Bluewater Edition

CruiserPort returns to the 2017 Newport International Boat Show this September with a seminar series designed for New England mariners seeking to extend their horizons. CruiserPort University: The Bluewater Edition features a package of 11 seminars to hone the offshore skills of sailors and powerboaters. read more

RI House Committee Approves Highway Surveillance Bill to Crack Down on Uninsured Drivers — But Not Toll Scofflaws

Providence Journal reports, “A network of cameras that would watch over Rhode Island highways and automatically fine uninsured drivers won approval from a House committee Tuesday evening [June 20].” The report adds, “Civil liberties groups and insurers oppose the bill, but prime sponsor Rep. Show More Summary

RITBA to Wrap Up Bridge Project This Week

Associated Press reports, “Work to repair the driving surface of Rhode Island’s Mount Hope Bridge is almost done. The state Turnpike and Bridge Authority says concrete repair work to the bridge deck began in mid-March and is scheduled to be complete by Friday [June 23].” The post RITBA to Wrap Up Bridge Project This Week appeared first on Toll Roads News.

Fort Wetherill State Park (Rhode Island)

Fort Wetherill State Park is located in Jamestown, Rhode Island. It provides a nice view overlooking the Narragansett Bay. The post Fort Wetherill State Park (Rhode Island) appeared first on Loaded Landscapes.

Mississippi State gets Lincoln, Civil War collection

Officials say a large Civil War donation will transform Mississippi State University into one of the nation's leading American Civil War research destinations. Former Rhode Island Chief Justice Frank J. … Click to Continue »

Rhode Island debates paid sick days for private workers

A proposal to guarantee paid sick days for Rhode Island's private sector workers is moving forward in the state General Assembly as worker advocates seek a compromise with business groups. … Click to Continue »

Rhode Island lawmakers consider domestic violence guns bill

A proposal to take guns away from domestic abusers and people under domestic restraining orders is moving forward in the Rhode Island House of Representatives. The House Judiciary Committee is … Click to Continue »

State GOP requests investigation of tuition waivers of aide

Republican leaders in Rhode Island are asking state education officials to investigate an aide whose family members were given free tuition. State GOP Chairman Brandon Bell says former state Rep. … Click to Continue »

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