In October 2011, Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse, the Rhode Island Democrat, delivered the first of what has now become his more than 60 weekly speeches about climate change on the Senate floor. It was a low-decibel speech, but nevertheless the kind that peels wallpaper. Show More Summary
Teamsters in Rhode Island stunned the union old guard and took back their statewide local from entrenched incumbents last fall. Two weeks into their new term, Local 251?s reform leaders had cut officer salaries by $300,000 a year, members were choosing their stewards and bargaining committees, and more than 110 stewards turned out to the local?s first steward seminar.
From Autism Action Network: Michael Fine, MD, the state of Rhode Island’s Director of Health, is pushing the adoption of the worst forced shots regulations in US history. Every shot on the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) recommended schedule,...
A Rhode Island boy battling leukemia got the birthday surprise of a lifetime this morning as hundreds of police officers, firefighters and EMS personnel hand-delivered birthday cards to him. A convoy of more than 200 police vehicles and fire trucks from New England and beyond...
Fordham head coach Tom Pecora wasn't sure what to expect from his team on Wednesday, a few days removed from the Rams' heartbreaking loss to La Salle. "As a coach, you really don't know how your team's going to respond until they throw...Show More Summary
The state of Rhode Island does not require home sellers to disclose documented paranormal and supernatural hauntings to potential buyers. This is why the Perrons were unaware of all previous events.
A person was struck by a Metro train at the Rhode Island Avenue station this afternoon. [ more › ]
Looking for a place to lay your head while 'Hanging 10' in the seaside surf town of Narragansett? Well look no further, Daddy-o, ?cause The Break, with its retro chic surfer vibe, is set to open in June. Part of Lark Hotels, who have...Show More Summary
By Ivan Osorio, Openmarket.org In my previous post, I looked at some basic principles that should guide state policy makers when tackling pension reform. Now, we turn to the politics. And in that regard, Rhode Island’s 2011 pension reform offers a useful example for other states to consider.
By Ivan Osorio, Openmarket.org Few people would raise their hands when asked that question. But actually putting a state’s financing on sound footing is difficult in practice. That makes Rhode ‘s Island’s pension reform not only unique, but also a good example for other states to consider. Show More Summary
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The United States District Court for the District of Rhode Island vacated the conviction of Charles Moreau, former mayor of Central Falls, a financially troubled Rhode Island city. On Friday, the ex-Mayor walked out of prison after serving about half of his two-year prison term, reports the Associated Press. Illegal......
The Castle Hill Inn in Rhode Island is hosting the New Portugal Food and Wine Week.
Name: Jane, Dan, Georgia and Lily Wright Location: Jamestown, Rhode Island Size: 700 square feet Years lived in: 1 year, owned The temperature is in the mid 20’s and the ground is covered in a layer of snow that crunches with each step when I arrive at the Wrights’ Jamestown studio on a weekday morning in early February. Show More Summary
This is a topic I’ve been obsessed about in recent days. From San Jose to Detroit, Illinois to Rhode Island, cities and states are struggling with the issue. In New Jersey, Governor Chris Christie is proposing a new $34.4 billion budget...Show More Summary
Join Vagabondish on Twitter and Facebook. Way back in 2011, we touted HotelTonight as a “promising new app for 11th-hour hotel deals.” Turns out we were quite right: promising indeed. Three years on and it’s among our top five favorite travel apps, particularly for last minute bookings. What’s more: they’ve expanded the app to offer a TON of additional cities. It’s [...]Show More Summary
Turns out yesterday's announcement that Olneyville New York System will get a James Beard Foundation Award was just the beginning of the great Rhode Island Lovefest of 2014. You could, in theory, chill this Narragansett-Del's tall boy and make a shandy slushie. Show More Summary
ICYMI: Meet the geology grad student who ran the NRA out of Rhode Island. Amazing story.
The Stevens family at Olneyville NY System, home of Rhode Island's best hot wieners. The awards-season competition between precision-minded chefs and restaurants firing on all cylinders is what makes up the vast majority of the annual...Show More Summary
Even though it’s the smallest state, it’s a start. Sam Bell is in the third year of a PhD program in geology at Brown University. Geology as in rocks. But Bell also moonlights as the the state coordinator of The Rhode Island Progressive Democrats, the state affiliate of the 10-year-old Progressive Democrats of America. And […]