PROVIDENCE — Here are selected highlights from news and events that took place in the General Assembly last week. All lawmakers named in this report are Democrats. For more information on any of these items visit http://www.rilegislature.gov/pressrelease
WESTERLY — The Westerly Area Peace and Justice Group will hold a climate strike vigil on Friday, May 24, from 5 to 6 p.m., at the fountain on Broad Street in downtown Westerly.
BOSTON — A letter written by Alexander Hamilton in 1780 to the Marquis de Lafayette that was stolen from the Massachusetts state archives decades ago has been found, and an effort is underway to return it.
PROVIDENCE — The state Senate approved legislation Thursday intended to protect Rhode Islanders’ access to health insurance in the face of threats to the federal Affordable Care Act.
CHARLESTOWN — Local police on Wednesday hosted a small ceremony to honor fallen officers nationwide as part of National Peace Officer Memorial Day.
CHARLESTOWN — A 58-year-old man was taken to Rhode Island Hospital with injuries Monday after police said his Jeep rear-ended a United States Postal Service truck along Old Post Road.
PROVIDENCE — A bill to preserve federal abortion protections in state law failed to advance past a key Senate committee Tuesday in Rhode Island.
PROVIDENCE — A hotline for Rhode Island residents to report cybercrimes and find resources to recover that launched Monday can be a model for other states, U.S. Rep. Jim Langevin said.
The town of Charlestown and Save The Bay are building six demonstration rain gardens at town-owned facilities, including the Kimball Pavilion at Ninigret Park and the pavilion at Charlestown Town Beach.
PROVIDENCE — The state Department of Environmental Management announced Friday that the Misquamicut, Scarborough North, and Roger Wheeler state beaches will be open Saturdays and Sundays, weather permitting, from Saturday, May 11, until Memorial Day to accommodate early beachgoers and the sa…
The American Lung Association’s 2019 “State of the Air” report found all three reporting counties in Rhode Island received failing grades for ozone pollution, and all three also reported an increase of year-round particle pollution.
WOOD RIVER JCT. — With only seven of 12 members present, the Chariho School Committee continued to discuss, but did not resolve, the issues of student lunch debt and the use of cellphones.
PROVIDENCE — The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management announced Wednesday that it has found that the proposed Clear River Energy Center power plant at Burrillville will comply with state and federal air pollution control rules.
CHARLESTOWN — Residents expressed differing opinions Monday on a proposed community and recreation center at Ninigret Park. The Budget Commission has determined that the town has approximately $3,095,000 that could be used for such a project.
PROVIDENCE — Sports betting is now expected to bring in about $15 million in Rhode Island in the next fiscal year, half of what state officials had hoped for, according to officials with the state lottery.
KINGSTON — The University of Rhode Island will lead a new $94 million consortium to support ocean exploration, responsible resource management, improved scientific understanding of the deep sea and strengthen the nation’s Blue Economy, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOA…
CHARLESTOWN — A driver was taken to South County Hospital as a precaution, but avoided serious injuries following a head-on collision involving a utility pole early Saturday morning.
PROVIDENCE — Gas prices in Rhode Island have climbed 56 cents since mid-February, but a modest increase this week has some hopeful that the spike may be reaching an end.
KINGSTON – As the Trump Administration prepares to cut in half the budget for the National Invasive Species Council, a group of invasive species experts led by a University of Rhode Island professor has issued a warning about the growing peril of biological invasions and the increasing threa…
PORTLAND, Maine — Maine’s seaweed business has grown like a weed in recent years, with proponents touting it as both a “superfood” and an economic generator for the rural state — but the industry is now facing sticky new restrictions.
PROVIDENCE (AP) — Rhode Island’s child welfare agency predicts it will spend $18.3 million more than is budgeted for the current fiscal year.
Here are the highlights from news and events that took place in the General Assembly this week. For more information on any of these items visit http://www.rilegislature.gov/pressrelease
VICKSBURG, Miss. — A recent tornado in Mississippi damaged one of the monuments dedicated to Union soldiers who fought in the Civil War.
Administrators in the Westerly and Chariho school districts are reacting to the latest annual national public high school ranking by US News & World Report.
HOPKINTON — Members of the Hopkinton Town Council will consider a resolution on Monday to make the town a Second Amendment sanctuary.
WOOD RIVER JCT. — Joel Desrosiers worked feverishly in the Chariho Tech kitchen Wednesday evening, preparing to serve the 10-course tasting menu that would be the culmination of his independent study program.
KINGSTON — With significant numbers of veterans completing military service and deployments overseas and returning to civilian life in the U.S. comes the challenge of providing the tools they may need to successfully make that transition.
Westerly Hospital and the Charlestown Ambulance Rescue Service will host events this month to highlight the role of first responders in the community.
HOPE VALLEY — Wood River Health Services is participating in a statewide campaign to collect sanitary products for women and girls who cannot afford to buy them.
CHARLESTOWN — Fire damaged a Riverview Drive home Tuesday night when a wasp nest recently built inside a wall was ignited by heat from a wood stove pipe, fire officials said.
The Rhode Island Division of Motor Vehicles said this week that the state has received full certification through the federal Department of Homeland Security of its Real ID license. Since December 2018, Rhode Island customers have had the option of receiving a Real ID license. “We are proud …
WOOD RIVER JCT. — Rehearsing their spring production of the Broadway musical "Newsies," the members of the Chariho Theatre Company had an opportunity to spend an afternoon honing their performances with one of the original cast members.
HOPE VALLEY — New York art teacher and renowned graffiti artist Paul 145 was the guest of honor recently at Hope Valley Elementary School. The visit, arranged by Hope Valley parent and artist Leah Benjamin, was a special activity reflecting the school’s focus on the visual arts.
When officers collected unused and unwanted prescriptions on Saturday as part of the biannual National Drug Take Back Day, they expected to receive a mix of everything from vitamins to end-of-life painkillers. They weren’t disappointed.
PROVIDENCE — Prices for a gallon of gas are up 13 cents in the past week in Rhode Island, and 53 cents since mid-February, AAA reported Monday, saying the latest increases came a week after the U.S. State Department ended waivers for countries to import oil from Iran.
WOOD RIVER JCT. — When high school students start the new school year in September, they will have several new courses to choose from, and those choices will grow again for the 2020-2021 school year.
PORTLAND, Maine — The tradition of releasing balloons at weddings, birthdays and memorials may soon get deflated by lawmakers in more than half a dozen states.
HOPKINTON — In Washington D.C., marching alongside Eagle Scouts from all over the country in celebration of the Boy Scouts’ 100-year anniversary, Alan Whittaker developed a passion nearly 10 years in the making: a Rhode Island license plate that celebrated Scouting.
PROVIDENCE — Here are highlights from news and events that took place in the General Assembly last week. For more information on any of these items visit http://www.rilegislature.gov/pressrelease