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The fourth annual Brain Week Rhode Island (brainweekri) will take place from March 9-17 in multiple locations in Rhode Island. The event is a singular celebration of the brain, featuring cerebrally stimulating panels and presentations on the most current more
By DANIEL KITTREDGE The site remains a landmark in the truest Rhode Island sense, known to many residents and passers-by as the old Blockbuster Video. But inside the building at 350 Park Ave. in Cranston, a vibrant new world has emerged - one focused on more
By JOHN HOWELL What once was the neighborhood Benny's location on Warwick Avenue will become a larger Ocean State Job Lot serving the northern end of the city by Labor Day. The Carpionato Group - which bought 29 Benny's stores after the chain closed in more
By DANIEL KITTREDGE A Cranston native and accomplished tennis coach is among dozens of people facing charges in connection with what one federal official has described as an international college admissions bribery and money laundering scandal." Gordon" more
On April 20, more than 100 people joined the Takian family to dedicate the gym at Western Hills Middle Schoolas the Charles “Chet” Takian Gymnasium. Chet, as he was affectionately known, was a … more
A tax increase of 2.37 percent included in the proposed $298-million city budget plan for the coming fiscal year will allow Cranston to make “necessary investments” in education, infrastructure, … more
By JOHN HOWELL Michael Vieira of Warwick was one of the lucky Stop & Shop shoppers. He wasn't inconvenienced by the strike of five locals of the United Food Commercial Workers that put many of the company's 31,000 workers in three states on the picket more
By JOHN HOWELL The designation for T.F. Green Airport is PVD, or Providence, which has been a bone of contention for Warwick officials for decades. That's not going to change, although with Sun Country Airlines' announcement Tuesday, the airport will more
WPRI political and economic reporter Ted Nesi may be one of the best known names in televised news in Rhode Island, but he’s very worried about the future of state and local journalism. … more
Senate votes to approve mobile sports wagering The Senate approved legislation introduced by Senate President Dominick J. Ruggerio (D-Dist. 4, North Providence, Providence) that would allow mobile sports wagering through the Twin River casinos in Lincoln more
In pledging to maintain a course to build the economy and jobs after taking the oath as Speaker of the House, Rep. Nicholas Mattiello listed the voters of District 15 among the first to … more
By IAN WEINER Rhode Island has seen a milder flu season so far this year than in 2017-2018, as there have been significantly less deaths and hospital visits associated with the virus. “I … more
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