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Governor Gina M. Raimondo is inviting all Rhode Islanders to attend this year's Christmas Tree Lighting celebration at the State House. The festivities will take place this Thursday at 5 p.m. Governor Raimondo, First Gentleman Andy Moffit and their kids more
By PAM SCHIFF For the past 10 years Mayor Fung has invited Chabad Rabbi, Yossi Laufer and the Jewish community to join in the lighting of the menorah at City Hall. What has been a traditionally happy celebration throughout history; Chanukah tells the 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
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
By DANIEL KITTREDGE Gaspee Days are here again. The annual celebration - which commemorates the 1772 burning of the HMS Gaspee, one of the formative events of the American Revolution - kicks off Saturday, May 18, with the Proclamation Ceremony in more
By ETHAN HARTLEY The Rhode Island Department of Children, Youth and Families (DCYF) reported on Friday that it is committed to making widespread systemic changes and continuing ongoing reforms in order to better serve vulnerable children and families and more
Creation of a new Diversity Committee focused on making the city’s workforce more reflective of the broader Cranston community received the unanimous backing of the City Council on Monday. “To … more
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