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RI’s Best Communities 2016: See Who is #1—RI’ Best Communities 2016: Look who is #1

NEW: Raimondo Called a Republican by Mika on Morning Joe—NEW: Raimondo Called a Republican by Mika on…

#39 to #1: Rhode Island’s Best Communities 2016—#39 to #1: Rhode Island’s Best Communities 2016

Methodology: Rhode Island’s Best Communities 2016—Methodology: Rhode Island's Best Communities 2016

Bob Whitcomb’s Digital Diary: Coyotes on the East Side, Jack Black, and Comm. on Foreign Relations—Bob Whitcomb’s Digital Diary: Coyotes on the East…

Tim Kaine Cheat Sheet: Get to Know Clinton’s VP—Tim Kaine Cheat Sheet: Get to Know Clinton's…

What if Jimmy Garoppolo Gets Injured?—What if Jimmy Garoppolo Gets Injured?

Law Enforcement Fatalities Spike 78% in 2016—Law Enforcement Fatalities Spike 78% in 2016

Brown Grad Produces Blistering Documentary About School’s Political Correctness—Brown Grad Produces Blistering Documentary About School's Political…

Former PC Star Ben Bentil Signs 3-Year Deal With Celtics—Former PC Star Ben Bentil Signs 3-Year Deal…

 
 
 

#39 to #1: Rhode Island’s Best Communities 2016

Photo: Timothy Burling, via FLCKR

The results are in -- here are GoLocalProv's Annual Rhode Island's Best Communities 2016.

Finding the Best Community in Rhode Island

Southeast Light, Block Island, photo: MJM Photographie, FLCKR

Idyllic Little Compton, the wide open spaces of Exeter, or the urban excitement of Providence - where is the best place to live in Rhode...

Two Top Mayors React to 2016 Best Communities Rankings

Warwick Mayor Scott Avedisian - moved up 6 spots

What make for a great community? For the Mayor of the fourth ranked city in GoLocalProv's Rhode Island's Best Communities ranking, it is...

Bob Whitcomb’s Digital Diary: Coyotes on the East Side, Jack Black, and Comm. on Foreign Relations

Bob Whitcomb

Bob Whitcomb's weekly examination of everything that is important. Only Whitcomb offers such a collection of insights of the global and local issues that...

Law Enforcement Fatalities Spike 78% in 2016

According to a National Law Enforcement Memorial Fund report, shooting deaths of law enforcement officers have risen 78% in the first half of 2016 compared to last...

video: Brown Grad Produces Blistering Documentary About School’s Political Correctness

Brown Grad Rob Montz

A new documentary by Brown University grad Rob Montz points a highly critical lens at the move by faculty and students to block free speech...

In Providence, Maybe We Are Not As Educated As We Think We Are

Providence may not be as educated as we think we are.  Disappointingly, we rank far behind most of New England, according to a new...

President Reagan Shooter Hinckley Jr. to be Released to Home Stay

On Wednesday, a federal judge ruled that John Hinckley Jr. who attempted to assassinate President Ronald Reagan in a hope to impress actress Jodie Foster...

EDITORIAL: Democrats, Rhode Island, and the Nation Lost with the Death of Mark Weiner

Mark Weiner

Mark Weiner could call Presidents of the United States and they picked up or called him back (at least the Democratic ones).  For two...

Former RI Democratic Party Chair Weiner Passes Away

Longtime Democratic operative Mark Weiner has passed away. Photo: Jackie Robinson Foundation

Longtime Rhode Island Democratic operative Mark Weiner has passed away at the age of 62. 

Man Dies at Salve Regina Library According to President Gerety

Salve Regina President Jane Gerety announced late Tuesday night that a man tragically died in the University's library. 

Proposed Providence Pension Changes Could Cost City $4 Million

Mayor Jorge Elorza and the City of Providence could be tackling major pension decisions -- with major budgetary implications -- in the near future.

Consultants to the City of Providence are recommending that the city's pension system lower its expected rate of return from 8.25% to 8%, in a move...

NEW: Esserman Placed on Leave in New Haven After Reports of Berating Waitress (UPDATED)

Dean Esserman placed on leave in New Haven following public incident -- and no-confidence vote by union.

Former Providence Police Chief Dean Esserman is taking a leave of absence as Police Chief in New Haven.

Rescue 1 Responding: Chapter 7 & 8, a Book by Michael Morse

I always thought that a day in the life of a Providence Firefighter assigned to the EMS division would make a great book. One day...

Providence Has Paid D’Amico Nearly $175K Since He Quit, Total Comp Hits $1M

Michael D'Amico has been paid nearly $175K by the City of Providence.

Former Director of Administration for the City of Providence under Angel Taveras Michael D'Amico has been paid nearly $175,000 in consulting fees by both the...

Who’s Investigating Providence Police Beating Caught on Tape?

The video of Providence police punching a woman is being investigated by the department. Is there anyone else looking into it?

The recent video of a Providence police officer seen punching a woman is under investigation by the Providence police -- but now that police officers...

Concerns Sparked by Convicted Felon’s Suboxone Clinic on Wickenden St.

A suboxone therapy clinic on Wickenden Street in Providence was opened by a convicted felon, and Providence residents have raised concerns.

A former Rhode Island tax preparer who was sentenced to 27 months in federal prison by the Department of Justice has opened a suboxone therapy clinic...

Mayor Elorza’s Proposed $40 Million Bond Program Goes Down in Finance Committee

The proposed $40 million bond program by Mayor Jorge Elorza went down Thursday night before the Finance Committee. Members of the Providence City Council citing concerns...

Vault Nightclub Forced to Close Again Following Shooting, Hit with More Sanctions

The Vault nightclub will be forced to close -- once again -- following a recent shooting outside.

The Providence Board of Licenses voted on Thursday to close The Vault nightclub on Federal Hill for an additional five days following a recent shooting...

Superior Court Rules Against DOH in Former Sen. Blais Case, Awards $43,000 to Kelly and Mancini

Superior Court Judge Daniel Procaccini

Superior Court Judge Daniel Procaccini has hit the Rhode Island Department of Health with a ruling that will force the State of Rhode Island to...

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