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The Future of Memorial Hospital, Guest MINDSETTER™ Feroce

Giovanni Feroce

Upon reading of the vote to close Memorial Hospital in Pawtucket, RI, I was asked what I would do in response to this closing. Mental...

video: Caught in Providence: The Name Francesco

For 24 years Judge Caprio has been trying to get someone to name their baby after him, to no avail.  See what happens in the...

Raimondo Calls for Delorenzo to Step Down from RI Democratic Party Leadership

Governor Gina Raimondo

Rhode Island Governor Gina Raimondo is calling for former State Representative Joe Delorenzo to step down from his position as 2nd Vice Chair of the...

Warwick School Committee and Teachers’ Union Reach Tentative Agreement, Says Mediator

Warwick Mayor Scott Avedisian

Attorney Vincent Ragosta, the state-appointed mediator, announced on Thursday morning that mediation has produced a tentative agreement between the Warwick Teachers’ Union and the...

LIVE: RI’s Director of Veterans Affairs Yarn Talks About Efforts to Reach Out to Vets in Need

Kasim Yarn, Director of Veterans Affairs for Rhode Island, appeared on GoLocal LIVE to talk about his "Town Hall" tour of all 39 cities and towns...

State Police, Kilmartin Issue Statement on Rep. Tanzi’s Allegations of Sexual Harassment

The Rhode Island State Police and Attorney General Peter Kilmartin have released a joint statement regarding Representative Teresa Tanzi’s allegations of sexual harassment.

Is Rhode Island’s Healthcare System Near Collapse?

Is time running out for RI's healthcare system?

Rhode Island's healthcare system has taken a slew of stinging blows. The latest hit was on Tuesday when Care New England's board voted...

Top Female Political Consultant Coyne-McCoy Blasts Sexual Harassment “Commission”

Coyne-McCoy

Leading political consultant Kate Coyne-McCoy is blasting the announcement by Speaker Nick Mattiello's office that legislation to create a "study commission" on sexual harassment...

Tough Questions Emerging for the PawSox Proposal

Larry Lucchino testifying before House Finance

The PawSox and Pawtucket city officials have now appeared before a plethora of House and Senate hearings across the state and some significant questions are...

Oliver Hazard Perry Refutes Running Aground, Responds to Newport Incident

Oliver Hazard Perry. Photo: U.S. Coast Guard

The Oliver Hazard Perry is refuting a report by the Coast Guard that it ran aground in an incident on Sunday night. The...

Providence Police to Start Enforcement of “Do Not Block the Box” Initiative

The Providence Police Department will begin enforcement of their “Do Not Block the Box” initiative by monitoring two intersections within the...

Is it Good for RI, If Amazon HQ2 Goes to Boston?

Sally Lapides, Residential Properties

Conventional wisdom is that whatever is good for Boston is also good for Rhode Island, but that may not be totally true. Moreover, if Boston...

CCRI Faculty Give President Hughes “Failing Grade” on New January Session

CCRI President Meghan Hughes

The Community College of Rhode Island announced that in 2018, it is instituting a "January Session" as an interim academic period -- which the CCRI Faculty...

EDITORIAL: Providence’s Grisly Decline

Shawn Montrond, age 25, has died. He was shot on Friendship Street last week and then died on Saturday night after being hospitalized for days. ...

SSV Oliver Hazard Perry, Newport Tall Ship Runs Aground

Coast Guard photo of the Oliver Perry

It is the first ocean-going, full-rigged ship to be built in the United States in over 100 years, and it is designed for education, but Sunday...

Robert Whitcomb: ‘All-Electric’ Future; Worcester Better Run? Genocidal Columbus? Another Religious

Robert Whitcomb

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

video: Caught in Providence: Good Representation

He's had 31 tickets, but his counselor appeals to the Judge's known compassion. 

Should Hospital Merger Process Be Changed After St. Joseph Pension Fund Receivership?

Governor Gina Raimondo

The collapse of the St. Joseph pension fund has placed the state's Hospital Conversion Act, and subsequent revisions, under public scrutiny.  Specifically, in...

video: Paolino, Raimondo Kick Off Construction of $30M Hilton Homewood Suites in Providence

City and state leaders kicked off construction of the $30M Hilton Homewood Suites in Providence on Thursday.

Rhode Island’s top elected officials and former Providence Mayor Joe Paolino, along with First Bristol Corporation, celebrated the groundbreaking of the $30 million Homewood...

Five Major Developments in St. Joseph Pension Fund Collapse

Retirees have gotten active in their demands of the Diocese of Providence.

This has been a critical week in the effort to unveil the underlying issues in the St. Joseph Health Services' pension fund collapse. First, GoLocalProv...

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