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Key Trust Document Shows Bishop of Providence Has Oversight of Failed St. Joseph Pension Fund

Bishop Thomas Tobin

GoLocal has secured a key Trust document for the failed St. Joseph Health Services pension fund which shows that the Bishop of Providence has sweeping...

NEW: Up to 6 Inches of Snow Expected to Hit RI on Saturday

The first snowstorm of the season is set to hit Rhode Island. The National Weather Service says that there is a100% chance of...

New PawSox Deal: Cost Spikes to $85M — 16% Increase UPDATED

Chair of the PawSox Larry Lucchino

The new PawSox deal is out and the amount of bonding requested for the project increased by 16 percent for Rhode Island taxpayers. The new number...

United Nurses and Allied Professional Urge Rhode Islanders To Call Tobin


Nearly three thousand active and retired participants in the St. Joseph Health Services of Rhode Island Pension fund -- nurses and healthcare workers from Our...

STATE BUDGET: “The Numbers Scare You to Death,” Says House Finance Chair Abney

House Finance Chair Marvin Abney

The ever-growing budget problem in Rhode Island is triggering deep concerns from the key fiscal legislator, House Finance Committee Chair Marvin Abney.

Brown Releases Statement on Hazing Allegations Against Men’s Varsity Swim & Dive Team

Brown University has released a statement regarding its investigation of allegations of hazing against the men’s varsity swimming and diving team.

RI Has 6th Worst Elderly Abuse Protections in U.S., Says Study

Rhode Island is one of the worst states in the country when it comes to elderly abuse protections. 

Raimondo Orders U.S. & RI Flags to Fly at Half-Staff for Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day

Pearl Harbor

Rhode Island Governor Gina Raimondo has ordered that the U.S. and Rhode Island flags at all state facilities and buildings be flown at half-staff...

Judge Stern Orders Diocese to Expedite Production of Documents to Special Investigator

The usually calm Superior Court Judge Brian Stern showed signs of frustration with the legal machinations of the Diocese attorney Howard Merten during a Superior...

Councilman Claims Providence Schools Misspending $4 Million

Providence City Councilman and Finance Chair John Igliozzi

Providence City Councilman John Igliozzi is calling out the Providence school department for requesting millions in new positions and benefits, after getting nearly $4 million in...

TIME’s Person of the Year


The announcement has been named and TIME's person of the year is not Donald Trump. He did win in 2016. 

Environment RI “Heartbroken” Over Trump’s Decision to Cut Over $2 Million Acres of Land

President Donald Trump

Environment Rhode Island released a statement saying that they were "heartbroken" by President Donald Trump's announcement that he plans to cut over two...

URI Flips on Flynn’s Honorary Degree, Questions Raised About Jackson and Sexual Harassment Charges

Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn (RET) and Jesse Jackson

On Friday, a University of Rhode Island spokesperson told GoLocal that she expected the University to review retired Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn&rsquo...

It’s Official: Jay Leno is a Newport Homeowner

Jay Leno

It's official: Jay Leno is a Newport homeowner. Now, GoLocal has learned that Leno's has purchased Seafair at 254 Ocean Avenue in Newport --...

INVESTIGATION: Diocese Underfunded St. Joseph Pension Fund by $100 Million

Bishop Thomas Tobin

A GoLocal investigation has found that over forty plus years, the Diocese of Providence underfunded the St. Joseph Health Service pension fund by more than $100...

Whitcomb: Providence as Hotel Heaven? Cape Wind Is Dead; ‘Handicapped Parking’ Crackdown

Robert Whitcomb

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

Professor Who Has Predicted Last 8 Elections, Says Trump Will Be Impeached

President Donald Trump

American University's Allan Lichtman, dubbed the "Prediction Professor" for accurately calling almost every presidential election since 1984, including the 2016 election, has forecasted the...

Coming Monday - INVESTIGATION: The Real Cost of the St. Joseph Pension Fund Collapse

COMING MONDAY: An ongoing GoLocal investigation into the largest pension failure in Rhode Island State history takes a dramatic turn.

URI May Rescind Honorary Degree to General Michael Flynn

Michael Flynn, Receiving Honorary Degree at URI

General Michael Flynn received an honorary degree from his alma mater the University of Rhode Island in 2014, and the University’s spokeswoman tells GoLocal...

Rep. Lancia to Propose Study Commission on National Grid

Rep. Lancia

Representative Robert Lancia is proposing legislation to develop a study commission on the overall business practices of National Grid this upcoming legislative session. This proposal...

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