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Two Plead Guilty to Trafficking Fentanyl-Laced Heroin Into Rhode Island

Two Providence residents pleaded guilty in federal court in Providence on Monday to trafficking a kilogram of fentanyl-laced heroin to Rhode Island from New York.

Ghiorse: Jose Update Monday AM

John Ghiorse

While Jose is still classified as a Category 1 hurricane this morning, its appearance on satellite imagery is looking more ragged and disorganized. The storm is...

Robert Whitcomb: Low Rating for Cybersecurity; Low Wages and Benny’s Demise

Robert Whitcomb, Columnist

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...

Ghiorse Update: Hurricane Jose Moves Towards New England

John Ghiorse

Hurricane Jose is currently moving slowly northwestward from a position close to 1000 miles south of Rhode Island. 

Guest MINDSETTER™ Ward: Do Not Pass Paid Sick Leave Legislation Yet

As an owner of a home care agency, I have lived through good times and bad in my business, but I have never been as...

“I’m Done with Elorza,” Says Providence Councilwoman Harris Following Housing Announcement

Councilwoman Mary Kay Harris

Providence Councilwoman Mary Kay Harris is blasting Mayor Jorge Elorza for taking credit for the sale of Barbara Jordan I, the privately owned development on...

NEW: Elorza Refuses to Conduct Full Traffic, Economic Impact Studies for New Providence Bike Lanes

Providence Mayor Jorge Elorza announced Friday that he is vetoing a recent City Council resolution requesting that full traffic and economic impact studies be conducted...

Over 35,000 RI Children Still Live in Poverty, Says New Report

More than 35,000 Rhode Island children are living in poverty

More than 35,000 Rhode Island children are living in poverty across the state, though overall the child poverty rate is declining, according to new data released...

Over 2,000 Volunteers Expected to Take Part in Save The Bay’s Coastal Cleanup

Save the Bay's  Coastal Cleanup

Over 2,000 Rhode Island volunteers are expected to take part in Save The Bay’s Coastal Cleanup on Saturday at beaches across the...

video: ABC6’s Caught in Providence: Beatles Fan

Her love for The Beatles has the Judge reminiscing, but that doesn't necessarily help her case.

Bishop Tobin ‘Prays for Swift and Positive Resolution’ for St. Joseph’s Retirees, Despite Role

Bishop Tobin is

In this week’s edition of the Rhode Island Catholic, the newspaper of the Diocese of Providence,  Bishop Thomas Tobin breaks his silence...

Democrats, Labor Stack Hearing for PawSox Funding Scheme at RI State House

Larry Lucchino (left) and Pawtucket Mayor Donald Grebien (right) plead their case on Thursday night.

Proponents of a new, taxpayer-supported ballpark for the Pawtucket Red Sox spoke for the first four hours of the first Rhode Island Senate hearing ...

John Ghiorse: Jose Update Friday PM

John Ghiorse

Now that Harvey and Irma are no longer and are more or less out of the major daily headlines, my attention has turned to Jose,...

URI’s Metcalf Institute to Host Free Webinars on Navigating Natural Disasters

Hurricane Harvey PHOTO: Texas National Guard

Following the destruction of Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma, the University of Rhode Island's (URI) Metcalf Institute will host free webinars to explore...

RI Voters Should Decide Fate of Proposed PawSox Stadium, Says Taxpayer Group

Mike Stenhouse

The Rhode Island Center for Freedom and Prosperity is recommending that the voters of Rhode Island should decide the fate of the proposed...

Restaurant Pioneer Sylvia Moubayed of CAV Dies at 80

Sylvia Moubayed, CAV

Sylvia Moubayed, who transformed the eating experience in Providence when she combined fine dining and art in the same environment, has died at age 80.

Cost of Fixing RI School Buildings are $2.2 Billion, Says Report

School buildings in every district of the state received a failing grade in Rhode Island’s first ever “Schoolhouses Report.”

RI Is Not Very Happy, Says New Study

RI Is Not Very Happy, Says New Study

Rhode Island is not a very happy state. According to a recent study completed by WalletHub, Rhode Island is ranked as the 33rd happiest...

RI Loses 1,000 Jobs in Less than a Week - Leaders Weigh In

First Benny's, now Alexion -- two RI employers are closing their doors, to the tune of 1,000 jobs.

Rhode Island Governor Gina Raimondo is usually the first to announce when there are good job numbers to report; however she has been noticeably absent...

Kilmartin Lawyer Who Approved St. Joseph’s Sale to CharterCARE Leaves AG After 23 Years

Assistant AG Martin leaves in midst of St. Joseph bankruptcy PHOTO: LINKEDIN

For nearly 23 years, Genevieve Martin served in the Attorney General’s office and most recently as an Assistant Attorney General and Chief of the...

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