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East Siders Hit by BB Gun Drive By - Part of a National Trend?

Drive by BB gun shooting from YouTube. (Photo not of Providence).

Two East Siders said the were shot by BB gun pellets and part of a drive-by this weekend, according to posts on social media.

Providence’s “Three-Dog Limit” is Fiscal Tyranny: Guest MINDSETTER™ Espinal

Let me tell you a little love story that ends in fiscal tyranny. 

Wired: 2010 Part 2, A Book by Paul Caranci

Each week, GoLocalProv will publish a chapter of the book Wired: The Shocking True Story of Political Corruption and the FBI Informant Who Risked...

Former Brown VP of Public Affairs Freid to Speak at Committee on Foreign Relations Meeting

Laura Freid

Former Brown University Vice President of Public Affairs Laura Freid will be the guest speaker at the June 14 meeting for the Providence Committee on...

Weiss: Assistance to Employee Caregivers Good for Everyone’s Bottom Line

Days ago, AARP and the Respect a Caregiver’s Time Coalition (ReACT) released a report detailing innovative practices and policies of 14 organizations to support...

Robert Whitcomb: WPA-Style Work for Panhandlers; Pollyanna’s Economic Forecasts

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...

Providence City Council Staffer Threatens Councilman

City Hall Spat

Thursday was a quiet afternoon in Providence City Hall until about 4:00 PM when junior Providence city council staffer Michael Cotungo blew up and started screaming...

Former Providence City Council President Fargnoli Passes Away at 93

Evelyn Fargnoli (Photo: Maceroni Funeral Home).

Evelyn Fargnoli, the first female Providence City Council President, has passed away at the age of 93. 

video: Caught in Providence: Church Choir

A woman is in front of Judge Frank Caprio because of multiple outdated parking tickets. She tries to sing her way out of it. 

Will RI DMV Rollout Be Another UHIP?

Governor Gina Raimondo's administration has been plagued by technology missteps

The early signs for the rollout of the new Rhode Island Division of Motor Vehicle computer system are not good. Presently, social media is littered...

RI League of Charter Schools Names Oliveira Executive Director

Keith Oliveira

The Rhode Island League of Charter Schools has named Keith Oliveira, former president of the Providence School Board, as its new Executive Director. ​

Regulate RI Proposes Marijuana Legalization Compromise; Speaker’s Office Says Too Late This Session

Regulate RI Director Jared Moffat

Regulate Rhode Island and their legislative allies proposed “incremental legalization” as a compromise for marijuana legalization. But, within minutes Speaker of the...

Top Attorney Wistow Urged Criminal Charges Be Levied on 38 Studios, But AG and RISP Did Not Pursue

Attorney General Peter Kilmartin and Col. Steven O'Donnell

One of Rhode Island's top attorneys, Max Wistow, told the Rhode Island State Police that the State of Rhode Island had grounds for pursuing...

RI’s Christopher Calvin Identified as Lost USS Normandy Sailor

Chris Calvin Photo via US Fleet Forces

Rhode Island native Fire Controlman 2nd Class Christopher Calvin has been identified by the Navy as the lost USS Normandy Sailor who fell...

“RIers for Affordable Energy”  Launched to Support Invenergy Project in Burrillville

Rhode Islanders for Affordable Energy launches to fight high energy costs

The battle is on. "Rhode Islanders for Affordable Energy" announced the formation of a coalition of "homeowners, large and small business owners, tradesmen and women,...

Rep. Morgan, Republican Caucus Renews Call to Repeal Tolls

Patricia Morgan

House Minority Leader Patricia Morgan and the Republican caucus are renewing calls to repeal the toll law.  This comes after the caucus produced day...

RIDOT Selects Kapsch as Contractor for Tolling Program

RIDOT Director Peter Alviti Jr.

The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) signed a contract with Kapsch Traffic Com IVHS inc. to design and build the all-electronic tolling...

Arcadia Natural Resources & Visitors Center to Have Little Traffic Impact, Says New Study

Arcadia Natural Resources & Visitors Center PHOTO: RI DEM

A study done by engineering firm Gordon R. Archibald (GRA) found that the potential traffic generated by the proposed Arcadia Natural Resources &...

Harvard Rescinds Admission for Social Media Violations; Brown Says They Don’t “Actively” Monitor

Brown says it does not

The Harvard Crimson reported that ten incoming Harvard students had their admissions rescinded for social media chat posts that were vulgar or racist.  Brown...

Proposed Renewable Energy Mandates Would Further Harm RI Economy, Guest MINDSETTER™ Stenhouse

Representative Deborah Ruggiero

Rhode Island families and businesses already suffer from some of the highest energy prices in the nation. This Tuesday, our state’s full House...

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