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NEW: Bristol Named Best Place for 4th of July by Huffington Post

The Huffington Post listed Bristol as one of the top places in the country for 4th of July festivities, naturally.

A new ranking on the Huffington Post tells us something we already know: Bristol is one of the top spots in America to celebrate...

General Assembly Nears End - Five Things You Need to Know

The 2013 Rhode Island General Assembly session continued late into the night once again on Tuesday, with both the House and Senate heading back Wednesday afternoon...

Julia Steiny: Best Beach Read—Paul Tough’s ‘How Children Succeed’

Former New York Times journalist Paul Tough has written a truly enjoyable book on education.

Finally, an "up" book about education.  I smiled broadly as I read through Paul Tough's How Children Succeed.  Granted, the book...

Taveras Admin’s Decision to Close Pool Called Political and Racist

A leading civil rights leader says the motivation is racist, two Providence City Council members say the decision is political, and national studies show the...

slides: GoLocal Looks At Providence’s Public Pools

In the wake of the city of Providence closing the Davey Lopes Recreation Center’s pool to protest and critism, GoLocalProv reporter Monica White...

NEW: Providence Named One of America’s Snobbiest Cities

Providence ranks as the 8th snobbiest city in the country, while San Francisco, Boston, and New York City claimed the top spots.

Providence is one of the country's snobbiest cities, according to an article by Travel + Leisure magazine. The city came in 8th out of 20 cities...

RI’s Biggest Legislation Passed in 2013

The 2013 Rhode Island legislative session has been one of the most controversial and longest.  This session is now reaching into July and the budget,...

NEW: Binder Withdraws from 2014 State Rep Race

Mark Binder, who ran against Gordon Fox in 2012 and announced earlier this year he would be running for State Rep in District 4 in 2014, declared he...

Leonardo Angiulo: What You May Not Know About The DOMA Decision

The Supreme Court's decision in United States v. Windsor to overturn the Defense of Marriage Act's (also known as “DOMA”) definition...

In Case You Missed It: NE Colleges With The Highest Paid Grads

Bryant University in Smithfield was one of two Rhode Island colleges with the highest-paid graduates in New England.

"In Case You Missed It," GoLocal's Saturday feature, puts the week's top stories in one easy place for you to review and read....

slides: New England Colleges With The Highest Paid Grads

Two Rhode Island schools rank among the top 25 in New England based on salaries of recent graduates. Brown University came in at #10 on http://www...

Rhode Island Ranked #2 in States that Bet on Big Sin

Rhode Island is the #2 state in the country that "bets on big sin," according to report issued this week on bloomberg.com -- and taxes...

NEW: Large Bear On The Loose in Scituate

Police in North Scituate are warning residents by phone of a large bear on the loose, spotted in the RI town this morning.

A large bear is on the loose in Scituate, Rhode Island, according to the Scituate Police Department, which has sent robocall warnings to Scituate residents...

NEW: RI Retirement System Named Small Public Plan of the Year

Why is the General Treasurer smiling? The state's retirement system has just been named the Small Public Plan of the Year by Institutional Investor magazine.

The Employees' Retirement System of Rhode Island was named the Small Public Plan of the Year for its innovations and achievement in managing its $7.7 billion...

LISTEN- New England Colleges With The Highest Paid Grads

Two Rhode Island schools rank among the top 25 in New England based on salaries of recent graduates. Brown University came in at #10 on http://www...

INVESTIGATION: Despite Reform, Pensions Will Cost RI More in 2013

Despite pension reform taking effect, the cost of the state retirement system has increased this year by about $20 million, according to state financial records and...

NEW: Brown, RIC, URI, to Advance South Street Power Station Redevelopment

The South Street Power Station — “Dynamo House” — is a former Narragansett Electric/National Grid power plant that was operational from 1912 through the early 1990s. The property has been vacant since 1999.

Brown University accounced today plans to advance a comprehensive redevelopment project in Providence’s Jewelry District, in collaboration with the State of Rhode Island...

Providence + Worcester Named Smartest Cities 2013 By Lumosity

When Providence combined forces with Worcester in a statistical cluster, the cities emerged as one of the smartest in the US, acccording to Luminosity.

It took Providence’s and Worcester’s combined intellectual powers, but together the two cities ranked #28 in a new Smartest Cities 2013 ranking from...

LISTEN- Pensions Will Cost RI More in 2013 Despite Reform

Despite pension reform taking effect, the cost of the state retirement system has increased this year by about $20 million, according to state financial records and...

NEW: RI House, Senate Finance Approve Budget

The Rhode Island House of Representatives approved a fiscal year 2014 budget Wednesday night by a vote of 52-20.  The full Senate is expected to take up the budget on Thursday following Senate Finance voting it out of committee Wednesday night.

The Rhode Island House of Representatives approved a $8.2 billion state budget for state fiscal year 2014 shortly after 8 PM this evening, which contained the highly contested...

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