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slides: The Top 30 Highest Paid Providence School Employees

The top 30 highest paid school employees in Providence schools earn between $136,000 on the low end to nearly $240,000 at the top.

In Case You Missed It: Highest Paid Providence School Employees

"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....

Gerald Carbone: Seth Luther, Rhode Island’s Labor Day Hero

Labor Day may conjure up images of barbeques and beaches, but this national holiday has radical roots, some of which were planted in Rhode Island.

GoLocalProv is delighted to announce that award-winning journalist Gerald Carbone has joined GoLocalProv as a weekly MINDSETTER. Look for his observations and illuminations of the...

Rhode Island Ranked Least Tax-Friendly State for Retirees

Labor Day is once again right around the corner, and while the long weekend marks the unofficial end of summer, it is also intended to...

UPDATE: RI Dept. of Health Announces All Beaches Now Open

The Rhode Island Department of Health reports that all local beaches are currently open for swimming.

The Rhode Island Department of Health (HEALTH) has announced this afternoon that all Rhode Island beaches will now be open for swimming this Labor Day...

NEW: Three Popular RI Beaches Closed Headed into Labor Day Weekend

Three local beaches, including Scarborough Beach in Narragansett, are currently closed due to high bacteria levels.

Labor Day Weekend and going to the beach may be synonymous here in Rhode Island, but residents might not be able to visit their favorite...

The Highest Paid School Employees in Providence

The top 30 highest paid employees in the Providence School Department earned a total of $4.5 million in pay and benefits last year and are largely comprised...

NEW: Plans for New RI Veterans Home Get Federal Approval

The RI Veterans Home provides quality nursing and residential care to all Rhode Island war veterans.

Governor Lincoln D. Chafee has announced that the United States Department of Veterans Affairs (DVA) has approved the design concept for the new Rhode Island...

Providence Mom Seeks Dog’s Owner to Avoid Rabies Shot for Son

A Providence mother is looking for help to find a local dog owner.  The hope is that a dog last seen on Wickenden can...

slides: How Rhode Island’s Colleges Performed On Latest National Rankings

The University of Rhode Island has been named to Washington Monthly's new Best Bang for the Buck list.

It's no coincidence that "ranking season"--the release of major national rankings of America's colleges and universities--coincides with the migration of hundreds of...

NEW: Chafee Supports Initial Ruling in 38 Studios Case

Chafee, who became governor after the 38 Studios loan was granted, publicly campaigned against the deal.

A Rhode Island judged has ruled that Rhode Island's Economic Development Corporation may proceed with most of its lawsuit against former Red Sox pitcher...

Julia Steiny: Public Admits Being ‘Clueless’ About Education

I have been, in Facebook lingo, a lurker rather than a poster regarding the new national initiative: the Common Core Standards (CCS).

Miss Universe Olivia Culpo Gets Her Own Street in Cranston

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It's time to chalk up yet another accolade for Cranston-native and 2012 Miss Universe winner Olivia Culpo. In addition to holding a key to the...

Providence Drivers Are Third-Worst in the Country

Providence drivers may not be the worst in the country, but they're pretty close.

Rhode Island is home to some of the most dangerous drivers in the country, according to the ninth annual Allstate’s America’s...

Child-Care Worker Unionization Battle Heats Up in Rhode Island

Earlier this year, the Rhode Island General Assembly approved legislation, which was signed into law by Governor Chafee, allowing child-care workers who receive state assistance...

Rhode Island Lost $1 Billion in Personal Income from 2000 to 2010

A recent report shows that Rhode Island lost $1 billion in personal income between 2000 and 2010.

While a recent report by the Rhode Island Division of Planning showed that the state is expected to experience a slight growth in...

NEW: RI to Receive Nearly $7 Million to Enhance Public Safety

RI's emergency preparedness is set for an upgrade thanks to a grant from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

In an effort to enhance public safety and strengthen Rhode Island’s emergency preparedness, Rhode Island’s Congressional Delegation has announced that the...

NEW: RIPTA Fall Service Changes Will Impact Two-Dozen Routes

Will RIPTA's latest changes affect your daily commute? Photo: Adam E. Moreira

In an effort to ensure that transit resources are directed where they’re most needed, the Rhode Island Public Transit Authority (RIPTA) has begun...

Dan Lawlor: Old Providence Dies With The Closing Of Eddie & Son

The closing last week of Eddie & Son Diner finalizes the death of the Old Providence--for better, for worse.

Back in February, I wrote, "Five years from now, Downtown should still have the Dorrance and Eddie & Son. Each serves a role." Eddie &...

In Case You Missed It: New England’s Top 50 Public High Schools

With back to school looming in New England, it's the perfect time to look at the 50 public, charter, and technical high schools that top...

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