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RI Parents Battle State Over Mandated Vaccinations

The Rhode Island ACLU is fighting a mandatory flu vaccine proposal that would expel unvaccinated children from school.

NEW:  Zainyeh to Leave Chafee Office

George Zainyeh

Governor Lincoln D. Chafee today announced that his Chief of Staff, George Zainyeh, is leaving his post to pursue other opportunities.

NECAP Results Show 73% of RI Students Meet Math Grad Requirement

The Rhode Island Department of Education has released results from the October NECAP, and assessment results  show that 73 percent of the current high-school seniors...

CONSUMER ALERT: Yahoo Notifies AG Kilmartin of Security Breach

Yahoo Mail users may have had their passwords compromised through a third-party application. The company recently identified a coordinated effort to gain unauthorized access to...

Considering a Career in Biotech? URI Providence Can Prepare You

In its 11th year, the biotechnology program offered at URI’s Providence Campus provides students with BS Degree in Biotechnology equipping them to...

The Top 30 Highest Paid State Contractors in RI

The top 30 highest paid state contractors in Rhode Island last year earned a combined $738.9 million and include a Fortune 500 health care giant, the world&rsquo...

slides: See the List: the Highest Paid RI Contractors

Payments to business vendors account for nearly 40 percent of the increase in local and state spending in Rhode Island between 2000 and 2011. Find out where the...

NEW: Prosecutors To Seek Death Penalty For Accused Marathon Bomber

Federal prosecutors say they will seek the death penalty against Dzhokar Tsarnaev for his role in the Boston Marathon bombings.

RI Police: New Cars Can’t Beat The Crown Victoria

Local police officers say the vehicles bought to replace Ford's Crown Victoria are too small and lack visibility, to the point of being unsafe...

NEW: Patrick Kennedy in the Middle of Super Bowl Marijuana Fight

Smart Approaches to Marijuana, an anti-marijuana legalization group co-founded by Patrick Kennedy is in the middle of a billboard battle with the Marijuana Policy Project ...

NEW: N. Scituate Man Arrested For 29 Fake Online PS4 Transactions

George Demedeiros of 90 Pine Hill Road, North Scituate Rhode Island was arrested Wednesday by the RI State Police's Computer Crimes Unit...

Brown Announces 250th Anniversary Celebration Plans

Semiquincentenary: a word that Christina Paxson, President of Brown University, wants us all to learn.

EXCLUSIVE: Cianci Weighs in on Providence Mayoral Race

Former Providence Mayor Vincent `Buddy’ Cianci Jr. was feeling good Tuesday after being released from Miriam Hospital. Good enough, in fact, to quickly weigh...

Will Foxwoods Funded Fall River Casino Sink Newport Grand?

With Foxwoods looking to vie for a resort casino license in Fall River, Rhode Island elected officials are keenly aware the new development just over...

NEW: Patch’s Latest Layoffs Impact Rhode Island

Patch has laid off an undisclosed number of employees and editors today, with East Greenwich's editor confirming being let go as part of a...

NEW: Students Dress as Lab Animals to Protest High-Stakes Testing

Student members of Providence Student Union (PSU) gathered in the Rhode Island State House Rotunda on Wednesday afternoon dressed as guinea pigs and lab rats...

PODCAST: Cianci Weighs In on the Providence Mayor’s Race

Former Providence Mayor Vincent `Buddy’ Cianci Jr. was feeling good Tuesday after being released from Miriam Hospital.

Julia Steiny: It Takes Guts to Depict a Happy, Healthy Childhood

Medieval storytellers and play-masters always faced the huge problem that Evil was so much more fun to portray than Good.

Rhode Island Districts with the Most Home Schooled Students

See who's being home  schooled where in Rhode Island -- and why supporters advocate strongly for the option.

Rhode Island has nearly 1,500 home schooled students for the 2013-2014 school year -- according to the Rhode Island Department of Education. While the number of...

slides: See Where Rhode Island Students Are Home Schooled

More than a thousand of Rhode Island's students don't attend a school at all, but rather are home schooled. These 1,444 students are spread...

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