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slides: Rhode Island’s Biggest Storms: 75th Anniversary of Hurricane of ‘38

Portsmouth during Hurricane Sandy.  Photo: James Clayton Sattel

Today looks like it's going to be a fine fall day here in Rhode Island, with the potential for some rain tomorrow. However, 75 years...

Local Rhode Island Food Innovators to be Featured at Waterfire

Tonight should be a fine fall night for Waterfire -- and local food, thanks to RallyRI.

Tonight at Waterfire, local food innovators will be display as part of "Food Showcase" by Rally RI, a project funded through the RI Innovation Fellowship...

In Case You Missed It: RI’s Worst Speed Traps?

Woonsocket's severe financial straits as of late have been well documented, with the recent filing a class action lawsuit to block the city from...

slides: Crime Rates for RI Communities Ranked #37 to #1

The FBI this week released 2012 crime statistics , and estimated that nationally, the number of violent crimes increased 0.7 percent -- but property crimes decreased 0.9 percent, marking...

Rhode Island’s Most Violent Cities and Towns: FBI Crime Data

The FBI released 2012 crime data this week.  What does it mean for Rhode Island?

The Federal Bureau of Investigation released its 2012 crime statistics earlier this week, breaking down data on a state by state -- and community - basis. ...

LISTEN- Rhode Island’s Most Violent Cities and Towns

The Federal Bureau of Investigation released its 2012 crime statistics earlier this week, breaking down data on a state by state -- and community - basis....

Booze, Bribery, and Conspiracy: Rhode Island Attorneys Behaving Badly

Witness bribery, bank fraud, and embezzlement of client funds are among the crimes and misconduct committed by local attorneys who have been suspended, disbarred, or...

Rhode Island Attorneys Behaving Badly - The Top Ten

From bribing witnesses to involvement in a scheme to defraud the U.S. Navy of millions, these ten Rhode Island attorneys are among the worst...

NEW: Rhode Island Unemployment Climbed to 9.1 Percent for August

The RI Department of Labor and Training announced today that the state’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for August 2013 increased to 9.1 percent, up two-tenths...

LISTEN: Rhode Island Attorneys Behaving Badly

Witness bribery, bank fraud, and embezzlement of client funds are among the crimes and misconduct committed by local attorneys who have been suspended, disbarred, or...

slides: 15 Reasons Why Rhode Island is Better

Right now in Rhode Island the new bloodsport is hating on Rhode Island. We all know that in many of the business rankings Rhode Island...

Highlights and Reactions from Day One of #BIF9 in Providence

A packed crown filled Trinity Rep today for Day One of #BIF9.

The first day of the Business Innovation Factory's #BIF9 summit is well underway, and Trinity Reperatory Theater is abuzz with innovation, collaboration, and excitement...

Parents Say City Failed Students in Providence Bus Debacle

Concerned parents packed the JCC auditorium Tuesday night to speak out against school bus issues facing the city less than a month into the school year.

Close to 75 Providence parents packed the Jewish Community Center auditorium on Tuesday night to speak up regarding an incident last week in which students, aged...

LISTEN: 15 Reasons Why Rhode Island is Better

Right now in Rhode Island the new bloodsport is hating on Rhode Island. We all know that in many of the business rankings Rhode Island...

What We Learned From Susan Farmer

Rhode Island is mourning one of our true greats this week: Susan Farmer, our first woman Secretary of State – indeed, in 1982 she was the...

Julia Steiny: It’s Building Kids’ Vocabulary, Stupid.

Education is not about standardized testing, it's about learning.

In the tedium of tests, testing, test scores, and so-called accountability, the point of education is lost. Tests are not the point. Learning is. Testing...

slides: Rhode Island’s Best and Worst Cities and Towns for Walkers

Which cities and towns in RI are the most walkable?  Find out here -- or search for your own address or neighborhood.

Rhode Island may be the biggest little state in the union, but that doesn't mean that all neighborhoods were created the same. Where you...

Parents Outraged After Students Stranded on Providence School Bus

Parents in Providence are crying foul after a school bus incident which reportedly took place last week in which students, aged five to ten were,...

NEW: Former Secretary of State Susan Farmer Passes Away

Susan Famer (R), pictured with friend Susan Kaplan at the recent YWCA Women Holding Office celebration this past spring.

Former Secretary of State Susan Farmer has died after a courageous battle with cancer, GoLocal has learned from multiple sources.  

RI’s Worst Speed Traps? Balancing the Budget Through Tickets

Are increased traffic stops and citations related to public safety -- or revenue enhancement?

Woonsocket's severe financial straits as of late have been well documented, with a taxpayer group recently filing a class action lawsuit to block the...

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