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NEW: North Providence GOP Chair Leaves Fung Camp for Block

North Providence Republican Town Committee Chairman Michael Grossi, who until recently had been listed as endorsing Cranston Mayor Allan Fung for the GOP gubernatorial nod,...

NEW: Rabid Fox Found In East Greenwich

(Photo: Eric Chan, Flickr)

The Department of Environmental Management has received positive confirmation of rabies in a dead gray fox that was found in East Greenwich and submitted for...

PODCAST: Rhode Island Has 5th Highest Student Loan Debt in Country

The average Rhode Island graduate who borrowed to get a bachelor's degree in the class of 2012 has a student loan debt of $31,156, according to...

Julia Steiny: Common Core Standards Freak Out Chicken Littles

It's true: if allowed to survive, the Common Core State Standards would be a massive, necessary, though slow-moving overhaul of American education.

Could Rhode Island Cities Face a Detroit-like Bankruptcy?

Detroit was recently given the go-ahead to continue with bankruptcy proceedings, making it the largest US city to do so.  Could it happen in RI?

With Detroit officially given the green light last week to move forward with bankruptcy proceedings. making it the largest municipality in the country to do...

Has Rhode Island Become A No Enforcement Zone For Pot?

Decriminalization of marijuana possession has freed up law enforcement resources in Rhode Island, according to supporters, after the same change in nearby Massachusetts in 2009 prompted...

slides: New England States With The Highest Marijuana Arrest Rates

According to the Federal Bureau of Investigation's 2010 Uniform Crime Reporting Program, Rhode Island's per capita arrest rate for marijuana possession was 214 arrests per 100,000...

PODCAST: Could Rhode Island Cities Face a Detroit-like Bankruptcy?

With Detroit officially given the green light last week to move forward with bankruptcy proceedings. making it the largest municipality in the country to do...

slides: Hurricanes and Other Disasters: The RI Communities at Greatest Risk

What communities are facing the biggest threat of a natural disaster?

Rhode Island’s Most Disaster-Prone Communities

Should a 100-year storm hit Rhode Island, the communities at the greatest risk for severe flooding—and most vulnerable to it—are Warwick,...

NY Lawyer Charges RI Pension Investments Tied to New SEC Complaint

A complaint filed earlier this year pertaining to private equity firms' transaction fees has direct ties to Rhode Island's pension investments, according to whistleblower lawyer Jordan Thomas.

A whistleblower's attorney in New York alleges that a Securities and Exchange complaint filed earlier this year "undoubtedly" has ties to Rhode Island private...

NEW: Bishop Tobin Criticizes Nelson Mandela’s Abortion Stance

The Bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Providence, Most Reverend Thomas J. Tobin, has issued a statement about the death of Nelson Mandela.

NEW: RISD Names Provost Rosanne Somerson as Interim President

The Board of Trustees for the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) announced today that Provost Rosanne Somerson has been named as the school's...

PODCAST: Rhode Island’s Most Disaster-Prone Communities

Should a 100-year storm hit Rhode Island, the communities at the greatest risk for severe flooding-and most vulnerable to it-are Warwick, Providence, Cranston, and Newport,...

Lincoln School Awarded $50K Grant From Champlin Foundations

Providence's Lincoln School has been awarded a $50,000 grant from The Champlin Foundations.

NEW: WInter Weather Advisory in Effect Sunday Night into Monday

The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for Providence and much of southern New England.  The advisory is in effect from...

slides: Providence Ranked 148th Best Performing City For Business

Providence ranks 148th of the 200 large metropolitan areas in the United States for creating and sustaining jobs, according to the Milken Institute's Best-Performing Cities...

slides: The Best Performing Cities in New England

The Milken Institute released its index for Best-Performing Cities 2013 this week, which ranks Providence 148th of the 200 large metropolitan areas in America for creating and...

In Case You Missed It: CCRI President’s Spending Spree

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

Education Experts Raise Questions About CCRI Spending

The President'sResidence on CCRI's Knight Campus.

The recent GoLocal investigation into finances at the Community College of Rhode Island has prompted reactions from both the student community at the two-year...

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