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slides: New England Colleges with the Best Undergraduate Teaching

A 2013 survey of college administrators conducted by U.S. News & World Report ranked several New England colleges near the top when it comes to...

Julia Steiny: The Education Non-System Sets Kids Up for Failure

Currently we aren't giving kids the basics, never mind a strong sense of what the future has in store for them, believes Julia Steiny.

While debates about standards still burn out of control, "readiness" has become a hot topic. Wherever the standard or benchmark lies, what does a kid...

Podcast: Unions Battle Taveras Over Development in Providence

Members of the building trades community are saying the Taveras administration is going back on its previously pledged support for 100% apprenticeships on developments in Providence...

RI Lawmakers Receive 10K+ Signatures Supporting Plastic Bag Ban

The advocacy group Environment Rhode Island delivered over 10,000 public comments to state lawmakers in support of a plastic bag ban in Rhode Island on Wednesday.

Projo and Other Daily Papers Hire Lobbyists to Block Budget Reform

The local daily newspaper industry led by the Providence Journal hired state house lobbyist Joe Walsh $30,000 to fight a provision in Governor Lincoln Chafee's...

STORM UPDATE: Parking Bans and Closings

Check out the latest news on storm cancellations and parking bans in Rhode Island.

John Ghiorse: Blizzard Conditions Expected in RI Tuesday Afternoon

Brutally cold Arctic air will combine with a coastal storm to bring winter back with a vengeance to Southern New England beginning this afternoon and...

RI Candidates Speak Out on Nonviolence at Institute Forum

Teny Gross

Candidates for Governor of Rhode Island and Mayor of Providence in this November's election took part in a panel discussion at the Institute for...

NEW: Lombardi Endorses De Ramel for Secretary of State

Guillaume Di Ramel (Left) meets with Charlie Lombardi (Right) at Tina's Italian Kitchen in North Providence.

North Providence Mayor Charlie Lombardi has endorsed Aquidneck Island businessman Guillaume De Ramel in his race to become Rhode Island’s next Secretary of...

Brookings Fellow and Author Jennifer Bradley to Speak at Brown

Jennifer Bradley is a fellow at the Brookings Metropolitan Policy Program and the co-author of The Metropolitan Revolution.

The Providence Preservation Society will welcome Jennifer Bradley, fellow at the Brookings Metropolitan Policy Program and co-author of The Metropolitan Revolution, to their 56th Annual...

PODCAST: Projo, Other Papers Hire Lobbyists to Block Budget Reform

Projo and Other Daily Papers Hire Lobbyists to Block Budget Reform.

RI Students Selected as Delegates to US Senate Youth Program

Reilly McGreen, South Kingstown High School student and RI delegate to the 52nd annual US Senate Youth Program.

Senators Jack Reed and Sheldon Whitehouse have announced the names of the two Rhode Island students who have been selected as delegates to the 52nd...

NEW: Winter Storm Warning Issued For Tuesday

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

Is Clay Pell the Next Lincoln Chafee?

Family name, privileged upbringing, personal wealth, progressive politics,high-profile wives -- is Clay Pell the next Lincoln Chafee?

Is Clay Pell the next Lincoln Chafee? Both come from well-established Rhode Island families with strong political traditions -- and immense personal wealth. 

PODCAST: Is Clay Pell the Next Lincoln Chafee?

Is Clay Pell the next Lincoln Chafee? Both come from well-established Rhode Island families with strong political traditions, and immense personal wealth. Both were educated...

New England Tech Holds Annual Scholarship Awards Presentation

Rupertico Sevenino Salas with NE Tech President Richard I. Gouse

Providence's Rupertico Sevenino Salas, student at New England Institute of Technology's Advance Automotive High Performance Technology program has been presented with a Bridgestone...

Cranston Police Source of Intimidation, Say Critics

The Cranston's Police Department's recent ticket scandal has raised concerns about the department's proclivity for intimidation. "In light of recent allegations I...

The Impact of Marijuana Legalization on RI’s College Campuses

There may be consequences to health and counseling centers on college campuses as states consider marijuana legalization. Despite changes to state law, federal rules still...

NEW: Hunsinger Leaves Chafee Office, Zuckerman New Press Secretary

Governor Lincoln Chafee announced that Press Secretary and Director of Communications Christine Hunsinger has left her post to "pursue other opportunities," and that Faye...

PODCAST: Cranston Police Source of Intimidation, Say Critics

The Cranston's Police Department's recent ticket scandal has raised concerns about the department's proclivity for intimidation. "In light of recent allegations I...

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