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PROVIDENCE, R.I | Rhode Island governor to hold office hours at the beach

PROVIDENCE, R.I — Rhode Island’s governor says she’s holding summer office hours at the beach. Democratic Gov. Gina Raimondo (ray-MAHN’-doh) will hold the first event Monday at Scarborough State Beach in Narragansett. She’ll be joined by members of her Office of Constituent Services to help connect residents with various services. While there, she plans to … Continue reading PROVIDENCE, R.I | Rhode Island governor to hold office hours at the beach

Massachusetts News: Providence Man, Dario Bier Romero and Dominican National Indicted for Trafficking Fentanyl

Defendants allegedly possessed three kilos of fentanyl at time of arrest; additional kilo found during search BOSTON, Ms. – A Providence man and a Dominican national have been indicted by a federal grand jury in Boston on charges of fentanyl conspiracy. Dario Bier Romero, 27, of Providence, R.I., and Luis Cirino, 35, a Dominican national … Continue reading Massachusetts News: Providence Man, Dario Bier Romero and Dominican National Indicted for Trafficking Fentanyl

PROVIDENCE, Rhode Island | National trucking industry group sues over new tolls

PROVIDENCE, R.I.  — A national trucking industry group is fighting Rhode Island over new tolls, arguing that large commercial tractors are being unfairly targeted. The lawsuit was filed in Providence federal court Tuesday by Virginia-based American Trucking Associations and claims Rhode Island Department of Transportation tolls violate the Commerce Clause of the U.S. Constitution. The … Continue reading PROVIDENCE, Rhode Island | National trucking industry group sues over new tolls

PROVIDENCE, R.I | Filmmaker to open WWII education center in Rhode Island

PROVIDENCE, R.I.  — A filmmaker who shares the stories of World War II veterans is opening an education center in Rhode Island so students can learn about the war and meet the men who fought in it. Tim Gray, founder of the nonprofit World War II Foundation, has made 21 documentaries and amassed a large … Continue reading PROVIDENCE, R.I | Filmmaker to open WWII education center in Rhode Island

PROVIDENCE, R.I | Senate changes rules following sexual misconduct scandal

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The Rhode Island Senate will require members to receive annual training after a senator was charged with extorting sex from a page earlier in the session. The Senate has unanimously passed a resolution Tuesday amending its rules to mandate training and establish a process to expel a member. Former Republican Sen. … Continue reading PROVIDENCE, R.I | Senate changes rules following sexual misconduct scandal

PROVIDENCE, R.I. | Ticket service data breach disrupts music venues

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Concert ticketing service Ticketfly says it’s working to get its system back online after a data breach leaked users’ personal information and disrupted services at live music venues. The San Francisco firm’s parent company, Eventbrite, said Sunday that the stolen information included customers’ names, addresses, emails and phone numbers. It hasn’t … Continue reading PROVIDENCE, R.I. | Ticket service data breach disrupts music venues

PROVIDENCE, R.I. | New offshore wind farm project will dwarf nation’s 1st one

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A Rhode Island company is going to build a wind farm that will be 10 times the size of the nation’s first offshore wind farm. Deepwater Wind says the new 400-megawatt wind farm will also create more than 800 jobs and result in $250 million in investments in Rhode Island. Democratic … Continue reading PROVIDENCE, R.I. | New offshore wind farm project will dwarf nation’s 1st one

PROVIDENCE, R.I. | Sting receives honorary degree, sings at Brown University

PROVIDENCE, R.I. — English musician Sting sang “My One and Only Love” at Brown University after he and his wife Trudie Styler accepted honorary degrees. Brown presented them with the degrees Sunday at its 250th commencement. Nobel Prize-winning physicist J. Michael Kosterlitz was among the other honorees. Sting in 1977 formed the pioneering British rock … Continue reading PROVIDENCE, R.I. | Sting receives honorary degree, sings at Brown University