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“Our three newest board members join an exceptional group of leaders who are steering the Council into the future. As we mark our 45th anniversary in 2018, our board members serve as ambassadors who promote the critical role of the humanities in Rhode Island's civic and cultural life,” said Elizabeth ...
HOPKINTON, R.I. — A man and four teenagers from Connecticut have been arrested for the attempted armed robbery of a Rhode Island convenience store. Hopkinton is just over the border from Connecticut, the first Rhode Island town I-95 passes through. Police there say they got a 9-1-1 call from Spicer's ...

NARRAGANSETT - The Town of Narragansett recently sent an application to the Rhode Island Coastal Resources Management Council (CRMC) requesting the state to construct and maintain a 12-foot-wide, approximately 1,700-foot-long extension to the William C. O'Neill Bike Path. The new addition, if ...
PROVIDENCE, R.I. — The next national census is coming in 2020, and here in Rhode Island's state capital, the Census Bureau is conducting its sole dry ... Rhode Island's governor and some city officials complained at a news conference this month that the “gross incompetence” of the Providence County ...
A tiny Rhode Island town has taken a stand to protect the environment and wildlife by banning balloons. Earlier this month, in ... are a poor alternative. New Shoreham joins other Northeaster cities, including Atlantic City, New Jersey, and Nantucket and Provincetown in Massachusett, in banning balloons.
Birthday parties and gender-reveal announcements will certainly lose some of their sizzle in the town of New Shoreham, Rhode Island. Effective April 9 ... Several cities in New Jersey, including Atlantic City, and several cities in Massachusetts, including Nantucket and Provincetown, have banned balloons.

NEW SHOREHAM, R.I. — Town officials have voted to ban all balloons from Block Island. The New Shoreham Town Council voted unanimously Tuesday to eliminate the sale, distribution and use of all balloons. WPRI-TV reports the ban goes into effect next Monday. Police will enforce the ordinance.
NEW SHOREHAM, R.I. (AP) — Town officials have voted to ban all balloons from Block Island. The New Shoreham Town Council voted unanimously Tuesday to eliminate the sale, distribution and use of all balloons. WPRI-TV reports the ban goes into effect next Monday. Police will enforce the ordinance.
Mine is meeting and reaching as many people as possible with a positive message and vision for [Rhode Island].” ... Augustus, who was hired as Fung's campaign press secretary last week, said the Cranston mayor and presumed GOP front-runner did not attend because he was working on his city budget.
You can choose between 140 of them and mingle with the filmmakers at the five-day Southeast New England Film, Music & Arts Festival from April 24-28. This year, the Providence, Rhode Island, festival's 10th anniversary, films will include “Beauty Mark,” “Painless,” “In Searching,” and the documentary “A ...

Suever also called for a uniformity clause, which would prevent cities and towns in Rhode Island from promulgating their own laws to protect employees from wage discrimination. Anti-labor groups often introduce “uniformity” or preemption laws. I wrote about them here. Last year, in eleventh hour ...
A Rhode Island nudist campground is looking for a lifeguard, and the uniform is cheap: nothing. The Providence Journal reports Dyer Woods Nudist Campgrounds' help wanted notice for a lifeguard this summer says qualified candidates must have “excellent communication skills” and the ability to “work as ...
When Rhode Island PBS put out the call in December for the next Our Town location, two towns emerged quickly and strongly. By the time the January 31 deadline arrived, it was clear that support from two towns was equally enthusiastic. "The people have spoken, and the two towns we will visit for the ...
The identity of the little New England town, beyond the beaches and the lobster shacks, has long been tied up with its Gilded Age mansions, its fancy boats and cars. People come here to gawk at how America's elite — the Vanderbilts, the Astors, the Morgans — lived more than a century ago. But Newport ...
TIVERTON, R.I. — A Rhode Island school district is asking local taxpayers to dig deeper into their pockets to fund next year's school budget. But don't expect outrage in Tiverton. The school committee wants a total of $1. The committee is proposing increasing the next fiscal year's school budget by $800,000 ...
New Shoreham, R.I., might tout itself as being the smallest town in the smallest state, but it just did something really big for the environment and wildlife by banning balloons. The Town Council just unanimously passed an ordinance that bans the sale, distribution and use of balloons throughout the town, ...
PROVIDENCE, R.I. -- Twenty-six Rhode Island cities and towns are suing major drug manufacturers, accusing them of conspiring to generate enormous profits while spurring the nationwide opioid epidemic. Warwick, Cranston, North Providence, Charlestown, Jamestown and a host of other towns filed suit ...
More than two dozen Rhode Island cities and towns have joined a growing legal attack against the manufacturers and wholesalers of prescription opioids. ... “I've spent the last several months going from each town council, explaining to them what we were doing nationally and asking them to sign on,'' Eva ...
More than two dozen Rhode Island cities and towns have joined a growing legal attack against the manufacturers and wholesalers of prescription opioids. ... “I've spent the last several months going from each town council, explaining to them what we were doing nationally and asking them to sign on,'' Eva ...


 

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