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By ETHAN HARTLEY Thinking about opening a business? A recent report indicates you might want to do it somewhere other than Rhode Island, as Wallethub's 2019 Best Places to Start a Business" study found the Ocean State to be dead last overall when" more
By JACOB MARROCCO The Rhode Island Republican Party chose former East Greenwich Town Council President Sue Cienki as its next chair during an election at the Marriott Omni Hotel in Providence on Saturday. Cienki was one of four candidates running for more
Kenneth Quaranto, owner of KDQ Landscaping, recently got an unusual request from one of his customers – “don’t mow that spot in the middle of the lawn.” Actually, the landowner hadn’t … more
By JOHN HOWELL Rhode Island Department of Human Services Director Courtney Hawkins made pizza last week. This wasn't edible pizza, although it did look tempting, and Hawkins did more supervising that making. How about the triangle?" she asked of the" more
By DANIEL KITTREDGE Starting Monday, residents of other communities will need to be accompanied by an adult Cranston resident when using the Budlong Pool. The policy change comes following concerns about overcrowding and a recent incident involving a more
By DANIEL KITTREDGE Recent efforts to expand the choices available to local families in need were celebrated last week during a ribbon-cutting ceremony at the Comprehensive Community Action Program's newly expanded Choice Food Bank. Food banks are" more
By DANIEL KITTREDGE Immigrants from Itri, Italy, who settled in Cranston's Knightsville section in the early years of the 20th century brought the memory of a miracle. As the story goes, in 796 A.D., a mute shepherd looked into a tree on Mount Civita in more
Rep. Joseph McNamara was at the door of the Cranston Portuguese Club Sunday evening. He barely had enough space to move as party delegates pushed into the room. It was just what the Democratic State … more
By ETHAN HARTLEY A polarizing bill that sought to codify federal laws regarding the allowance of abortions, which was enshrined by the 1973 U.S. Supreme Court decision Roe v. Wade, was voted down by the Senate Judiciary Committee in a 5-4 vote on Tuesday more
By JOHN HOWELL Saturday's Honor Flight was Victory Flight, the 22nd since retired Providence Fire Department Chief George Farrell and the Rhode Island Fire Chiefs Association initiated the program locally to fly World War II and Korean War veterans to more
By ETHAN HARTLEY In 2017, one of the nation's three largest credit bureaus, Equifax, experienced a security breach that left the personal information - including names, birth dates and social security numbers - of 147 million Americans vulnerable. This more
By JOHN HOWELL It takes an hour, and often a bit longer, to travel by train from Providence to Boston. Peter Alviti, director of the Rhode Island Department of Transportation, would like to cut that time in half. He thinks that possible, although it's more
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