Stories tagged: rhode island
UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 15, 2019
Rhode Island’s attorney general and state police launched investigations Thursday after a truck drove through a group protesting federal immigration policies at a detention center, which has since placed an …
Thu., Jan. 31, 2019
Given their team’s success, die-hard fans of the New England Patriots have made Las Vegas like a winter home during Super Bowl week so they can enjoy a fair-weather party …
Sun., Nov. 18, 2018
PROVIDENCE, R.I. – I had been looking forward to this for a long time – a road trip in Rhode Island with two friends to see New England fall foliage …
Mon., Sept. 17, 2018
A Rhode Island town is considering asking its departments to refrain from purchasing Nike products, and the American Civil Liberties Union is objecting.
Mon., April 16, 2018
The state has issued a quarantine of a Middletown, Rhode Island, petting zoo after three visitors are believed to have contracted a diarrheal disease from the farm’s goats.
UPDATED: Sat., April 7, 2018
The success of the 2020 census, which will be the first to include an online survey, could hinge on a single “dress rehearsal” underway right now in Rhode Island – …
Sun., Jan. 28, 2018
Archaic laws that are a holdover from a time when people fought in duels a la Alexander Hamilton and rode horses on highways would be struck from the books in …
UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 29, 2017
Mayors from two small Rhode Island cities – Pawtucket and Central Falls – announced on Thursday that they plan to make a joint pitch to attract Amazon’s new headquarters.
Thu., Sept. 7, 2017
Rhode Island’s attorney general is criticizing an appeals court decision handing ownership of the nation’s oldest synagogue to a congregation in New York, saying it ignored state law and “overwhelming …
Mon., March 6, 2017
Ninety-seven-year-old twins Jean Young Haley and Martha Young Williams left the world as they entered it: together.
Fri., March 3, 2017
An employee of a Rhode Island city wasn’t sleeping on the job – it appears he was sleeping at his job.
Mon., Jan. 23, 2017
A Rhode Island native walking barefoot across the U.S. to raise awareness about climate change has been struck and killed on a Florida highway.
Tue., Dec. 27, 2016
The weeklong occupation of a tribal government building by a faction of the Rhode Island Narragansett tribe has ended.
Tue., Dec. 6, 2016
A Rhode Island mother says she lost her child care voucher when the state’s new benefits computer system mistakenly changed the status of her four children from living to dead.
Fri., Dec. 2, 2016
There has been a hiccup at the nation’s first offshore wind farm as it prepares to start delivering power.
UPDATED: Sun., Oct. 23, 2016
Hundreds of women, girls and other supporters proudly donned their yoga pants Sunday afternoon as they peacefully paraded around the Rhode Island neighborhood of a man who derided the attire …
Fri., Oct. 21, 2016
Women clad in yoga pants plan to parade through a coastal Rhode Island town in protest of a man who said the attire looks tacky and ridiculous.
Wed., April 13, 2016
Attorneys general from eight states and the District of Columbia have written letters to several national retailers expressing concern about on-call scheduling, which allows companies to assign shifts to workers …
Mon., March 7, 2016
The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on Monday charged Rhode Island’s economic development agency and Wells Fargo with defrauding investors for the state’s disastrous $75 million deal with 38 Studios, …