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Bigger than the Blizzard of ‘78?

January 25, 2015

Weather forecasts for a potentially massive blizzard striking Rhode Island and nearby Massachusetts had Woonsocket’s Mayor Lisa Baldelli-Hunt shifting into weather emergency mode on Sunday as communities throughout the state geared up for what could be a demanding multi-day challenge to their resources.

Baldelli-Hunt received assurances from her director of public works, Steve D’Agostino, that the highway department’s plows and sanders and their drivers would be ready for the many hours of work ahead, just as her executive peers in nearby communities were also informed.

R.I. urged to invest in ‘human capital’

January 24, 2015

THE CONVENTIONAL wisdom of Washington politics is that President Barack Obama’s proposal for a national plan to abolish the cost of tuition for a two-year college degree is dead on arrival.

Jim Purcell, the state’s new commissioner of postsecondary education, hopes that isn’t true. But even if it is, Purcell says it’s way past time for the state to do something on its own to make a college education more affordable.

Showgoers become captains of dreams

January 23, 2015

PROVIDENCE – At 16 years old, Zach Pope and Dan Calandro aren’t exactly old salty dogs, but they do know a thing or two about boats.

Both juniors at the Sound School Regional Vocational Aquaculture Center, a marine-themed magnet school in Connecticut, Pope and Calandro have studied maritime history, boat building and oceanography, yet even they were impressed with the sheer number of boats and watercraft that filled the Rhode Island Convention Center, where the 22nd annual Providence Boat Show opened Friday and continues today and Sunday.

VIDEO OF THE DAY: 2015 'Bad Lip Readings' video spoofs NFL football stars

January 23, 2015

Former NS officer charged with pension fraud

January 22, 2015

NORTH SMITHFIELD – A local attorney and former policeman who retired on a disability pension in 2002 has been criminally charged with fraudulently obtaining $42,458 in tuition benefits to pay for his son’s and daughter’s education at the University of Rhode Island.

Keith Heroux, 52, of 1172 Old Smithfield Road, was released on $25,000 personal recognizance Wednesday following his arraignment on state police charges of obtaining money under false pretenses over $1,500, a felony.

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Weather forecasts for a potentially massive blizzard striking Rhode Island and nearby Massachusetts had Woonsocket’s...
THE CONVENTIONAL wisdom of Washington politics is that President Barack Obama’s proposal for a national plan to abolish...
PROVIDENCE – At 16 years old, Zach Pope and Dan Calandro aren’t exactly old salty dogs, but they do know a thing or two...

 

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