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R.I. Supreme Court deals a huge blow to Providence in pension case

The ruling is expected to immediately cost the city several million dollars, but the long-term impact may be more dire because it effectively blocks municipal leaders from unilaterally making further changes to the pensions of thousands of current and former town and city workers.

‘One of the worst impediments to accountability’ in the country: Rhode Island law stands out for protecting police

As state lawmakers consider overhauling the Law Enforcement Officers' Bill of Rights, a provision that allows a panel of three officers to determine all serious discipline for cops is under fire.


Poll: R.I. voters are more comfortable with getting their hair cut than sending their kids back to school

Rhode Island voters are comfortable with returning to work, shopping, and getting their hair cut, but fewer than 50 percent are ready to send their children back to school, according to a new poll.


Rentals are one way to float your boat this summer

Big budget or small, there are several options for Rhode Islanders eager to get out on the water.

Thunderstorms rumble through Mass., could drop severe hail

The National Weather Service warns that thunderstorms rumbling through Southern New England Monday afternoon could drop “isolated marginally severe hail."

Visitors from hot-spot states will have to quarantine or be tested as Rhode Island moves into Phase 3 of reopening

Visitors coming from states with a 5 percent positivity rate will have to either quarantine for 14 days or receive a negative test result within three days of their arrival, Governor Gina Raimondo announced Monday.

When Providence students return to classes, they could be in a different school

District leaders want as few children as possible riding school buses during the coronavirus pandemic. One proposal would require students to attend their neighborhood school rather than taking the bus across the city.


Is Rhode Island ready for Phase 3? We could find out today

A spike in new coronavirus cases in other parts of the country has Governor Gina Raimondo rethinking how much the state will loosen its restrictions heading into July.