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Donna Briggs

Retired NH police sergeant on bike killed in hit-and-run crash Tuesday

Police identified the bicyclist as Donna Briggs, 59, of Derry. She was found dead Tuesday night along Route 125 in Kingston, N.H.

COLUMN | DAN MCGOWAN
Matt Brown

The key question about Matt Brown’s campaign for Rhode Island governor

The former secretary of state is betting that some combination of the support he had in 2018, the momentum progressives built last year, and a full year of campaigning will help create a “revolution” in the state.

PODCAST | Rhode Island Report
Providence Mayor Jorge O. Elorza, left, spoke with Boston Globe reporter Edward Fitzpatrick on the Rhode Island Report podcast.

Providence Mayor Elorza on skipping the R.I. governor’s race, and what he hopes to accomplish before he leaves office

On the latest episode of Rhode Island Report, the mayor talks about his poll numbers, his plans, and whether he’ll endorse Governor Dan McKee.

Driver injured in rollover crash in West Newbury

A 78-year-old Florida man was injured Wednesday when the pickup he was driving rolled over in West Newbury and caused a fuel spill, officials said.

A view of Topeka Street in Boston at Massachusetts Avenue and Melnea Cass Boulevard.

After Revere pushback, Janey doubles down on a regional solution to Mass. and Cass

Acting Mayor Kim Janey on Wednesday again voiced support for a city plan to move some homeless people from the area known as Mass. and Cass to a Revere hotel, making a case for the need for a regional solution to the opioid crisis that has ravaged that Boston neighborhood.

RI POLITICS

East Providence clerk’s discrimination allegations rejected after review

An attorney for the city says she ‘weaponized’ complaints, and found each of her claims to be false or unsubstantiated. The Clerk said stands by her account and said the investigation was lacking.

Senator Edward J. Markey on Wednesday called on President Biden’s nominee to oversee the trucking and bus industries to scrutinize companies more closely and reverse the troubling rise in fatalities from large truck crashes.

Markey says US needs a ‘watchdog’ at hearing for Biden’s nominee to lead trucking regulator

Markey cited the Globe’s Pulitzer Prize-winning series, Blind Spot, which documented loopholes in the nation’s regulatory system for overseeing trucks and failures by states that allowed drivers with menacing traffic records to remain on the road.

RI HEALTH
A registered nurse walks down the hallways during a night shift.

No vaccine, no job? Some R.I. health care workers say they accept that -- and won’t get vaccinated

They’ve submitted religious and medical exemptions and have been denied. They’ve protested at the State House and outside their workplaces. But the state is staying firm, and they’re about to lose their jobs.