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COLUMN | DAN MCGOWAN
The new bike path on South Water Street in Providence, by Plant City.

Memo to cranky Providence residents: Real cities have bike lanes

The Rhode Island Department of Transportation actually thought it would be wise to whine to the Federal Highway Administration about Providence's bike lanes.

RI Crime
The Maximum Security Facility of the Rhode Island Department of Corrections.

R.I. corrections officers under investigation for ‘momentarily nodding off’ at work

Other officers are under investigation for what the Department of Corrections called “serious violations.”

HOMELESSNESS
Elizabeth took her daughter one Saturday and left her abusive partner of the last 13 years. She finally decided, she said, that it was wrong to have to get permission from him to visit her parents, or to go to the store or the bank. But that was at the end of June, and being on disability with a fixed income of $560 a month, she's now homeless.

She took her daughter and ran from an abusive relationship. Now they’re homeless

Women like Elizabeth who leave domestic abuse situations are only finding temporary housing, and many are forced into homelessness when they have nowhere else to turn.

RI NEWS
A firefighter holds his hand to his forehead as he stands amidst the rubble at the scene of a deadly fire at The Station nightclub in West Warwick, R.I. Friday, Feb. 21, 2003.

Owners of The Station nightclub finally discuss the deadly 2003 fire: ‘We certainly played a role. But the systems failed.’

After nearly 20 years of silence, Jeffrey and Michael Derderian are speaking out. ‘It’s not a redemption tour,” Jeffrey Derderian tells the Globe. “It’s about the truth”

INFRASTRUCTURE
The new bike path on South Water Street in Providence.

R.I. will not try to stop the South Water Street bike lane project

The state Department of Transportation had raised concerns about the project, which was carried out by the city at a cost of about $300,000.

RI POLITICS
David A. Darlington, left, a former Rhode Island Turnpike and Bridge Authority chairman, is planning to run for governor in 2022. House Minority Leader Blake A. Filippi, right, a Block Island Republican, is considering entering the race.

R.I. Republicans might end up with a gubernatorial primary, too

Former Rhode Island Turnpike and Bridge Authority chairman David A. Darlington plans to run for governor in 2022, and House Minority Leader Blake A. Filippi is weighing a run.

RI NEWS
In this Sept. 9, 2021 photo provided by auctioneer Morton & Eden Ltd., a rare 17th century one shilling coin is displayed above a metal box containing other coins, at the auction house, in London. Morton & Eden Ltd. says the extraordinarily rare coin, with a face value of just pennies when it was minted in mid-17th century New England, could sell for the equivalent of about $300,000 when it's put up for auction in London next month.

Rare silver coin made in Colonial New England could fetch $300,000 at auction

The silver one shilling coin was made in Boston in 1652, and is one of about 40 known to still exist, a Rhode Island coin expert says

New Hampshire authorities investigating two separate deaths

New Hampshire authorities are investigating two deaths Thursday after the discovery of a body underneath a dock in the Hampton River and an “untimely death” in Sanbornton, officials said.