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Providence seeks to end ties with principal who failed to report abuse allegations

A district spokeswoman confirmed last week that the school department chose to not renew Violet LeMar’s contract, but she declined to comment on the reason behind the decision.

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Here’s how Rhode Island schools make out in the state budget. Why does it take so long to build in Providence? Raimondo heads to Philly

You’ve probably already heard that the free college expansion is out and Governor Gina Raimondo only got half of what she wanted in her pre-kindergarten plan.

Building in Providence: a tale of bureaucratic headaches and too many delays

Some say the city’s process for approving new construction drags on too long. The state has taken notice and is working to speed up the process, but city officials say that’s an affront to local control.


R.I. diocese won’t let magazine hold event at auditorium after it criticized bishop

“Motif Magazine published and embraced an open letter which does not comply with our venue’s policies,” said a spokesman for Bishop Thomas Tobin.

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8 quick things to know about Rhode Island’s budget

We stayed up late and read the new Rhode Island budget so you didn’t have to. Here’s what you need to know.

Six new medical marijuana centers, and small number of pre-kindergarten seats in Rhode Island House budget plan

Rhode Island’s legislative leaders unveiled a revised $9.9 billion state budget late Friday, setting the stage for a vote from the full House next week.

Newport, R.I., teacher of the year charged with second-degree sexual assault

Steven Kalble is accused of assaulting a student more than a month before he received the award.

US Naval War College is getting its first female president

Rear Admiral Shoshana Chatfield, a helicopter pilot, heads a military command in Guam.

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What’s holding up the state budget? Here’s a look

Leaders in the House of Representatives couldn’t finalize a revised $9.9 billion state budget last night, as negotiations with Governor Gina Raimondo continued late into the evening.

Rhode Island abortion rights bill headed to the full Senate

After two unsuccessful attempts, the bill cleared a major hurdle, passing a state Senate committee just two days after being transferred from a less supportive panel.

R.I. Hells Angels boss charged with firing gun at passing car in Providence

In a statement, Rhode Island State Police identified the alleged gunman and Hells Angels boss as Joseph Lancia, 28, of Smithfield.