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The rise and fall of Providence’s giving meters

It turns out that those bright orange meters cost $8,000 more to install than they generated in donations.


New chair says R.I. Democratic Women’s Caucus to focus on abortion coverage bill, gender and race in schools

On Rhode Island Report podcast, the Rev. Donnie Anderson talks about her experience since coming out as transgender, and details the group’s priorities this year.


R.I. police chief: ‘Yes, Scarlett, there is a Santa Claus’

Scarlett Doumato, 10, sent half-chewed cookies and carrots to the Cumberland Police Department and asked them to “take a sample of DNA and see if Santa is real?” They investigated, and then held a press conference to explain what they found.

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Bruins notebook

In Providence, Jakub Lauko has been working on the defensive side of his game

Assistant Providence coach Trent Whitfield made work along the wall a consistent point of emphasis.


R.I. high court weighs whether law allows Providence Diocese to be sued in older child sexual abuse cases

The case comes down to whether, under a 2019 law, the Diocese of Providence and its leaders can be considered “perpetrators” if their conduct contributed to child sexual abuse by priests.

Concert Preview

Mandy Patinkin - now a TikTok star - brings his one-man concert to New Bedford

"We put together an evening that I guaranteed myself I’d have fun doing. If you don’t like it or you don’t like me, that’s OK, bring a sandwich, take a nap, or leave."


Rhode Island business news: February 2023

Regular updates from Rhode Island business leaders and industry experts.


Rhode Island crime news: February 2023

Regular updates from police and the Rhode Island courts.

RI politics

Rhode Island political news: January 2023

Regular updates about Rhode Island politics and political leaders.


Police reform, housing top the wish list for R.I. municipalities

The Rhode Island League of Cities and Towns is out with its annual priorities for state lawmakers.


RI VegFest returns with plans for more vegan food, less waste

This year the organizers plan to work with Bootstrap Compost, a residential and commercial food scrap pickup service operating in Rhode Island, Massachusetts, and New Hampshire.