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Key takeaways from Rhode Island’s new Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Disorders plan

The 2024-209 state plan offers dozens of strategies for improving the quality of life and accessibility of care for people with dememtia and those who take care of them


R.I. legislators call for making ‘green’ bond even greener

Representative Cotter and Senator DiPalma propose adding $16 million for land preservation to the $50 million “green economy” bond proposed by Governor McKee.


RI bill would stop affordable housing tax breaks given for market-rate apartments

Changes to the “8-Law” are being proposed as a controversial tax deal for wealthy developer Arnold “Buff” Chace is in the spotlight.


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ABC6 Providence staffers seek unionization

Citing low pay, bare-bones resources, and a lack of respect from management, a group of staffers at Providence news station ABC6 is seeking to unionize reporters, creative services, photographers, editors, meteorologists, the web team, producers, and technical media operators.


More money and fewer protections: Why some call Tidewater stadium deal ‘pure insanity’

The Tidewater Landing soccer stadium deal in Pawtucket has gotten significantly more expensive for Rhode Islanders to pay off. And in more subtle ways, the latest version of the deal also undermines financial protections for the state.


‘It’s a beautiful sport’: More people are warming up to the idea of winter surfing

Winter surfing in New England has an enthusiastic following because the waves are usually big and consistent. So you'll find people out there even if the waves are small, even if it’s dark outside, even if they're afraid there's a shark under their board.


The Newport Historical Society goes deep on Black and Indigenous experiences

A fascinating research project that took more than four years involved the review of 4,000 church records, business papers, ship logs, and more.

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CVS rage is simmering as some consumers face long pharmacy lines and incarcerated shampoo

The pharmacy has made investments in its stores and employees. Some customers still aren’t feeling the love.


Slip on a caftan and party like Mrs. Roper from ‘Three’s Company.’ The Roper phenomenon has arrived in Boston.

Across the country, thousands are getting in touch with their inner Helen through the International Order of Mrs. Ropers and Roper Romps.


R.I. man charged with arson at predominantly Black church had racist, violent writings, US Attorney says

Kevin Colantonio, 34, of North Providence is considered “an extreme danger to the community,” based on “disturbing writing which give insight to his motives,” Assistant US Attorney Peter Roklan said.


Providence City Council hires former East Providence clerk who fabricated resume

Samantha Burnett, now the council’s constituent services coordinator, told the Globe: “I’m happy to be moving forward.”