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RIDOT closes Cahoone Road Bridge in Coventry due to ‘serious deficiencies’

Issues were found this week after an inspection prompted by heavy January rains. It’s not clear whether the bridge can be repaired or must be replaced, and drivers now must travel a miles-long detour on dirt roads.


Investments in Rhode Island’s child-care infrastructure are as critical as funding roads and bridges

Child care is essential: It provides quality learning opportunities for young children, gets families to work, benefits employers, and strengthens the state’s economy.


A closer look at the merger between Rhode Island PBS and The Public’s Radio

A search for a new president, the interim CEOs, a new board of directors, a possible relocation, talk of retention bonuses, and more.

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More Recent R.I. Stories


Norovirus outbreaks seen across Rhode Island, health department says

With the norovirus stomach bug making its annual rounds, the Department of Health is seeing clusters of cases in nursing homes, schools and daycare centers around Rhode Island.


A state that values farms, forests and open space must fund land conservation

The head of a land trust in Burrillville urges all Rhode Islanders to ask elected representatives to add $16 million for land preservation to the “Green Economy” bond proposed by Governor McKee.


Providence has a teacher resignation problem

A new report says high turnover in the past 5 years is largely because of the pandemic. But anyone paying attention knows that the state takeover has decimated morale.


Japanese grocery store to open in downtown Providence this spring

Maruichi Japanese Food & Deli is expected to sell hard-to-find ingredients, such as sashimi from Tokyo’s famous Toyosu Market, and Miyazaki Wagyu beef.


A student-run nonprofit offers a new way to earn an income part time

Tink Knit is a student-run nonprofit at Brown University that empowers low-income single moms in Rhode Island to make a supplemental income through knitting.

‘Two different planets’: On university campuses, the Israel-Palestinian divide runs deep

For some students, the war in the Middle East, and the fear and anger it has provoked on campus, has marked their college years indelibly.

Rhode Island man wanted for armed robbery at Bellingham convenience store

Agapito Davila, 41, of Woonsocket, is known to frequent Lowell and may be driving a black Honda Civic with no front license plate, Bellingham police said Saturday.

‘We’re not going to put up with hate’: Shiloh Gospel Temple stands strong after arson attempt at church

Kevin Colantonio, 34, was taken into federal custody Thursday morning and charged with deliberately setting set fire to the predominantly Black church.