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Authorities request 21 days in prison for Rhode Island man charged in Jan. 6 attack

William B. Cotton, 53, of Hopkinton, R.I., pleaded guilty in June to one count of “parading, demonstrating, and picketing in a Capitol building.”


Some health experts say there’s a ‘concerning decline’ in HPV vaccination rates since pandemic began

The reason? People put off in-person doctor appointments, and as a result, certain preventative health measures.


Providence, Skyline eviction dispute to go to trial early next year

The trial, set for late February, would be nearly a year since the administration of Mayor Brett Smiley filed to have the Skyline group evicted for late rent payments, fire code violations, and unpaid taxes.

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R.I. officials fire back at Black leaders who accuse state of discrimination in public contracting

While defending the state’s contracting system, McKee officials are now asking how one of the complaining groups has spent public dollars the state allocated to it, which the group’s attorneys call “a deflection.”


Rhode Island police investigating three separate homicides in Pawtucket, Central Falls, and Cumberland

According to officials, in the span of a few hours over the weekend, two fatal stabbings and a fatal shooting occurred.


Tension brewing between Providence and Lifespan over PILOT payments

Tensions continue to flare between Mayor Brett Smiley and the state's largest health system over the lack of a deal on payments in lieu of taxes.


Co-working space geared toward Providence’s working moms plans to expand with flexible child care

Shannon Sexton Potter is the founder of UpRiseHer, a new co-working and gathering space in Rhode Island.


Police investigating fatal stabbing in Cumberland, R.I.

The victim, identified as Otis Diggs, 40, was attacked Saturday at an Ashton Historic District apartment complex, and transported to Rhode Island Hospital, where he was later pronounced dead.


Infants, toddlers face long wait for crucial Early Intervention services in R.I.

“The child gets on the waitlist and by the time you’re able to get them, they’re within a year of aging out,” a provider told the Globe. “And we know how critical it is to get to them in those early years.”


Historic Block Island inn destroyed in fire had not been inspected by state since 2019

“The maintenance and cleaning of the hood was a factor” in causing the fire that destroyed the Harborside Inn, inspectors wrote in a report obtained by the Globe.


Assault charge dropped against Providence NAACP president

The assault case against Gerard Catala was dismissed, but he remains charged with campaign finance violations.