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US Republican presidential candidate Bob Dole addresses a campaign rally at the Calcot cotton marketing coop in Bakersfield, California,

Bob Dole knew A LOT about Rhode Island politics

The former senate leader paid close attention to Rhode Island politics over the years, including once playing bocce with a promising young Republican mayor named Vincent A. Cianci.

INNOVATORS Q&A
Shey Rivera Ríos, formerly of arts incubator AS220, is an interdisciplinary artist, arts administrator, and cultural strategist who explores a variety of themes in their creations at venues such as the Wilbury Theatre Group in Providence, R.I.

Sharing stories of inheritance, connection to land, migration, and healing in new bilingual theatrical experience

The theatrical experience will spotlight 34 artists sharing “their stories of ancestral inheritance, connection to land, migration, and healing.”

RI POLITICS
A draft version of new state Senate districts shows District 36 being stretched south to include Block Island.

Block Island is part of a new Senate district on draft redistricting maps

'I’m going to have to learn the ferry schedule real quick, or find a lot of friends with boats,' Senator Alana DiMario said.

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RI HEALTH

Patient dies after crash involving medical transportation company; R.I. cites ‘illegal’ activity, policy violations

The state medical transportation company, MTM, has a checkered history in the state. “Every and all options are on the table to hold MTM accountable – this cannot happen again,” the governor said.

RI BUSINESS
Jared Haibon and his wife, Ashley Iaconetti, pose with their dog, Lois Lane, in their new business, which opened in South Kingstown, R.I., on Dec. 4, 2021. Audrey's is a coffee shop by day, wine bar by night.

Ashley and Jared’s new cafe, Audrey’s, opens with coffee, treats, and a nod to ‘The Bachelor’

The celebrity love-birds prepped charcuterie boards and took customer orders during the grand opening on Saturday, which drew fans from all over Rhode Island.

ECONOMY
The Brown University Marching Band performs at the BankNewport City Center as they kick off an all-star ice-skating show that followed the annual tree lighting at City Hall in Providence.

Providence tree lighting ushers in the holiday season — and hope for downtown

On Friday night, an economic rebound felt like it was within arm’s reach as residents and leaders gathered in front of city hall for Providence’s ceremonial tree lighting for the first time since December 2019.

SHOPPING
Shoppers peruse vendor stands as they shop at The Providence Flea in Providence on Friday. On Friday nights the Providence Flea hosts a "Sip n Shop"  with cocktails, mocktails, coffee, and tea from Rhode Island Cruisin' Cocktails and New Harvest Coffee Roasters.

Shopping in R.I.: Check out these great holiday markets

Close your web browsers, skip the big box stores, and head to some of Rhode Island’s best holiday markets to explore gift options from hundreds of local businesses, artisans, and makers.

RI POLITICS
House Minority Leader Blake A. Filippi, a Block Island Republican.

House GOP Leader Filippi won’t run for governor in 2022

“I love representing South County,” the Block Island Republican said. “We have unfinished business up at the legislature.”

Forecast | Dave Epstein
An enormous temperature contrast is forecast for Monday helping to bring about strong winds.

A calm weekend precedes a potentially wild-weather Monday

If you’re still raking up leaves, putting up your Christmas lights, or even cleaning the gutters on Saturday and Sunday, the weather will generally cooperate if you can handle that chill. But next week will start with unseasonably warm temperatures and a chance for chaotic winds and a storm threat.

RI POLITICS
State Senate Finance Committee Chairman Ryan W. Pearson, a Cumberland Democrat

Senator: R.I. has the money but needs a plan to address homelessness

Senator Ryan W. Pearson said his review of existing allocations shows Rhode Island already has $44.5 million to address homelessness. “It’s not a money problem,” he told the Globe. “It’s an execution problem.”

Secretary of Labor Martin J. Walsh speaks at a press conference after touring the Port of Los Angeles on Tuesday in San Pedro, Calif.

On CNN, Walsh avoids question on Mass. governor’s race: ‘I’m focused right now’ on labor secretary job

The labor secretary and former Boston mayor didn’t bite Friday morning when asked if he plans to run for governor of his home state of Massachusetts, but he didn’t rule out a possible bid either.