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Candlelight vigil for Tyre Nichols draws hundreds who push for stop to police brutality

“We all have to be part of the change,” said Sylvia Carey-Butler, a Providence resident.


Lima says Shekarchi is replacing her as deputy speaker of R.I. House

The Cranston Democrat said “some of the progressives” disliked her contrary viewpoints and criticism. “They want to shut you up and cancel you. That’s the new cancel culture.”

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Rhode Island political news: January 2023

Regular updates about Rhode Island politics and political leaders.

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More Recent R.I. Stories


It’s Crowne Plaza Month for Rhode Island Democrats

Warwick was the center of the political universe for the final full week of January, as three top state leaders kicked off fund-raising season.


Retail therapy: New niche stores offer great grocery options

Independent markets and restaurants with packaged foods are staying popular even during the time of inflation.


A R.I. startup diverts 1 ton of waste each month from landfills. They’re trying to get businesses to do the same.

Tess Feigenbaum co-founded Epic Renewal, which looks to provide low-cost composting services for homes, businesses, and events.

JANUARY 6, 2021

North Kingstown man pleads guilty in Jan. 6 insurrection

Bernard Joseph Sirr, 47, pleaded guilty in the District of Columbia to a felony charge of interference with officers during a civil disorder, the US Attorney’s office announced.


R.I. Democratic Women’s Caucus elects the Rev. Donnie Anderson as chair

“I hope the message is: Trans women are women, and we just want to function like every other woman in society,” Anderson said.

Martha Ann Robert, 91, Maison Robert restaurateur, mentor, dies

Mrs. Robert and her husband, the late Lucien Robert, had three restaurants in Boston. She also helped found the Ecole Bilingue in Newton, which would become the International School of Boston.

Innovation economy

Robots in the kitchen? Local engineers are making it a reality.

Two separate teams of engineers are chasing the holy grail of complete order accuracy, while also trying to surpass the speed of a human worker.


Providence’s longest-serving police chief was totally fascinating

Benjamin Ham Child was wounded three times in the Civil War, earned the Medal of Honor, and as chief, proposed pensions for disabled police officers.