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Judge Caprio is kinda, sorta retiring. But not exactly.

He is going to step aside from his role as chief judge to become chief judge emeritus, but the 86-year-old said he isn’t planning to fully retire from the other part-time role that made him a star.

PODCAST | RHODE ISLAND REPORT

Rhode Island Report podcast: Listen to the most popular episodes of 2022

Globe Rhode Island readers flocked to our podcast, Rhode Island Report, for exclusive interviews and political analysis. Here are a few of our most-popular episodes.

COMMENTARY | MARY KAY HARRIS

Until we’re ready to reckon with terrible truths about millions of Black lives lost, let’s not talk about ‘reparations’

Providence Councilwoman affirms the importance of the investments in the city's $10 million reparations budget, but takes issue with categorizing them as "reparations."

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The key jobs Providence Mayor-elect Brett Smiley still has to fill

Smiley will be sworn in as the city’s 39th mayor on Monday, but he’s still got plenty of key jobs to fill. Here’s a look some of the most important positions that are still open.

2022 in review

Globe Rhode Island’s most-read stories of 2022

Teenage heroes holding their teachers accountable. Brawls on Block Island. A massive stockpile of guns in Burrillville. Captain Cook's lost ship. In-depth reporting on homelessness, assaults by police, and more. Here are the Rhode Island stories that captured your interest in 2022.

DAN MCGOWAN

Meet Providence’s political power couple: Brett Smiley and Jim DeRentis

When Brett Smiley is sworn in as Providence’s 39th mayor, he’ll be the first elected mayor in nearly 50 years to take office while married. And his partner, Jim DeRentis, will be making history of his own as he becomes the first first husband in Providence history.

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’Twas the Friday before Christmas in Rhode Island

Dan's annual ode to a Christmas classic, with a Rhode Island twist.

RIHODE ISLAND VOICES | KAREN GIRÓN

For riders who rely on public transit, service disruptions during RIPTA driver shortage are taking a toll

A college student in Providence who takes the bus 5 days a week urges RIPTA to increase its driver corps and restore service.