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Judge Caprio announces he has pancreatic cancer

The judge, widely known for the “Caught in Providence” TV show, recently turned 87, and in an emotional video he asks people to pray for him.


Judge will first hear Neronha’s challenge to order requiring him to appear in court

In motion to accelerate, the R.I. attorney general’s office cites First Amendment rights in arguing Neronha should not have to appear Friday regarding tweets he posted during an assault trial.


With decades of experience, Deborah Flannery named R.I.’s deputy secretary of housing

Flannery, with decades of experience in the housing field, will serve as deputy secretary of housing, a newly created position intended to assist in the creation and expansion of new housing in Rhode Island.


Think about tax breaks for real estate developers like an introductory rate for a streaming subscription

A tax stabilization agreement is just a time-limited discount to draw in a new customer, designed to collect the full rate a little later, writes a Providence land use attorney.


R.I. Ethics Commission appointee resigns after Globe investigation into sexual harassment complaints

Governor Daniel McKee’s office “acknowledges vetting process was not adequate.”


Rhode Island is investing in trees to mitigate the effects of climate change. East Providence is helping lead the way.

A group of neighbors from East Providence sparked the momentum, which is now spreading statewide, and bringing in more than $1.5 million in federal forestry grants.

R.I. reaps millions in first year of recreational cannabis sales

Despite a slow rollout, monthly recreational sales have doubled over the past year while medical sales have steadily decreased.


New R.I. Ethics Commission appointee faced sexual harassment allegations from six women

Governor Daniel J. McKee defends appointment, but Common Cause says Bryant Da Cruz is “unfit to serve on such an important body.”