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Rhode Island’s future is multilingual

The General Assembly is considering two bills that would help grow the number of bilingual education programs, an important investment in our state’s future.


Old monastery will have new life as affordable housing, but not everyone in affluent R.I. town agrees

In Barrington, R.I., town officials want to redevelop the former Carmelite monastery property in a plan that would include housing for seniors.


Army Corps of Engineers issues violation notice to R.I. country club that built seawall without permission

Save the Bay calls for Coastal Resources Management Council to require Quidnessett Country Club to to remove the wall at the North Kingstown golf course and to pay appropriate penalties.


Challenger accuses Cranston mayor of treating the office like a ‘no-show job,’ citing his daily calendars

Mayor Kenneth Hopkins responds to Representative Barbara Ann Fenton-Fung, saying voters know he’s been “working hard” and “cleaning up the fiscal mess left by her husband,” former mayor Allan Fung.


Let’s change the way we look at our food scraps in Rhode Island

New legislation aims to fund composting and organic waste diversion programs with just a $2 per ton surcharge on the trash we send to the landfill.

COMMENTARY | John A. Pernorio

Governor McKee must live up to his promises for Rhode Island’s nursing homes

Establish the Nursing Home Workforce Standards Board and hold nursing homes accountable to invest public dollars in frontline staff and residents.


Former R.I. school committee candidate fined for failing to file campaign reports

Lacey McGreevy, now a delegate for former President Donald Trump, must pay $4,700 for not filing six campaign finance reports while running for South Kingstown School Committee in 2022.

Conservative group files civil rights complaint against MIT alleging program for female students of color is discriminatory

A Rhode Island-based conservative legal group on Monday filed a federal civil rights complaint against MIT, alleging a program for female undergraduate students of color unlawfully discriminates against white students who aren’t able to participate.