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"Promises made. Promises kept." That slogan has appeared on Democratic House Speaker Nick Mattiello's campaign mailers and materials in recent weeks as he seeks reelection to the District 15 seat he's held since 2007. Mattiello faces more
Mattiello faces a challenge from Republican Barbara Ann Fenton-Fung in what is certain to be one of Rhode Island's most closely watched contests. more
By LAURA WEICK Legislation requiring nursing homes to provide residents a minimum of 4.1 hours of direct care daily has prompted claims it would put the facilities out of business. Meanwhile, the union representing nursing home employees has planned to more
The race for mayor got tighter this week as Republican Raymond McKay failed to file the required 200 signatures of registered voters to qualify as a candidate, narrowing the field to three candidates. Both Democratic candidates, incumbent Mayor Joseph J. more
By JOHN HOWELL There may be changes to the Kent Hospital logo, but the hospital won't be getting a new name. On Monday, as the Narragansett Council of the Boys Scouts of America conducted a parade of appreciation to hospital employees, dropping off 300 more
By JOHN HOWELL Although the local hospitality and tourism business has lost an estimated $48.5 million in direct spending since the shutdown in March and the prospect of tourism returning anytime soon looks bleak, Mayor Joseph Solomon told the Warwick more
By JOHN HOWELL Nancy Cornish knows opportunity can knock twice. When she learned last fall that the Rocky Point Blueberry Farm was for sale, she didn't waste a moment to get in her bid to buy it. She was all smiles Monday afternoon following the first more
By LAURA WEICK The Warwick City Council approved three bids for $9 million in street improvements during Monday's council meeting. The Rhode Island Infrastructure Bank provided Warwick with a $10 million loan with a 1.24 percent interest rate over ten more
By DANIEL KITTREDGE New parking restrictions are being instituted at a pair of state beaches due to concerns over recent crowd sizes, while Gov. Raimondo's administration has unveiled plans for the use of $100 million in federal CARES Act funding to more
He points to performance artist and perennial candidate Vermin Supreme as an inspiration, and he acknowledges not everyone will appreciate, or be in on, the joke. But he says he is serious about shaking things up in City Hall. more
The Rhode Island Board of Elections has ruled that a district committee’s endorsement of City Council President Steve Merolla for State Senate was valid, striking down a complaint from another … more
They come with different experiences and perspectives but a common goal to improve state health care services. Therefore, it wasn't surprising that two former presidents of Kent Hospital, John Hynes and Dr. Robert Baute, should question more
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