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RI BUSINESS
The parking lot of the now closed Lighthouse Inn of Galilee  is used by some for ferry parking while heading to  Block Island.

Developer, town at odds over ‘stinky’ old hotel in Port of Galilee

Local officials are raising questions about whether the old Lighthouse Inn property in the Port of Galilee should be used for another hotel or retail.

COLUMN | DAN MCGOWAN
Providence Mayor Jorge Elorza confronted Governor Dan McKee during a news conference Wednesday evening promoting WaterFire, taking the governor to task about the newly proposed Providence Teachers Union contract.

Mayor Elorza embarrassed himself in confronting Governor McKee. But he was right

The confrontation at the WaterFire press conference undermined a really good point: The public deserves more transparency when it comes to the Providence Teachers Union contract.

RI HEALTH
Central Fall City Hall.

Central Falls will require face masks in city buildings

“We know what it’s like when COVID spreads like wildfire,” Mayor Maria Rivera says.

Coach Mihai Brestyan instructed Sophia Voss during her vault exercise at Brestyan's American Gymnastics Club in Burlington.

Youth coaches say Biles shows mental health is as important as physical fitness

Biles’s withdrawal from at least two key events has added to a growing conversation about all-around wellbeing in a field where even the youngest athletes often value winning above all else.

RI EDUCATION
Salve Regina University in Newport, Rhode Island

Do you need a COVID-19 vaccine before going to school in Rhode Island?

Most colleges and universities require students and, in some cases, employees, to be vaccinated before coming to campus in fall 2021. Here’s where each school stands.

THINGS TO DO
Reptiles of the Mind, an immersive audio play, will be performed as part of FringePVD on July 30.

Things to do in Rhode Island: July 2021

Between PVDFest and FringePVD, there are plenty of things to do in Rhode Island right now.

RI EDUCATION
Providence Mayor Jorge Elorza, far right, confronted Governor Dan McKee, left, during a news conference Wednesday evening promoting WaterFire, taking the governor to task about the newly proposed Providence Teachers Union contract.

Elorza confronts McKee over Providence Teachers Union contract

The heated exchange between the Providence mayor and the Rhode Island governor took place at a press conference to promote WaterFire Wednesday night

RHODE MAP
The Providence Teachers Union held a rally opposing school reopening outside the Rhode Island Department of Education building last September.

The truth about the new Providence Teachers Union contract

Will it move the needle for a district that needs dramatic improvements in student results? Here are a few takeaways.