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State Ethics Commission to investigate complaint against Governor Raimondo

The complaint by the state GOP concerns a proposed no-bid, 20-year, $1-billion extension of IGT’s Rhode Island lottery contract.

Markey aide apologizes for sharing ‘despicable’ message about Kennedy family

Senator Edward Markey’s campaign adviser quickly apologized. Representative Joseph Kennedy III “is livid about it,” a source close to the congressman said.

Providence mayor, Jewish community leaders call for closure of Wyatt center

The calls for the closure of a Central Falls prison come in the wake of an incident in which, according to witnesses and video, a correctional officer drove his truck into protesters.


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SCOOP: A new wind company is coming to the 195 land

Another wind sector company is about to call Rhode Island home – and this time, its office will be on the former I-195 land.

Explosives detonated in portable toilets in Rhode Island

The explosives were reportedly detonated inside two portable toilets, one in Charlestown and one in Westerly.

Hasbro will phase out plastics from packaging — but not toys

The Rhode Island company — known for its plastic dolls, Transformers and Mr. Potato Heads — is vowing to cut down on the plastic components used to package those products.

Town of Bristol notified it may face lawsuit from handling of David Barboza allegations

The letter seeks $100,000 or the town will be added to a pending lawsuit.

Providence mayor seeks to close one charter school to support the expansion of another

To avoid a financial hit for his school district, Mayor Jorge Elorza wants to expand the Achievement First charter school by taking students from another charter school.

The last Friendly’s restaurant in Rhode Island has closed

The restaurant on Mineral Spring Avenue in North Providence closed Aug. 19, according to company officials.

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SCOOP: Achievement First talking charter school expansion in Providence today

Board members for the Achievement First Mayoral Academy are planning to discuss the idea of expansion at a retreat today.

Some say faster, cheaper rail service is critical for Providence-to-Boston commuters. But is it realistic?

While questions of cost and political will remain, a Rhode Island Department of Transportation study shows more rapid regional transit could benefit commuters on both sides of the border.