On Feb. 6, teachers and staff at 360 High School in South Providence were informed at an emergency meeting that their school would be closed and merged under the Juanita Sanchez Educational Complex. The next day, Providence Public School District leaders shared the decision with students. That afternoon, ...
“Wind power holds exciting potential for (Rhode Island’s) energy needs,” said former Gov. Donald Carcieri ’65 in his 2007 State of the State address.
At 1 p.m. on Feb. 17, roughly 100 community members gathered at Memorial Park on South Main Street for a “Hands Off Rafah” rally and die-in.
In Gov. Dan McKee’s annual State of the State Address last month, one goal stood out: His administration will seek to bring Rhode Island up to the level of Massachusetts student achievement by 2030, echoing a target set last year.
On Feb. 12, Mayor Brett Smiley inducted three Providence community members to the city’s Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Hall of Fame. The induction was hosted in the Providence City Council chambers and was followed by a reception in honor of Black History Month, featuring food and live performances. ...
Rep. Tina Spears (D-Charlestown, South Kingstown, New Shoreham, Westerly) introduced H7022 — a bill to improve coastal resiliency — in the Rhode Island House of Representatives Jan. 5. The bill mandates the creation of a coastal resiliency plan by June 30, 2025.
Last fall, 12 Rhode Island School of Design students working under Associate Professor of Architecture Jonathan Knowles developed 12 designs for temporary housing buildings to present to state officials amid Rhode Island’s growing need for housing.
Lumina, a new winter festival sponsored by Downtown Providence Park Network, held its opening ceremony on Jan. 19. Open until Feb. 20, the festival features unique art installations, family-friendly events and panel discussions on recreational development.
Fans of the popular cafe and teahouse Ceremony are in luck: a second location is set to open within months on South Main Street.
Rhode Island will allocate $12 million in grants to support climate resiliency projects in 19 communities in the Municipal Resilience Program, according to a Jan. 25 press release from Governor Dan McKee and the Rhode Island Infrastructure Bank.
45 pallet shelters — rapidly deployable temporary housing solutions — are set to be built in Providence to address Rhode Island’s housing crisis. The pallet shelters are expected to begin operating by the end of the first quarter of 2024, according to Emily Marshall, chief of information and public ...
On Jan. 26, the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management announced over $2.5 million in grants to support the remediation and redevelopment of brownfields.
Last month, the Rhode Island Voting Access Coalition held a rally for its Let RI Vote for Same-Day Voter Registration campaign. Over 33 community groups and several state officials were in attendance, including Secretary of State Gregg Amore (D), Sen. Alana DiMario (D-North Kingstown, Narragansett, ...
The Rhode Island Coalition to End Homelessness conducted their 2024 Point in Time count on Jan. 24. The PIT is a nationwide count, mandated by the Department of Housing and Urban Development, to assess the number of people experiencing homelessness on a single night of the year in the last two weeks ...
In preparation for the primary elections on April 2, Rhode Island legislators and members from both the Democratic and Republican parties will be meeting with residents and community members this month. A full calendar of events for each party can be found on the Rhode Island Democratic Party website ...
On Feb. 2, attention turned briefly to the town of Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania, where the shadow of a chubby-cheeked 11-pound rodent serves as the ultimate weather forecast one day a year.
This past weekend, R.I. VegFest — an annual vegan food festival in Rhode Island — brought over 85 plant-based and vegan vendors to the WaterFire Arts Center.
Jan. 22 marked the 51st anniversary of Roe v. Wade, the Supreme Court’s 1973 landmark decision that established a nationwide protection on abortion.