Rhode Island began a review Monday to ensure that no state payments are going to the state branch of the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now or any of its affiliates, said Amy Kempe, press secretary to Gov. Donald Carcieri '65.
In 2005, the Rhode Island Department of Education took control of an underperforming high school and divided it into three separate "learning communities." Now Hope High's three communities have become two, leaving students to adapt to a school that feels "different."
Rhode Island is among 27 states that may receive extended unemployment benefits, thanks to a bill passed by U.S. House of Representatives Tuesday.
The stalemate between Gov. Donald Carcieri '65 and state workers' unions continued yesterday, as union leaders rejected the state's most recent plan to ease its budget woes. The proposed solution combines unpaid days off and delayed raises.
More than 20 East Side businesses have signed up to promote the 3/50 Project, a national grassroots organization that encourages consumers to spend $50 a month at three of their favorite independent retailers, restaurants or other local businesses.
Rhode Island's unemployment rate dropped from second highest to third highest in the nation — a hollow victory for the country's smallest state, which still had the highest number of jobless workers in its history, according to the latest Bureau of Labor Statistics report.
Amid neighborhood skepticism, a final draft of a proposal to allow commercial development in the former Shooters Restaurant property by India Point Park was presented on Tuesday night by the Rhode Island Department of Planning and Development.
While the state Senate and House reconcile differences in two versions of a bill to close a loophole that allows indoor prostitution in Rhode Island, Providence Mayor David Cicilline '83 has instructed the city council to move ahead with an ordinance banning the practice within city limits.
Governor Donald Carcieri '65 has reportedly reached a provisional agreement with state employee unions to allow pay cuts in place of layoffs or government shutdown days. Carcieri has been engaged in an ongoing struggle with the unions in an effort to meet budget cut requirements.
A fire Thursday night at the building at 669-685 North Main St. destroyed a furniture store and left residents living in apartments upstairs, including two Brown graduate students, looking for other places to stay.Also among the 21 people displaced by the fire were Johnson and Wales students, according ...
With a sour economy squeezing the budgets of local governments and universities alike, Brown officials have spent the summer fighting to dissuade state lawmakers from passing legislation that would allow cash-strapped cities to recover funds from private colleges and large non-profit institutions. The ...