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Gubernatorial candidates clash on economy, gun safety

In the final televised gubernatorial debate before voters head to the polls, the four candidates clashed over whether incumbent Democrat Gov. Gina Raimondo deserved credit for improving Rhode Island’s economy and prompted heated discussions about education, school safety and the Department of Human ...


Interfaith vigil mourns Tree of Life victims

Following the recent mass shooting at Pittsburgh’s Tree of Life synagogue, hundreds of Rhode Islanders gathered in an interfaith vigil outside the Jewish Alliance of Greater Rhode Island headquarters Monday evening. Impassioned Jewish, Muslim and Christian leaders led prayers and disavowed hateful ...


Gubernatorial candidates face off in debate

In the first televised debate of the gubernatorial election, incumbent Democrat Gov. Gina Raimondo went head-to-head with Republican nominee Allan Fung and independent candidate Joe Trillo at Roger Williams University Sept. 27. Target 12 reporter Tim White and Eyewitness News reporter Ted Nesi moderated ...


Outdoor adventure store Denali camps out on Thayer

If you’re looking for a good coat for the impending winter, you will no longer have to go further than Thayer Street. The doors of the mountain-style clothing company Denali are open for business following a Sept. 15 launch party. “We supply people with knowledge and products to go on different ...

University News

University receives grant to fund master’s degrees

Doctoral students can continue to receive master’s degrees in the humanities through the “Open Graduate Education Program” following a $1.675 million, five-year grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, announced Sept. 17 in a University press release. The Open Graduate Education Program, initiated ...


Just UnDo It: North Smithfield considers reversing Nike ban

Following public outcry, the Town Council of North Smithfield in Providence Country, Rhode Island, will vote Sept. 24 on whether or not to recall a recent municipal nonbinding ban of Nike products, according to a press release issued Wednesday by Council President John Beauregard. Beauregard proposed ...


Five House contenders vie for seat

Voters in Rhode Island’s First Congressional District will head to the polls Sept. 12 to select their candidates in the Democratic and Republican congressional primaries. Incumbent Rep. David Cicilline ’83, D-R.I., will seek his fifth term running on a robust liberal platform that emphasizes lowering ...

The Setonian

Providence County 2020 Census test underway

Tony’s Meat Market in Central Falls prominently features a stack of “Nuevos Horizontes,” a local Spanish language newspaper. The paper’s April 9 issue on display devoted two front-page stories to the potential impact of the 2020 census on the city’s community members. Providence County — ...


House passes 'Red Flag' bill to combat gun violence

The Rhode Island House of Representatives voted 60 to eight Thursday to pass a “Red Flag” bill that would allow courts to take action against individuals who own a firearm and are considered to pose imminent danger to themselves or others. The House also voted to pass legislation (H-7075) banning ...

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