Updated March 23 at 7:53pm
The R.I. Senate on Thursday unanimously elected North Providence Democrat Dominick J. Ruggerio as its president, a day after Sen. M. Teresa Paiva Weed, D-Newport, resigned from the leadership post to take a job with a hospital association.

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(Updated, March 23, 10:35 a.m.) State Sen. Frank A. Ciccone III, D-Providence, elected to office in November 2002, has lived in the Silver Lake neighborhood of Providence all his life.
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