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RHODE ISLAND VOTERS are casting ballots for the March 2 special referenda election to authorize up to $400 million in bonds to fund seven proposed initiatives. / COURTESY OF R.I. SECRETARY OF STATE

Special election to determine fate of proposed bond issues for combined...

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island voters will be going to the polls on March 2 to vote in the special referenda election on a series...
Jeffrey R. Diehl

Opinion: Yes on Question 2 to support clean water, climate resilience,...

Turning the faucet on for a cold drink of water or for a shower in the morning. Something so routine we don’t even think...

Special election to decide fate of capital improvement projects

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island’s voters have been tasked with deciding whether the state will spend $642 million on seven proposed capital improvement projects. The total...

Secretary Gorbea outlines March 2 special election

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island's voters will soon get a chance to play a role in determining how the state spends a total of $400...

Former Mattiello aide Britt acquitted of money-laundering charges, violating campaign-finance laws

PROVIDENCE – Jeffrey Britt, the former aide to House Speaker Nicholas A. Mattiello, was acquitted Dec. 16 by R.I. Superior Court Judge Daniel Procaccini...
FORMER HOUSE SPEAKER Nicholas A. Mattiello's aide Jeffrey Britt was found not guilty Wednesday of money-laundering charges and violating campaign-finance violations. / AP FILE PHOTO / CHARLES KRUPA

Former Mattiello aide Britt acquitted of money-laundering charges, violating campaign-finance laws

PROVIDENCE – Jeffrey Britt, the former aide to House Speaker Nicholas A. Mattiello, was acquitted Wednesday by R.I. Superior Court Judge Daniel Procaccini of...
RHODE ISLAND House Democrats met Thursday night for a caucus meeting to overwhelmingly back Majority Leader Joe Shekarchi to take over as Speaker. / COURTESY R.I. GENERAL ASSEMBLY

R.I. House Dems pave way for Shekarchi to speakership

WARWICK – Just a day after House Speaker Nicholas A. Mattiello conceded to Republican challenger Barbara Ann Fenton-Fung in his reelection bid, House Democrats gathered Thursday night at the Crowne...
VOTES TO APPROVE Question 1, which would eliminate "Providence Plantations" from Rhode Island's official name is currently on pace to pass. / PBN FILE PHOTO/FRANK MULLIN

Do you feel good about the direction of the state and...

Record numbers of voters locally and nationally cast ballots in the Nov. 3 elections, leading to a hotly contested presidential election and a host...
FRANK PICOZZI, Independent candidate for Warwick mayor, appears to have been won the election after incumbent Democrat Joseph J. Solomon conceded. / COURTESY FRANK PICOZZI

WPRI: Solomon concedes to Picozzi in Warwick mayoral race

WARWICK – Incumbent Warwick Mayor Joseph J. Solomon conceded to his opponent Frank Picozzi, an independent, on Wednesday, according to WPRI-TV 12. Solomon took office...
VOTES TO APPROVE Question 1, which would eliminate "Providence Plantations" from Rhode Island's official name is currently on pace to pass. / PBN FILE PHOTO/FRANK MULLIN

Rhode Island’s name change on track to be approved

PROVIDENCE –  The unfinished count of the vote that could change the name of the state shows that so far 52.8% of voters approved...

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