Living restrictions for sex offenders getting pushback

The release of a high-profile, convicted sex offender and his subsequent move from Massachusetts to Rhode ­Island has created a storm in a Providence...

Food bank not sure it can handle expected federal surplus

The federal government plans to spend up to $1.2 billion purchasing food produced by U.S. farmers negatively impacted by retaliatory tariffs initiated in response...

How much travel is too much for Providence mayor?

During his first term, Providence Mayor Jorge O. Elorza has taken at least 60 trips out of state. Is that excessive?“Absolutely not,” said Elorza,...
GOV. GINA M. RAIMONDO secured the endorsement of the Rhode Island AFL-CIO for the November gubernatorial election./ PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Endorsements still matter in R.I.

The value of the union endorsement may not be what it was in the 1950s, when union membership was stronger in Rhode Island and...
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Do programs and services in R.I. match needs?

For Karen A. Santilli, president and CEO of Crossroads Rhode Island, bridging the gap between programs and services in the community and those in...

Female architects, engineers scarce in R.I.

Ocean State women are still struggling to make inroads in some traditionally male-dominated fields, including jobs that might not immediately come to mind, such...

Tall ship sinking in red ink

The Oliver Hazard Perry launched in 2015, one of the largest full-sailed educational and training ships in the country, and the first built in...

Middle passage marker to spark conversation in Newport

While some places in the American South are coming to grips with their pre-Civil War history by tearing down or moving monuments to people...
IMMIGRATION RIGHTS has become a hot-button issue in Providence Mayor Jorge O. Elorza’s reelection campaign. Elorza is championing a city lawsuit that challenges the federal government’s ability to withhold grant money to municipalities that do not follow Trump administration initiatives designed to ferret out undocumented immigrants. / PBN file photo/Rupert Whiteley

Elorza: ‘We are a sanctuary city’

This fall’s elections should say a lot about how Rhode Islanders feel about immigration rights. It’s been a hot-button issue for many voters and...

Loss of PawSox hurts state’s image

What price will Rhode Island’s elected officials pay for the loss of the Pawtucket Red Sox?As things stand today, not enough to cost anyone...
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