Retired R.I. Superior Court Presiding Justice Joseph F. Rodgers Jr. dies at 78

PROVIDENCE – Retired R.I. Superior Court Presiding Justice Joseph F. Rodgers Jr., who had served in that role for 18 years, died at home in the Wakefield section of South Kingstown on Friday. He was 78. Rodgers became the youngest judge in modern Rhode Island history when he was appointed to the District Court bench…

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