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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...
JEFF WATTS, plant engineer at Rogers High School in Newport, examines a problem area at the school, outside the gymnasium, where water has delaminated the wall. Newport voters on Tuesday approved a $106.3 million school bond measure, where most of the funds will be used to build a new Rogers High School. / PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

School bond measures OK’d in 5 R.I. communities

PROVIDENCE – Voters in five cities and towns across Rhode Island overwhelmingly approved Tuesday new school bond measures to allocate funds for school repairs,...
STAYING ALERT: Harvard University graduate student Maya James received an email from a political action committee that seemed harmless: if you support Joe Biden, it urged, click here to check if you’re registered to vote. A little research indicated that it was a phishing scam.  / AP PHOTO/
MICHAEL DWYER

Scammers exploiting passions over election

The email from a political action committee seemed harmless: if you support Joe Biden, it urged, click here to make sure you’re registered to...
PAWTUCKET MAYOR Donald Grebien defeated primary challenger David Norton to advance to the general election. / PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Mayor races sharpen as primary results finally are released

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Races for mayors of four of Rhode Island's largest cities sharpened as officials released votes that were mailed in because...

Voting by mail inconsistent across nation

While much of the recent attention on mail-in voting has focused on the U.S. Postal Service or on the likelihood of voter fraud, there...

Rob Rock

PBN 40 UNDER FORTY 2020 AWARD WINNER Rob Rock, 37 | Director of elections, R.I. Department of State How has COVID-19 impacted your work-life balance?...

Analysis: Financial industry wields ‘massive’ influence on elections

PROVIDENCE – A recently released analysis of the largest individual contributors during the 2017-2018 election cycle found that hedge fund managers, bankers and other...

Gorbea announces $100K for communities to bolster election security

PROVIDENCE – Secretary of State Nellie M. Gorbea announced May 13 the state will use $100,000 of the $3 million it received in grant...
GOV. GINA M. RAIMONDO has won reelection in the gubernatorial race in Rhode Island. / PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO


Raimondo and Elorza re-elected by wide margins, R.I. voters approve all...

PROVIDENCE – Voters returned both Gov. Gina M. Raimondo and Providence Mayor Jorge O. Elorza to second terms on Tuesday by wide margins, according to preliminary...

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