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INDICTED FALL RIVER MAYOR Jasiel F. Correia will stand for reelection in November after finishing second in a qualifying special election held Tuesday in Fall River. / COURTESY FALL RIVER

Herald News: Correira on mayoral ballot again

FALL RIVER – Despite facing a series of federal indictments, Fall River Mayor Jasiel F. Correia II will be back on the ballot for...
LOCAL EMPLOYEES: Robert K. Vincent, right, chairman, IGT Global Solutions Corp., speaks with Jay Gendron, chief operations officer, lottery, at the company’s Providence offices. IGT currently holds a contract for the state’s lottery, which requires the company to have 1,000 Rhode Island-based employees. IGT is attempting to renew the contract with the state for a 20-year term through 2043. Of the 1,000 IGT employees now required in Rhode Island, only 60 or so are needed to serve the state’s lottery contract, Vincent said.  
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IGT vs. Twin River: Can both win?

Two of Rhode Island’s largest public companies are involved in a bitter dispute that has the potential to upend the state’s budget. The source...
STOP OR GO? Will the public conflict over the proposed IGT deal with the state threaten the company’s commitment to stay in Rhode Island, or will it leave town, just like the Pawtucket Red Sox did? 
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Want a repeat of PawSox mess? Take a look at IGT...

While the calendar says it’s September, doesn’t it feel like Feb. 2? You know, Groundhog Day, when a rodent forecasts our weather and it...
The Washington Bridge construction will involve adding an additional lane for through-traffic, removing the Gano Street exit from I-195 west and adding a new exit for East Providence, according the state Department of Transportation. / R.I. DOT

Is it a good idea to permanently close the Gano Street...

Nevermind that the R.I. Department of Transportation announced that it was seeking federal help to realign the on and off ramps for Interstate 195...
A GOOD BET? TWIN RIVER WORLDWIDE HOLDINGS is challenging the contract that Gov. Gina M. Raimondo and the General Assembly reached with International Game Technology that ties the company and 1,100 jobs to Rhode Island until 2043 while providing the technology that is used by all channels of gaming overseen by the R.I. Lottery. / PBN FILE PHOTO/STEPHANIE ALVAREZ EWENS

Is the 20-year extension of IGT’s contract to provide technology to...

When Gov. Gina M. Raimondo and leaders of the General Assembly announced a proposal to extend International Game Technology PLC’s contract to provide technology...
THE R.I. ETHICS COMMISSION has voted to authorize an investigation into allegations that Gov. Gina M. Raimondo's actions related to the IGT contract extension would benefit Donald Sweitzer, her alleged business associate./ PBN FILE PHOTO/ DAVE HANSEN

Ethics Commission votes to investigate one of two complaints

PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Ethics Commission, following its initial review of a complaint filed against Gov. Gina M. Raimondo under two provisions of the...

Does IGT controversy miss the point?

The unfolding story over the no-bid contract extension with International Game Technology PLC for supplying technology and services to the state’s lottery system has...

Is the smallest state in the union easily influenced by small...

One of the good things about Rhode Island’s small size is the ease of making connections. Things can get done in the blink of...
PUSHED OUT: It took two years after his indictment for embezzlement for Providence City Councilman and former President Luis A. Aponte to be removed from the council.
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It should not have taken two years to remove Aponte from...

What is most amazing is not that former Providence City Council President Luis A. Aponte pleaded no contest to a felony count of embezzlement...
FORMER PROVIDENCE CITY COUNCIL President Luis A. Aponte pleaded no contest to a charge of embezzlement Monday. As part of his plea, Aponte was required to resign from his position on the Providence City Council. Aponte resigned as president in 2017. / PBN FILE PHOTO

Why did it take so long for former Providence City Councilman...

In May 2017, former Providence City Councilman Luis A. Aponte was indicted for misuse and embezzlement of campaign funds. Soon after he resigned as...
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