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Retired R.I. Superior Court Presiding Justice Joseph F. Rodgers Jr. died Friday at the age of 78. COURTESY R.I. JUDICIARY

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

PROVIDENCE – Retired R.I. Superior Court Presiding Justice Joseph F. Rodgers Jr., who had served in that role for 18 years, died at home...
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.
 / PBN FILE PHOTO

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...
STEPHEN DEL SESTO testifies before R.I. Superior Court in 2017. He was appointed to usher the St. Joseph Health Services pension plan through receivership. Max Wistow, who was appointed special counsel, sits to his right. / PBN FILE PHOTO/ELI SHERMAN

Wistow: St. Joseph’s pension settlements could make $85M plan whole

PROVIDENCE — R.I. Superior Court Judge Brian Stern on Nov. 21 approved an $11 million settlement between the former St. Joseph’s Hospital, the former...

Student activist group files climate-change lawsuit against R.I.

PROVIDENCE – Student group Nature’s Trust Rhode Island has filed a lawsuit in Superior Court to force the state to comply with its petition...

Jackson pleads nolo contendere to embezzlement, campaign finance charges

PROVIDENCE – Former City Councilman Kevin Jackson pleaded no contest to charges related to the unlawful appropriation and embezzlement of funds from the Providence...

Marijuana and the workplace

Millions of American workers have a right that they did not have until recently; the right to lawfully cultivate, use and possess marijuana. All...
HIGH-PROFILE: Associate Justice Michael A. Silverstein has presided over the R.I. Superior Court’s business calendar since its inception in 2001. Ronald J. Capraro Jr., foreground, is being sworn in. / PBN PHOTO/­MICHAEL SALERNO

A business-only court yields significant good results for R.I.

Here is a story about a government program that was created in response to a need … and worked. The “business calendar,” a division of...
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