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Newport expects to see more cruise ships this season

NEWPORT – City officials expect to see more cruise ships and passengers this season than it did in 2023, according to the 2024 schedule...

Oversight committee opens hearings on Washington Bridge closure

PROVIDENCE – Lawmakers on Monday questioned R.I. Department of Transportation Director Peter Alviti Jr. on the state's ongoing response to the failure of the...

Fine for unregistered short-term rental owners in R.I. not being enforced

PROVIDENCE – Short-term rental property owners who advertise their homes through websites such as Airbnb Inc. and VRBO were supposed to be fined $250...

Public hearing set for hotel-funded Providence tourism district

PROVIDENCE – The city finance committee on Tuesday set a public hearing on a proposal to create a special district to raise revenue in...

Newport seeking regulation of rental transportation due to public safety concerns

NEWPORT - Due to safety and congestion concerns, the Newport city council is seeking to regulate the amount of motorized rental vehicles on its...

State climate change bills spark concern from business community

PROVIDENCE – Combating climate change is a top priority for lawmakers, environmental advocates and business leaders alike. But state legislation that changes targets to cut...
RHODE ISLAND House Democrats met Thursday night for a caucus meeting to overwhelmingly back Majority Leader Joe Shekarchi to take over as Speaker. / COURTESY R.I. GENERAL ASSEMBLY

R.I. House Dems pave way for Shekarchi to speakership

WARWICK – Just a day after House Speaker Nicholas A. Mattiello conceded to Republican challenger Barbara Ann Fenton-Fung in his reelection bid, House Democrats gathered Thursday night at the Crowne...
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