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R.I. poised to ban single-use plastic bags at retail checkout

PROVIDENCE - Kate Weymouth, a former Barrington Town Council member, has been waiting for years to see Rhode Island follow her community and finally...
A WORKER AT Mammoth Inc., one of the state’s licensed cannabis cultivators, tends to the marijuana plants at its Warwick location. / PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Discussions about marijuana sales now move to local level

Rhode Island may have legalized recreational marijuana, but now the debate will begin among local municipal officials about where that marijuana will be sold. While...
ERNIE ALMONTE has been named the new executive director of the Rhode Island League of Cities and Towns. / COURTESY ERNIE ALMONTE

Ex-state Auditor General Almonte named next R.I. League of Cities and...

PROVIDENCE – Ernie Almonte, who previously served for more than 15 years as the state’s auditor general, has been tapped as the new executive...
FOCAL POINT: Warwick Mayor Frank J. Picozzi stands on Conimicut Point with the Conimicut Shoal Lighthouse in the background. Picozzi wants to use some of the city’s federal COVID-19 relief funds to renovate the historic beacon.  / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Ready to spend: R.I. cities, towns have differing ideas about how...

The historic Conimicut Shoal Lighthouse at the mouth of the Providence River is far from being the shining beacon it once was, but Warwick...
Brian M. Daniels / PBN PHOTO/ELIZABETH GRAHAM

Five Questions With: Brian M. Daniels

Brian M. Daniels | Director, R.I. Office of Management and Budget 1. How does your work with the Rhode Island League of Cities and...

R.I. League of Cities and Towns director departing to lead state...

PROVIDENCE – Brian M. Daniels, executive director of the Rhode Island League of Cities and Towns, will leave his position to serve as director...

When will recreational cannabis be legalized?

While Rhode Island leaders say they want to legalize recreational marijuana and reap the revenue-generating benefits – particularly with neighboring states already taking those...
CHANGING WORKPLACE: Joe Morais, project leader at the Pawtucket Department of Public Works, is one of hundreds of city workers who will be filing for unemployment one day a week because Pawtucket is shutting down services on Fridays to save money. / PBN PHOTO/ELIZABETH GRAHAM

BUDGET CRUNCH: Revenue is down, deficit is up, and R.I. still...

Pawtucket Mayor Donald R. Grebien never thought he’d have to close down his city on Fridays to save money, but in the absence of...
WAITING GAME: Local communities are growing frustrated waiting for a new state budget. Above, Joe Morais, project leader at the Pawtucket Department of Public Works, is among hundreds of city workers forced to file for unemployment one day each week. / PBN FILE PHOTO/ELIZABETH GRAHAM

No more waiting: Time for hard decisions on the state budget

State leaders are about to finally get to work – several months too late – determining the near-term fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic on...

Cities, towns irked by lack of aid, withholding of revenue

As government coffers shrink, financial tensions between Rhode Island municipal and state leaders are growing. The Rhode Island League of Cities and Towns recently criticized...
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