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Should the General Assembly ban assault-style weapons in Rhode Island this...

Gov. Daniel J. McKee on Jan. 31 joined a host of state leaders in proposing a ban on assault-style weapons in Rhode Island. McKee, Lt....

McKee proposes R.I. ban on assault weapons

PROVIDENCE – Gov. Daniel J. McKee joined other state leaders on Tuesday at the Statehouse in proposing a ban on assault-style weapons in Rhode...
UNWELCOME FEELING: Erik Christiansen, Rhode Island College history professor and faculty union president, says the college has undergone changes in the last decade, not all for the better.
PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

SCHOOL DAZE: RIC searches for identity amid severe enrollment drop

Erik Christiansen didn’t know much about Rhode Island College when he agreed to take a job teaching history there in 2010. The Maryland native quickly...
THE R.I. DEPARTMENT of Education will provide 13 school systems a food truck each as part of the department’s new $1.6 million Menu for Success Student Food Truck Initiative. R.I. Education Commissioner Angelica Infante-Green, fifth from right, presents check in support of initiative to students and district leadership at the Warwick Area Career and Technical Center. / COURTESY R.I. DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

13 school systems to receive food trucks via RIDE’s new ‘Menu...

PROVIDENCE – Thirteen local school systems will receive food trucks as part of the R.I. Department of Education’s new $1.6 million Menu for Success...
THE EXTERIOR of Providence City Hall won't change, but many of the people who make decisions inside the building will. Come January, newcomers will fill nearly half of the City Council seats and there will also be a new mayor. / PBN FILE PHOTO/CHRIS BERGENHEIM

Enormous turnover among Providence leaders is unchartered territory

The Providence City Council is on the brink of a massive shift, with nearly half of its members leaving office at the end of...

After his win, Gov. McKee plans for R.I.’s future 

PROVIDENCE (AP) – Now that R.I. Gov. Daniel J. McKee has won his first full term in office, the Democrat is developing a vision...

92K R.I. voters have cast early ballots; polls open 8 a.m....

PROVIDENCE – With Election Day looming on Tuesday, more than 92,000 Rhode Island residents have already voted for who they want in office.  As of...
THE "SUPERMAN" BUILDING, at left, is one of two high-profile downtown Providence projects that are inking a tax stabilization agreement with city officials. / PBN FILE PHOTO/PAMELA BHATIA

2 high-profile projects sidestep new rules for tax deals in Providence

After strengthening wage protections and increasing minority-business participation requirements for developers looking to get tax deals with the city, the Providence City Council appears...

R.I. awards $8.5 million to child care facility expansions, improvements

PROVIDENCE – Fourteen organizations will add or improve more than 1,200 slots at their child care centers with support from an $8.5 million funding...

RIDE launches $15M tech and equipment fund for schools

NORTH PROVIDENCE – Lt. Gov. Sabina Matos joined other state and education leaders on Tuesday to launch the R.I. Department of Education's $15 million...
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