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R.I. Uber and Lyft drivers join Valentine’s Day strikes

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island rideshare drivers aren’t feeling the love on Valentine’s Day.  Lyft and Uber drivers across the state are joining thousands of U.S....

Report: Washington Bridge closure has cost state $860K so far

PROVIDENCE – The closure of the westbound side of the Washington Bridge is taking its toll on the state’s coffers. The R.I. Department of Transportation...
A bridge engineer concluded that rods on the Washington Bridge may have broken earlier than when they were discovered in December, according to emails by multiple news agencies Wednesday. / AP FILE PHOTO/STEW MILNE

Reports: Emails show RIDOT’s response to broken rods on Washington Bridge

PROVIDENCE – An engineer claimed the broken rods on the Washington Bridge may have happened earlier than when it was discovered in December, with...

State’s top education official warns of budget cuts, layoffs

PROVIDENCE – The state’s top education official is warning that school districts across the state could see budget cuts and staff layoffs over the...

Winter storm brings significant snow across R.I.

PROVIDENCE – Cleanup continued across the state Monday after the first storm of the winter season dumped as much as 11 inches of snow...

State braces for first significant snowstorm since 2022

PROVIDENCE – A winter weather system is expected to slam into the state this weekend with the potential for significant snow accumulation and high...

Woonsocket finance director fired days after mayor’s resignation

WOONSOCKET – Cindy Johnston, the city’s finance director, has been fired, Interim Mayor Christopher Beauchamp told WPRI-TV CBS 12 Wednesday. Christine Chamberland has been...
LISA BALDELLI-HUNT, pictured standing outside former Woonsocket water treatment plant along the Blackstone River in 2022, has resigned as mayor of Woonsocket effective immediately. / PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Woonsocket Mayor Lisa Baldelli-Hunt resigns from office immediately

WOONSOCKET – Lisa Baldelli-Hunt, who has served as the city’s mayor for about a decade but ran into recent controversies within the last couple...
FROM LEFT, Republican candidate Gerry W. Leonard Jr. and Democratic candidate Gabe Amo are now at the mercy of voters in the state's 1st Congressional District choosing who their next congressman will be on Tuesday. / COURTESY GERRY W. LEONARD JR. AND GABE AMO

Voters go to polls to select new congressman, school bond measures

PROVIDENCE – Voters on Tuesday are going to the polls to either elect a new congressman to represent Rhode Island in the U.S. House...
GABE AMO, right, Democratic congressional candidate, makes a statement while Republican congressional candidate Gerry W. Leonard Jr. looks on during Friday's debate at WPRI-TV CBS 12. / COURTESY JAMES BARTONE/WPRI-TV CBS 12

CD1 candidates debate Israel, assault rifles, SCOTUS term limits

EAST PROVIDENCE – The conflict in Gaza, abortion, assault rifles and term limits on the U.S. Supreme Court were among the topics debated Friday...
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