When two men launched flare guns to celebrate a friend's wedding, it resulted in a $100,000 Coast Guard search-and-rescue effort and a lawsuit.
A Providence local who's lived in the city for a year shares what to know before you go, the best places to eat and drink, and where to stay.
Whitehouse told reporters the exclusive oceanfront club "does in fact have diversity in membership."
Rhode Island became the ninth state to raise its minimum wage to $15, months after Congress declined to raise the Federal wage from its current $7.25.
Authorities are investigating the death of Joseph Ventre. The Providence Police Department released bodycam video of officers handcuffing Ventre.
The Rhode Island Foundation raised $3.1 million for new teacher recruitment in Providence over the next five years, for about 125 positions.
The Cleveland Indians are set to have their name changed for the first time in 105 years after indigenous groups called for them to stop using the racist term and months of internal discussions. The team’s owner, Paul Dolan, told the Associated Press that “the name is no longer acceptable […]
The home next to Taylor Swift’s Rhode Island mansion is on the market. Called Hill House, it is listed for $US11.95 million. Swift reportedly bought her property for over $US17 million in 2013. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories. Concerts are on hold indefinitely, but a Taylor Swift fan […]
Pfizer is piloting delivery options for its COVID-19 vaccine in Rhode Island, Texas, New Mexico, and Tennessee. The vaccine has to be shipped and stored at minus 94 degrees Fahrenheit, which poses major distribution challenges. Moderna’s vaccine, by comparison, can be stored in a fridge. The four states in the […]
Rhode Island approved a ballot measure to change the state’s name to just “Rhode Island” from “Rhode Island and Providence Plantations.” It’s a success after numerous legislative and ballot measure attempts to change the name since the 1970s. The tide shifted earlier this year, amid Black Lives Matter protests following […]
As the coronavirus continues to spread, some US states have domestic travel restrictions in place. Some states are requiring those travelling from high-risk areas to fill out health forms and self-quarantine for 14 days once they arrive. Other states, like Florida and Colorado, have not imposed statewide travel restrictions. While […]
A Rhode Island judge sided with a Tesla owner and the ACLU in a spat over a vanity licence plate. Sean Carroll said he got the ‘FKGAS’ tags after his daughter said charging the car at home was like fake gas. He’s not opposed to other, more profane, interpretations of […]
Rhode Island has a plan to use CARES Act funding to bring jobs back to the state. A private-public partnership called “Back to Work RI” will support displaced workers with critical training to help them navigate a job market upended by the coronavirus. The state is partnering on the $US45 […]
The coronavirus pandemic has caused a shift in travel trends. With international travel restrictions in place, the road trip is the vacation of the summer. We surfed Trip Advisor for the highest-rated attractions in the Northeast within recommended social distancing guidelines. Travellers should consult the Centres for Disease Control and […]
A 15-month-old girl in Rhode Island died after a family dog, identified as a pitbull-type breed, bit the child, NBC affiliate WJAR reported. Two adult family members were injured while attempting to protect the child from the attack. Local authorities stated that the police euthanised the dog by shooting it […]
Only two US states, Connecticut and Rhode Island, are reporting declining coronavirus cases, per CNN. 36 states are seeing rising cases, while numbers are holding steady in the remaining states. The US has been breaking records for new daily cases, with an all-time one-day high of 40,000 new cases on […]
A historic four-bedroom Newport home nicknamed the “Chutes and Ladders” house is selling for $US3.45 million following a $US1.2 million price cut in May. Housed in a former 19th-century Rhode Island fire station, it comes with multiple staircases plus an elevator and working firepole. In 2009, the home received a […]
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