Bishop faces backlash after tweet about Pride Month

U.S. 06/02/19, 14:57

Rhode Island's Roman Catholic bishop on Sunday defended a tweet urging Catholics to not support or attend LGBTQ Pride Month events, saying it was his obligation to teach the faith "clearly and compassionately, even on very difficult and sensitive issues." Diocese ...

Superman Building makes national list of endangered places

U.S. 05/30/19, 07:11

Providence's iconic Superman Building is included on the National Trust for Historic Preservation's annual list of the nation's most endangered historic places.The 2019 list highlights 11 architectural and cultural sites the private nonprofit deems at risk because of neglect, development ...

Self-driving vehicle pulled over by curious police officer

Tech 05/15/19, 15:11

A self-driving shuttle got pulled over by police on its first day carrying passengers on a new Rhode Island route.Providence Police Chief Hugh Clements said an officer pulled over the odd-looking autonomous vehicle because he had never seen one before."It ...

Offshore wind developers to invest $4.5M in Rhode Island

Business 04/22/19, 12:25

The developers of a new offshore wind farm said Monday that they're investing $4.5 million in Rhode Island to advance the industry in the state.Democratic Gov. Gina Raimondo said it was fitting that the funding from Danish-based Orsted U.S. Offshore ...

Jones lifts Arkansas past Providence 84-72 in NIT

Basketball 03/19/19, 23:05

Mason Jones had 18 points and Reggie Chaney posted 14 points and seven blocks as Arkansas defeated Providence 84-72 in the NIT first round on Tuesday night.Jones made 4 of 6 3-pointers.Isaiah Joe had 12 points for Arkansas (18-15). Gabe ...

Infosys forms community college partnership in Rhode Island

Tech 02/12/19, 17:09

Technology company Infosys announced a new partnership with a community college in Rhode Island to develop workers for digital jobs on Tuesday, with the goal of forming similar arrangements elsewhere in the country.Infosys, an Indian digital design and technology company, ...

Brown U criticized for using live pigs in medical training

Science 01/30/19, 09:36

A prominent physicians' group has asked federal regulators to investigate Brown University's medical school, arguing it is violating the law by using live pigs for training in emergency medicine.The Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine on Tuesday asked the U.S. Department ...

Owners of closed strip club buy toys for jobless employees

U.S. 12/24/18, 12:17

The owners of a well-known New England strip club that was shut down following a prostitution investigation have hosted a Christmas toy drive for their workers.WLNE-TV reports that the owners of the Foxy Lady in Providence, Rhode Island bought $2,500 ...

19-year-old Yorkshire Terrier retires from ‘The Nutcracker’

Amazing 11/22/18, 08:45

After more than 125 performances in "The Nutcracker" in Providence, a 19-year-old Yorkshire Terrier named Archie is leaving the stage.Festival Ballet Providence announced this week that its beloved "Nutcracker" dog is retiring.This undated photo provided by Festival Ballet Providence shows ...

Gubernatorial candidates lay out vision for Rhode Island

Business 10/15/18, 06:41

Rhode Island's major gubernatorial candidates have different plans for how to improve the state's economy, combat opioid addiction and keep school children safe.On Nov. 6, voters will choose between Democratic Gov. Gina Raimondo, Republican nominee Allan Fung and independent Joe ...

School bus drivers’ strike continues with no end in sight

U.S. 10/03/18, 17:57

A strike by Providence school bus drivers that's affecting more than 9,000 Rhode Island students continued for a fifth day Wednesday, with no end in sight.Drivers picketed Wednesday near the yard where buses are kept by First Student, the private ...

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