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  1. Rhode Island to hold farmland acquisition meetingRead the original story w/Photo

    9 hrs ago | White Lake Beacon

    Rhode Island environmental officials have planned another meeting about proposed rules that could allow the state to buy and protect farmland and sell it to interested farmers. The public workshop will take place at 5:30 p.m. on Sept.

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  2. Backers hope nation's i rst offshore wind farm will jump-start an industryRead the original story w/Photo

    11 hrs ago | Bangor Daily News

    ... government has awarded nearly a dozen commercial offshore wind leases, including locations off the coasts of Rhode Island, Massachusetts, New Jersey, Maryland and Virginia. This month, Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker signed a law requiring ...

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  3. Rhode Island man shot by police after foot chaseRead the original story

    15 hrs ago | WLNE-TV Providence

    The Woonsocket Police Department says 19-year-old Mitchell Savard of Woonsocket was shot by an officer behind an apartment building on Read Street after a brief foot chase early on Sunday. Savard was taken to Rhode Island Hospital with wounds that police say are not life-threatening.

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  4. Politics | Meet the Candidates: Stephanie WestgateRead the original story w/Photo

    23 hrs ago | Go Local

    ... Meet Stephanie Westgate who is running for the House of Representative in District 53. The biggest issue Rhode Island faces is the lack of ethical, transparent and responsive government. The countless bad bills that are passed during session, as ...

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  5. Politics | Common Cause Rankings for Each Member of the RI SenateRead the original story w/Photo

    23 hrs ago | Go Local

    ... of Representatives as ranked by RI Common Cause. Today, we unveil the scores for each of the members of the Rhode Island State Senate. "Common Cause counted 16 Senate votes (weight equals 25) and 17 House votes (weight equals 32) from the Senate and ...

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  6. Rhode Island sues to get Russian sub removed from scrapyardRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Stars and Stripes

    ... working on it in 2014. PROVIDENCE, R.I. - The remnants of a Russian submarine rest mere feet from shore in Rhode Island, a Cold War relic rusting away. State environmental officials are suing to get the hollowed-out hull of the submarine that was ...

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  7. Rhode Island lawmaker calls for state investment at military facilitiesRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Stars and Stripes

    A Democratic Rhode Island lawmaker wants the state to put money into an empty fund created to support its military facilities and defense industry. Sen. Louis DiPalma of Middletown said the state needs to invest in improvements at its military facilities but can't because lawmakers never put any money into the fund.

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  8. The nationa s first offshore wind farm is ready to go, despite criticsa blowbackRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday | The Washington Post

    The nation's first offshore wind farm, which sits just off the coast of Rhode Island's Block Island, is set to begin generating power this fall. The turbines stand like sentinels off the coast of this tiny island, each rising twice as high as the Statue of Liberty.

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  9. Municipalities awarded federal funding to buy fire trucksRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday | WLNE-TV Providence

    _ Three Rhode Island municipalities have been awarded federal funding so that each can buy a new fire truck. The state's congressional delegation announced that Central Falls, Exeter and Woonsocket were awarded a combined $1.6 million through the ...

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  10. T-shirt company moving to Rhode Island from ConnecticutRead the original story

    Saturday | WLNE-TV Providence

    Online retailer Ivory Ella has scheduled a "shirt-cutting" ceremony Tuesday with guests including Rhode Island's Democratic Gov. Gina Raimondo. Founded last year in Groton, Connecticut the company will be moving just a few towns east and across the state border to Westerly.

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  11. Politics | Meet the Candidates: Representative Jan P. MalikRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday | Go Local

    ... Islanders have the jobs that they need to properly provide for themselves and their families. In order to make Rhode Island's economy stronger, we need to adapt to the current global economy that is in existence. The economy has changed so much ...

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  12. News | Common Cause Rankings for Each Member of the HouseRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday | Go Local

    The 2016 legislative session was a historic year for ethics legislation as the Rhode Island General Assembly voted to pass a sweeping bill, which if approved by voters in November, will restore the Ethics Commission's oversight over the legislature. That was just one of many important ethics bills that Common Cause Rhode Island used to rank members based on their votes.

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  13. R.I. lawmaker calls for state investment at military facilitiesRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday | The Day

    To continue reading up to 10 premium articles, you must register , or sign up and take advantage of this exclusive offer: PROVIDENCE - A Democratic Rhode Island lawmaker wants the state to put money into an empty fund created to support its military facilities and defense industry. Sen. Louis DiPalma of Middletown said the state needs to invest in improvements at its military facilities but can't because lawmakers never put any money into the fund.

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  14. Police: Nearly 2 dozen arrests made at fair in Rhode IslandRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Aug 26 | Boston.com

    Richmond Police Chief Elwood Johnson Jr. tells The Westerly Sun the town normally sees several dozen arrests each year as a result of the annual Washington County Fair. Police say none of the reported arrests were Richmond residents.

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  15. Johnston man arrested for organized crime operationRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Aug 26 | WLNE-TV Providence

    After a month long investigation, Rhode Island State Police have arrested a man they say managed an organized retail crime operation.

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  16. Police: man ran retail crime operation out of social clubRead the original story

    Friday Aug 26 | WLNE-TV Providence

    Rhode Island State Police have arrested a man they say oversaw an organized retail crime operation out of his home and a Federal Hill social club. After a monthlong investigation, 73-year-old Richard Tiberi, of Johnston, was charged with receiving stolen goods valued above $1,500, soliciting another to commit a crime and conspiracy.

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  17. Stock Narcan in schoolsRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Aug 26 | The Day

    ... distribution; while schools throughout New Hampshire and Kentucky also already stocked Narcan. In addition, Rhode Island passed a law requiring middle and high schools to keep the drug at the ready. There is plenty of data to support this ...

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  18. Lawmaker calls for state investment at military facilitiesRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Aug 26 | Seattle Post-Intelligencer

    A Democratic Rhode Island lawmaker wants the state to put money into an empty fund created to support its military facilities and defense industry. Sen. Louis DiPalma of Middletown said the state needs to invest in improvements at its military facilities but can't because lawmakers never put any money into the fund.

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  19. Rhode Island reaches deal for $25.6M over Schilling's firmRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Aug 26 | Sentinel & Enterprise

    Rhode Island has reached a $25.6 million settlement with two of the financial backers it sued over a disastrous deal with former Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling's 38 Studios video-game company. The state's Commerce Corp. announced this week that it has agreed to the proposed settlement with Wells Fargo Securities and Barclays Capital Inc. The company founded by Schilling moved from Maynard, Mass., to Rhode Island in 2010 after the state's economic development agency agreed to give it a $75 million loan guarantee.

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  20. Pope Calls for Tolerance, Loving Gestures, in Final MassRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 27, 2015 | NBC Bay Area

    ... "I wanted to be part of history," said Isaac, who was wearing a U.S. Army hat. "I came all the way from Rhode Island without tickets. Within two hours I had four. I think God is a miracle and a feast." On his way to Sunday Mass on the Ben Franklin ...

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