Breaking News from Rhode Island News
Find the latest Rhode Island Newsfrom the most update to date resource for all local headlines and breaking stories.
Pint-sized Rhode Island taps into regional craft beer boom
This Thursday, May 24, 2018 photo shows a craft beer at Long Live Beerworks in Providence, R.I. There is cause for hoppy optimism in the nation's smallest state, where lawmakers in 2016 moved to alleviate a harsh regulatory environment for craft beer manufacturers. The state could see record growth
Rhode Island Sports Betting Call for Bids Answered by Only IGT
Last month, in anticipation of the US Supreme Court jettisoning PASPA, the Rhode Island Lottery (RIL) submitted a request for tender to prospective sports betting operators.
AP Top Rhode Island Headlines at 8:28 a.m. EDT
Copyright 2018 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
Training for all scenarios: ‘Operation Red Tide’ just the latest live training in Rhode Island
A heavily-armed police officer stands guard over a “victim” awaiting treatment following a mock mass shooting during “Operation Red Tide,” a mass-casualty drill for first-responders at Narragansett Town Beach Wednesday involving state and local agencies and groups. Volunteers sporting realistic woun
Beans and Books: Poetry and Open Mic Night - Rhode Island Blog
Check out this great once a month event atBean Barnin Coventry! Coffee, drinks and poetry every third Saturday of the month! Each month will have two featured readers followed by an open mic session. This month’s readings will be on Saturday, June 16th starting at 7pm.
RI Artist Paul Santos Takes It to The Street!! - Rhode Island Blog
From the age of 17,Cumberland, RI native,Paul Santos has been dabbling in art, starting by iconic renditions of music album covers in the likes of King Crimson“21st Century Schizoid Man” andJethroTull“Aqualung” to name a few.
Sightsailing in Newport with Cloudy Bay and Salt Pond Oysters - Rhode Island Monthly
It was a beautiful day with a chance of thunderstorms in the late afternoon, so we were hoping the rain would hold off for the sail. Lucky for us, it did, and we enjoyed crisp bay breezes and blue skies for most of the ninety-minute cruise.
This Week at the Rhode Island General Assembly
Red flag bill, bump stocks ban pass SenateThe Senate approved two bills to prevent gun violence and mass shootings: a ban (2018-S 2292A) on bump stocks and other rapid-fire gun modifications sponsored by Sen. James E. Seveney (D-Dist. 11, Portsmouth, Bristol, Tiverton); and “red flag” legislation (2
What’sUpNewp Radio Edition – May 25: James McGuire, Department Commander of the Rhode Island Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War
James P. McGuire, Department Commander of theRhode Island Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War, joined Ryan Belmore and Frank Prosnitz on this edition of What’sUpNewp Radio Edition on AM 1540 WADK to discuss Memorial Day, the 150thanniversary, the Grand Army of the Republic, Rhode Island Civil W
2 ‘Sinister’ Motorcycle Gangs Busted in Rhode Island
RI State Police, with help from other agencies, today arrested 49 people and seized 53 illegal guns, narcotics and stolen property during a coordinated series of pre-dawn raids early today. All part of a year-long investigation into motorcycle gangs. More:pic.twitter.com/787sRUm0qe— RI State Police
Have a Doggone Good Time with Your Pooch this Weekend - Rhode Island Monthly
After being cooped up all winter (and spring!) long, pamper your pooch this weekend by getting outside and enjoying the nice weather at one of Rhode Island’s several dog parks. Each park ranges in size and design, but all share the same purpose: to provide a space where Rover can run off-leash and s
Rhode Island: Only 1 state senator opposed bump stock ban, gun seizure bills
The bills–S.2292, to outlaw various bump stock devices andS.2492, to establish a system to take guns from those thought to be at risk to themselves or others– passed the Democrat-controlled body 33-1. State Sen. Elaine Morgan, R-Charlestown, cast the sole “no” vote against both measures.
2017 gains, 2019 plans announced at annual Rhode Island Foundation meeting - Providence Business News
THE RHODE ISLAND FOUNDATION held its annual meeting on Thursday, May 24 to review gains made in 2017 and plans for 2019 and beyond. / PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNOPROVIDENCE – Uniting as a community, toward common goals and improvements, was at the core of Neil D. Steinberg’s remarks at the Rhode I
Massachusetts, Rhode Island sign offshore wind deals
Massachusetts and Rhode Island have awarded contracts to generate 1,200 megawatts of wind power in what could become the biggest offshore wind complex off the coast of the U.S.,Kallanish Energyreports.
Rhode Island State Police Break Up Biker Gang
What do you think of when you think Rhode Island? Seafood? H.P. Lovecraft? Rebellious free thinkers? What about notoriously savage motorcycle gangs, drug running, illegal firearms, and turf wars? Not necessarily, right? You know why you wouldn't immediately associate The Ocean State with gangs like
Rhode Island Moves Forward On Gun Control Measures
One bill would allow for the court-ordered seizure of firearms from individuals deemed dangerous, also known as a red flag policy. The other bans modifications to guns, allowing them to shoot off bullets at a higher rate.
The Enchanting Seaside Campground In Rhode Island Where You'll Want To Spend The Whole Summer
Children can explore trails and paths safely on their own. This seaside campground also has tennis courts, basketball courts, and a playground for the kids.
TGIF: 22 Things To Know About Rhode Island Politics & Media
It's Memorial Day weekend, a time to reflect on the sacrifices of others while also looking to summer pleasures. So thanks for stopping by for my weekly column. As usual, your tips and commentsare welcome, and you can reach me through the weekon the twitters. Here we go.
Rhode Island jumped ahead of 24 states and are now the 9th best economy in the U.S. - by Tom Sweeney
At the end of 2017 Benny’s, Rhode Island’s native big retail store, closed all 31 locations after 93 years in the business. This is not a problem unique to Rhode Island, CNBC reports that over 70 million s/f of retail space is already slated to close in 2018. Toys R Us’, Bon-Ton and Walmart’s Sam’s
Price Rite Marketplace presents $70,272 to Rhode Island Community Food Bank
BOUNTIFUL PRESENTATION: Pictured from left are Rob Goddard, store manager, Price Rite Marketplace Andrew Schiff, CEO of Rhode Island Community Food Bank; William Devin, director of operations, Joey Hunter, human resources generalist, Desiree Franqui, front end manager, Jessica Feliciano, front end m