The bill, which lawmakers hope will see an $83-million mini-Fenway Park constructed between Route 95 and the Seekonk River, now moves to the Senate, which passed a more team-friendly version of the stadium bill earlier in the year.

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  • Ethics board dismisses complaint against firefighter
    PROVIDENCE — The Rhode Island Ethics Commission on Tuesday dismissed a complaint alleging that the president of the East Greenwich firefighters' union violated state ethics laws by supervising his brother in his capacity as a lieutenant in the department.The commission, at the recommendation of its prosecutor, unanimously threw out the complaint brought by Acting East Greenwich Deputy Chief Peter F. More
  • New England regulators scale back Atlantic herring catch
    Regulators on Tuesday tightened restrictions on the fishing of Atlantic herring but didn’t go as far as some groups wanted to help rebuild declining stocks of the small, oily fish that’s not only important to New England fishermen but is also a critical link in the marine food chain.The New England Fishery Management Council unanimously approved a new management approach that will dramatically cut the catch limits for herring over the next three years, but the regulatory [...] More
  • Coventry family displaced but unharmed following house fire
    COVENTRY — Residents of a house in Coventry were displaced Tuesday afternoon following a house fire, the Coventry Police Department said in a press release.The Coventry Police Department and Coventry Fire Department responded to a fire at 464 Fairview Ave., along with neighboring fire districts, at 3:26 p.m., according to the release.All residents escaped the blaze unharmed and Fairview Ave. More
  • Starting in January, Dunkin' Donuts will just be Dunkin'
    Dunkin' is dropping the donuts — from its name, anyway.Doughnuts are still on the menu, but the company is renaming itself "Dunkin'" to reflect its increasing emphasis on coffee and other drinks, and a steadily expanding menu of sandwiches and other food.The 68-year-old chain has toyed with the idea for a while. More
  • Judge finds Faria in contempt and "unworthy of belief"
    PROVIDENCE, R.I. — A Superior Court judge on Tuesday found East Providence City Councilman Brian J. Faria in contempt, saying he did not comply with her July order to return hundreds of documents Faria took from City Hall after a 10-hour overnight visit last spring.Judge Maureen Keough repeatedly called Faria's testimony during a hearing earlier this month evasive and "unworthy of belief" — and ordered him to produce by Monday every document he [...] More
  • READY TO PLAY BALL: Lawmakers send PawSox stadium plan to governor
    PROVIDENCE, R.I. — The General Assembly made its pitch Friday for the Pawtucket Red Sox to stay in Rhode Island, passing a bill to finance an $83-million minor league ballpark. Hours after the House o...
    06/22/2018 - 12:01 pm | View Link
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    Democrat Raimondo now leads Fung, the mayor of Cranston, 43 percent to 36 percent. And that 7-point lead seems linked to the independent candidacy of former Republican state lawmaker Joseph Trillo ...
    09/22/2018 - 6:09 pm | View Website
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