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Election Central 2018

Candidate charged with stealing opponent’s campaign signs

Candidate charged with stealing opponent’s campaign signs

WEST GREENWICH, R.I. (AP) – A Republican state senate candidate who police say stole campaign signs from his Democratic opponent has pleaded not guilty. Forty-three-year-old Scott Copley pleaded not guilty Wednesday to misdemeanor larceny. West Greenwich police arrested Copley in September after Sen. Leonidas Raptakis discovered his campaign signs were missing from a gas station.…

Trillo: Rhode Island police and prisons are not cooperating with ICE

Trillo: Rhode Island police and prisons are not cooperating with ICE

Rhode Island correctional authorities are deliberately thwarting efforts by federal immigration agents to take into custody, criminal undocumented immigrations being released from state prisons or police custody, independent candidate for governor Joe Trillo charged Thursday

Groups unite to defeat RI House Speaker’s election campaign

Groups unite to defeat RI House Speaker’s election campaign

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) – Two traditionally Democratic-aligned groups have joined forces to defeat Rhode Island’s Democratic House Speaker as he runs for state representative against a Republican opponent. The Public’s Radio reports the Rhode Island Coalition Against Gun Violence and the state chapter of the National Organization for Women announced their alliance to defeat House…

Fung lays out plans for DCYF reforms, criticizes Raimondo

Fung lays out plans for DCYF reforms, criticizes Raimondo

By Tessa Roy, WPRO News Mayor Allan Fung stood in front of the Rhode Island Department of Children, Youth, and Families on Tuesday, accusing Governor Gina Raimondo of “gross mismanagement” and laying out changes he’d make as governor. Fung largely took issue with Raimondo hiring Jamia McDonald, who he said did not have the degree…

 

Local News

Candidate charged with stealing opponent’s campaign signs

Candidate charged with stealing opponent’s campaign signs

WEST GREENWICH, R.I. (AP) – A Republican state senate candidate who police say stole campaign signs from his Democratic opponent has pleaded not guilty. Forty-three-year-old Scott Copley pleaded not guilty Wednesday to misdemeanor larceny. West Greenwich police arrested Copley in September after Sen. Leonidas Raptakis discovered his campaign signs were missing from a gas station.…

Trillo: Rhode Island police and prisons are not cooperating with ICE

Trillo: Rhode Island police and prisons are not cooperating with ICE

Rhode Island correctional authorities are deliberately thwarting efforts by federal immigration agents to take into custody, criminal undocumented immigrations being released from state prisons or police custody, independent candidate for governor Joe Trillo charged Thursday

PODCAST: Police discuss convicted child rapist’s move to Providence

PODCAST: Police discuss convicted child rapist’s move to Providence

By WPRO News After convicted child rapist Richard Gardner was released from custody in Massachusetts and moved to the Washington Park neighborhood of Providence, a testy community meeting and protests outside Gardner’s home ensued. Providence Police Major David Lapatin joined WPRO’s Gene Valicenti to discuss what police are doing to ensure safety in the community.…

Groups unite to defeat RI House Speaker’s election campaign

Groups unite to defeat RI House Speaker’s election campaign

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) – Two traditionally Democratic-aligned groups have joined forces to defeat Rhode Island’s Democratic House Speaker as he runs for state representative against a Republican opponent. The Public’s Radio reports the Rhode Island Coalition Against Gun Violence and the state chapter of the National Organization for Women announced their alliance to defeat House…

 
 

Arts + Lifestyle

“Night of the Iguana” comes to the new Gamm Theatre in Warwick

“Night of the Iguana” comes to the new Gamm Theatre in Warwick

If you’re involved with the production of a play or musical, tech week can be harrowing and scary. It’s when all the elements of the show must come together, and quickly, as opening night is coming up fast. For Frank O’Donnell, tech week is the best time to be an observer looking on…

“Miss Saigon” – Very Pretty, Very Problematic

“Miss Saigon” – Very Pretty, Very Problematic

“Miss Saigon” runs through Sunday, Sept. 30, at the Providence Performing Arts Center, 220 Weybosset St., Providence. Tickets start at $40 and may be obtained at the box office, online at www.ppacri.org, or by calling 401.421.2787.


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