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Hummel Report: Principle or Personal?

Hummel Report: Principle or Personal?

The Rhode Island Board of Elections has spent more than $12,000 over the past 10 months defending its decision to charge $410 to fulfill a public-records request. The board’s denial of a request to waive the fee has morphed into a first-of-its-kind lawsuit to reach Superior Court. This week, Jim Hummel takes a closer look at the issue and finds out that the meter is still running.

This Week at the State House

This Week at the State House

By WPRO News and the Associated Press  Governor picks new education commissioner Governor Gina Raimondo has picked Angélica Infante-Green, Deputy Commissioner of the New York State Education Department’s Office of Instructional Support, to succeed Ken Wagner as Rhode Island’s Elementary and Secondary Education Commissioner. According to Raimondo’s office, New York’s graduation rate increased, students made gains…

Rhode Island man gets 260 years for making child porn

Rhode Island man gets 260 years for making child porn

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) – A Rhode Island man has been sentenced to 260 years in prison for producing child pornography involving multiple prepubescent children. Federal prosecutors announced 45-year-old Thomas Goodman’s sentence on Friday. The Warwick man was sentenced by a judge who said “the level of depravity is beyond comprehension.” U.S. District Court Judge John…

Twin River to extend sports betting hours for March Madness

Twin River to extend sports betting hours for March Madness

LINCOLN, R.I. (AP) – Twin River Casino in Rhode Island says it’s planning to extend its sports betting hours during the NCAA basketball tournament. Casino general manager Craig Sculos tells WPRI-TV he expects March Madness will be the “biggest swing of days that we’ve had.” He says there may be an opportunity to take in…

 
 

Arts + Lifestyle

“Escaped Alone” addresses fears big and small

“Escaped Alone” addresses fears big and small

“Escaped Alone” and “Come and Go” are running through March 17 at the Gamm Theatre, 1245 Jefferson Blvd., Warwick. Tickets start at $52 and may be obtained at the box office, online at www.gammtheatre.org or by calling 401.723.4266

“School of Rock” rocks at PPAC

“School of Rock” rocks at PPAC

School of Rock runs through Sunday, March 3 at the Providence Performing Arts Center, 220 Weybosset St., Providence. Tickets may be obtained at the box office, online at ppacri.org or by calling 401.421.2787.

‘Green Book’ wins best picture in an upset at the Oscars

‘Green Book’ wins best picture in an upset at the Oscars

In a year when Hollywood could have made history by bestowing its top award on Netflix (“Roma”) or Marvel (“Black Panther”) for the first time, the motion picture academy instead threw its fullest support Sunday behind a traditional interracial buddy tale that proved as popular as it was divisive. But Peter Farrelly’s “Green Book” weathered criticism that it was retrograde and inauthentic to triumph over more acclaimed films and bigger box-office successes.

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