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Election Central 2018

Trillo promises “relief and transparency” on pensions if elected

Trillo promises “relief and transparency” on pensions if elected

By Tessa Roy, WPRO News Independent candidate for governor Joe Trillo said if he’s elected, his first order of business would be signing an executive order to “begin to reverse and investigate the damaging effects” of Governor Gina Raimondo’s 2011 pension reform. Trillo acknowledged supporting then-treasurer Raimondo’s reform, but said he did so because lawmakers…

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

Massachusetts state trooper stabbed, suspect then shot

Massachusetts state trooper stabbed, suspect then shot

NEW SALEM, Mass. (AP) – A Massachusetts State Police trooper sustained stab wounds to the head, neck, shoulders and arm while trying to apprehend an 18-year-old man who had earlier fled a traffic stop. Authorities say the teenage suspect was then shot in the torso by the 47-year-old trooper and both were taken to the…

Rhode Island pair crows: We’ll fight loud rooster tickets

Rhode Island pair crows: We’ll fight loud rooster tickets

HOPKINTON, R.I. (AP) – A Rhode Island couple is vowing to fight the three tickets they have received from police recently after their neighbors complained that their roosters are too loud. Jeremy and Jenelle Palmer own three acres in Hopkinton. They tell The Westerly Sun it is zoned for both farming and residential and they…

Trillo promises “relief and transparency” on pensions if elected

Trillo promises “relief and transparency” on pensions if elected

By Tessa Roy, WPRO News Independent candidate for governor Joe Trillo said if he’s elected, his first order of business would be signing an executive order to “begin to reverse and investigate the damaging effects” of Governor Gina Raimondo’s 2011 pension reform. Trillo acknowledged supporting then-treasurer Raimondo’s reform, but said he did so because lawmakers…

2 more agree to plead guilty in state police OT scandal

2 more agree to plead guilty in state police OT scandal

BOSTON (AP) – Two more people have agreed to plead guilty in the Massachusetts State Police overtime abuse scandal. Federal prosecutors on Friday said suspended Trooper Eric Chin and retired Trooper Paul Cesan each agreed to plead guilty to embezzlement from an agency receiving federal funds. No dates for them to enter their pleas have…

 
 

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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