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Officials propose “modest” hikes on beach, camping fees

Officials propose “modest” hikes on beach, camping fees

By Tessa Roy, WPRO News Officials said Monday that some of the state’s outdoor recreation can be better maintained and improved by issuing “modest” hikes in beach and camping fees, some of which Department of Environmental Management (DEM) Director Janet Coit said haven’t changed in 17 years. “Our parks are still open and free to…

Lawmaker introduces bill to require stores to accept cash

Lawmaker introduces bill to require stores to accept cash

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) – A state lawmaker has introduced a bill to ensure that customers can pay with cash in Rhode Island stores. Democratic Rep. Mia Ackerman, of Cumberland, says more retailers are shifting to cashless transactions, which could negatively impact working-class people, senior citizens and college students who don’t have credit cards. Her bill…

This Week at the State House

This Week at the State House

By WPRO News and the Associated Press Gun bills are back at the State House On the anniversary of the Parkland school shooting, and with one of the school’s students in the audience, Governor Gina Raimondo and Attorney General Peter Neronha announced the introduction of 3 familiar gun bills; bans on assault weapons, high capacity…

 
 

Arts + Lifestyle

New moves give Cats a second life at PPAC

Cats runs through Sunday, Jan. 27, at the Providence Performing Arts Center, 220 Weybosset St., Providence. Tickets start at $52 and may be obtained at ppacri.org or by calling 401.421.2787.

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