Election Central 2018

Fung campaign speaks against “hateful” sign display

Fung campaign speaks against “hateful” sign display

By WPRO News Mayor Allan Fung’s gubernatorial campaign expressed disgust after one of their campaign signs was found hanging on a noose in a yard in Chepachet. The yard also featured signs for GOP candidate for U.S. Senate Bob Flanders and independent candidate for governor Joe Trillo. “This is plain disgusting. Hateful symbols like this…

PODCAST: Representative Moira Walsh not backing Mattiello

PODCAST: Representative Moira Walsh not backing Mattiello

By WPRO News After winning her primary last week, Representative Moira Walsh is unfazed by House Speaker Nick Mattiello’s support for her opponent, an ex-Republican Trump supporter Michael Earnheart. The race between Walsh and Earnheart made national headlines after the state Democratic party endorsed and later rescinded its support for Earnheart. “Honestly, I kind of…

4 candidates in Rhode Island primary seek recounts

4 candidates in Rhode Island primary seek recounts

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) – Four candidates have requested recounts following Rhode Island’s primary elections. The Providence Journal reports David O’Connell, State Sen. Paul Jabour, Rep. Ramon Perez and Oscar Vargas all asked the state Board of Elections to review Wednesday’s election results. Unofficial results show O’Connell lost to Jose Serodio for state representative by 12…

Governor’s new ad shows the wrong city to criticize opponent

Governor’s new ad shows the wrong city to criticize opponent

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) – Rhode Island’s Democratic governor released a new campaign ad the day after winning the primary that shows the wrong city while criticizing her Republican opponent. The ad , posted online Thursday, says Cranston is a distressed community, while showing storefronts in Providence’s Silver Lake section near Cranston. Gov. Gina Raimondo and…

 

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Fung campaign speaks against “hateful” sign display

Fung campaign speaks against “hateful” sign display

By WPRO News Mayor Allan Fung’s gubernatorial campaign expressed disgust after one of their campaign signs was found hanging on a noose in a yard in Chepachet. The yard also featured signs for GOP candidate for U.S. Senate Bob Flanders and independent candidate for governor Joe Trillo. “This is plain disgusting. Hateful symbols like this…

North Smithfield Town Council Approves Anti-Nike Resolution

North Smithfield Town Council Approves Anti-Nike Resolution

By a 3-2 vote, the North Smithfield Town Council has approved a resolution requesting the school committee, and all municipal departments to refrain from buying Nike products. The resolution – introduced by council president John Beauregard – was the subject of nearly all speakers at the open forum which began the council meeting, held in…

Foundation being set up for victims of gas explosions

Foundation being set up for victims of gas explosions

LAWRENCE, Mass. (AP) – The governor of Massachusetts and leaders from the three communities affected have announced that a relief fund will be established to help residents whose lives were disrupted by a series of natural gas fires and explosions. Republican Gov. Charlie Baker said Monday the hope is to have the foundation running by…

PODCAST: Representative Moira Walsh not backing Mattiello

PODCAST: Representative Moira Walsh not backing Mattiello

By WPRO News After winning her primary last week, Representative Moira Walsh is unfazed by House Speaker Nick Mattiello’s support for her opponent, an ex-Republican Trump supporter Michael Earnheart. The race between Walsh and Earnheart made national headlines after the state Democratic party endorsed and later rescinded its support for Earnheart. “Honestly, I kind of…

Police: Man badly beat and choked woman

Police: Man badly beat and choked woman

BURRILLVILLE, R.I. (AP) – Police in Rhode Island say a Burrillville man beat and choked a woman who had a no-contact order against him. Burrillville police say the responded to a home Sunday night, where they found the woman. Officials say 35-year-old Stephen Morin was arrested at a restaurant about a block away. Morin is…

 
 

Arts + Lifestyle

Rhythm & Roots Festival brings a dance party to Charlestown

Rhythm & Roots Festival brings a dance party to Charlestown

By Steve Klamkin WPRO News Dancers held sway this weekend as the annual Rhythm and Roots Festival brought a wide range of music to Ninigret Park in Charlestown, where thousands of fans camped out and partied all day and into the night. Old favorites joined newer acts to celebrate ‘roots’ music, including Cajun, zydeco and…

First Rhode Island Blues Festival

First Rhode Island Blues Festival

Blues fans were in their glory on Sunday as the first Rhode Island Blues Festival drew several hundred fans to Cranston’s Mulligan’s Island event center, to see top flight blues acts, including Marcia Ball, The Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Selwyn Birchwood and more

CHICAGO Preview: One on One with Mama

CHICAGO Preview: One on One with Mama

“Chicago” opens Friday, Aug. 18 and runs through Sept. 15 at Theatre by the Sea, 364 Cards Pond Road, Wakefield. Tickets start at $52 and may be obtained by calling 401.782.8587 or online at www.theatrebythesea.com.





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