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State Senate GOP announces leaders

State Senate GOP announces leaders

By WPRO News State Senator Dennis Algiere will continue leading Rhode Island’s tiny Senate Republican caucus. This will mark the 11th term the Westerly Republican has led the GOP in the Senate. They’ve been badly outnumbered throughout that tenure dating back to 1997, and the caucus currently has only 5 members. Algiere says he looks…

Women’s caucus considers vote opposing Mattiello as speaker

Women’s caucus considers vote opposing Mattiello as speaker

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) – The Rhode Island Democratic Party Women’s Caucus has delayed a vote to block Democratic House Speaker Nicholas Mattiello’s reappointment to his leadership post. WPRI-TV reports that group members decided Tuesday to publish the resolution introduced by Sen. Jeanine Calkin online for a digital vote. Calkin and others say Mattiello failed to…

Dentist avoids prison in tax evasion case

Dentist avoids prison in tax evasion case

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) – A Rhode Island dentist who failed to pay taxes on as much as $1.2 million in payments to his practice has avoided prison. Federal prosecutors say 72-year-old Lawrence Stephenson was sentenced Tuesday to three years of probation, ordered to perform 280 hours of community service, including providing free dental services, and…

Newport Pell Bridge at 50: Looking back, and looking ahead

Newport Pell Bridge at 50: Looking back, and looking ahead

The Rhode Island Turnpike and Bridge Authority plans a year-long celebration as the Newport Pell Bridge turns 50 years old in 2019, and the agency will also look ahead to potential new services, including pedestrian and bike paths on all of its bridges, as well as efforts to “monetize” the bridges.

 
 

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“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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