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Hummel Report – A Better Place

Hummel Report – A Better Place

Over the past six weeks the owner of a controversial asphalt plant made good on a years-long pledge to move his operation away from a residential neighborhood in Coventry. The Hummel Report, which first reported on the situation in late 2013, has followed the dismantling and moving of an entire plant 14 miles south to a new location. This week Jim Hummel sits down with the owner, who said continuing battles with neighbors and town officials made the decision to leave an easy one.MORE

Governor Raimondo hosts free college tuition rally at Cranston East

Governor Raimondo hosts free college tuition rally at Cranston East

The plan— called the Rhode Island Promise Scholarship— would cost roughly $30 million per year. It will be offered to residents in good academic standing two years of free tuition at the Community College of Rhode Island, Rhode Island College and the University of Rhode Island.MORE