First Southwest Company, one of the financial institutions involved in the ill-fated 38 Studios deal, is objecting to the state’s recent settlement agreement with two other banks in the ongoing lawsuit against actors in the video game fiasco.
Lawyers for First Southwest filed a memorandum in Rhode Island Superior Court objecting to the settlement with Barclays Capital and Wells Fargo Securities, which, if approved by the court, would yield just under $26 million in payments to the state.
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Shawna Lawton, one of two Republicans running for the chance to challenge House Speaker Nicholas Mattiello, is drawing attention to how her GOP rival, Steven Frias, has volunteered for an organization that has received legislative grants.
Rhode Island students scored a little bit better this spring on the annual standardized test known as PARCC, or the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers.
In the second year of the test, scores improved by an average of 5 percentage points in math and 2 percentage points in English. But State Education Commissioner Ken Wagner said gaps between urban and suburban students showed little or no change, and in some cases worsened.
The baby’s name is Polly and she’s a Matschie’s Tree Kangaroo, an endangered species, with only a few dozen in captivity in the United States.
The kangaroos have a reddish-brown and white coat with small ears and long tails. They’re found in the rainforests of Papau New Guinea, where they spend most of their time climbing trees in high-altitude forests. However, the species is threatened by logging, mining, and drilling. Six Matschie’s Tree Kangaroos were born in captivity in the United States last year as part of the Association of Zoos and Aquarium’s Species Survival Program.
Providence Police have identified 30-year-old Michelle Cagnon of Cumberland as the woman struck and killed by a bus in downtown Providence Wednesday morning. Cagnon was crossing the street at approximately 8:15 a.m. near Kennedy Plaza when she was hit by a Peter Pan bus.
A park ranger for the city witnessed the collision and called authorities to the scene, where Cagnon was later pronounced dead.