PROVIDENCE, RI – At the height of summer in Rhode Island, WRNI Political Analyst Scott Mackay says it's time to count our blessings and take stock of the good things about our cozy corner of New England.
PROVIDENCE, RI – House Speaker Gordon Fox says he supports reforming the hiring process for legislative employees.
A good government group wants the legislature to adopt an employee classification system with specified job functions and compensation. Fox says he's receptive to considering the concept, possibly during next year's legislative session.
PROVIDENCE, RI – Former Governor Bruce Sundlun was laid to rest after a funeral service at Temple Beth-El in Providence. A former aide, US Senator Sheldon Whitehouse, called Sundlun one of the most accomplished leaders in Rhode Island history.
PROVIDENCE, RI – Pawtucket has set up a number of places to help residents there beat the heat.
They city is extending hours at the public library, the senior center, waiving fees as the Fairlawn Veterans pool and extending swimming hours to 8:00 pm, and opening community rooms in senior centers. Pawtucket spokesman Doug Hadden says the city wants people know they have options.
PROVIDENCE, RI – The City of Providence is holding a planning session to discuss the future of the Jewelry District and nearby neighborhoods.
The capital city's Planning Department says the study is being done to identify the preferred use of downtown and the hospital area of upper South Providence. The latter area includes the Jewelry District and land made available by the relocation of Interstate 195.