PROVIDENCE, R.I. – A new poll of likely voters shows independent Lincoln Chafee ahead in the governor's race and Republican John Robitaille and Democrat Frank Caprio in a statistical dead heat.
The poll from Channel 10 and Quest Research gives independent Lincoln Chafee 35 percent. The survey of 523 likely voters gives Republican John Robitaille 28 percent, with Frank Caprio receiving 25 percent, a statistical tie under the four percent margin of error. Moderate Party candidate Ken Block received two percent.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. – A Connecticut battery company is looking to move its operations to Rhode Island. And the Rhode Island Economic Development Corporation has offered incentives to lure the company to East Greenwich.
Yardney Technical Products makes high-performance batteries for aerospace and defense companies - its batteries powered the Mars landing rover.
And for 40 years it's made those batteries in Connecticut, just across the state line from Westerly. But now it's looking to move to a space in East Greenwich.
Providence, RI – September 11, 2001. The intense, traumatic images are seared into our collective memory. Now fast forward and grapple with the aftermath, the divisive, often painful debate about plans to construct an Islamic center in the World Trade Center neighborhood. As Bill Miles reflects, we've learned much as a nation since 9-11, but not nearly enough.
Miles, a resident of Seekonk, Massachusetts, is professor of political science at Northeastern University. His two most recent books are Zion in the Desert and My African Horse Problem.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. – State Rep. Joseph Almeida doesn't have to look far when he wants a reminder of the state's official name.
Sitting in his Providence office on a recent weekday morning, Almeida reaches into his back pocket and takes out his official legislative ID.
"In the wallet, they give us a badge and on the badge all it says is Representative Joseph Almeida, State of Rhode Island," he says. "But on the ID card it says State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations."
PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Democratic gubernatorial candidate Frank Caprio is standing by his remark that President Obama can take his endorsement and quote "shove it." The four major candidates for governor chimed in on the controversial comment in a debate last night.
Last night's Channel 12 debate was the first since President Obama's trip to the state earlier this week. Republican John Robitaille said Caprio's comment raised questions about whether he has the temperament to make good decisions as governor.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. – One day after saying the president could take his non-endorsement and quote "shove it", Democratic gubernatorial candidate Frank Caprio said he has the "highest respect" for the commander in chief.