This story is part of our series “Rising Tide” about how – or whether - Rhode Islanders are emerging from the deepest economic recession since the 1930s. The question we’re asking is: does a rising tide really lift all boats, or are some Rhode Islanders still being left behind?
In advance of Earth Day, the agency that runs the Central Landfill has launched a recycling campaign. The campaign includes TV and radio spots and a series of web videos.
The goal of the campaign is to remind people how to recycle properly. Sarah Kite, director of recycling services, says workers at the recycling facility continuously find items that don’t belong in there.
“You really shouldn’t be putting dirty diapers in your recycling. You shouldn’t be putting garden hoses. You shouldn’t be putting plastic bags. Food does not belong in your recycling bin.”
The Chairman of the National Endowment for the Humanities visited Rhode Island Monday.
The agency has invested millions of dollars in Rhode Island cultural institutions including the Rhode Island Historical Society and Brown University. NEH also has roots in Rhode Island. It was created thanks in part to a bill sponsored by the late Rhode Island Senator Claiborne Pell. NEH Chair William Adams spoke with Rhode Island Public Radio Political Analyst Scott MacKay about that history and why he thinks the federal government should continue funding for the humanities.
Documents to formalize a settlement of the state pension lawsuit were filed Monday in Superior Court . The settlement faces several hurdles to be completed.
Lawyers announced in court earlier this month that most public employee unions and retirees had agreed to a proposed settlement to the legal challenge over Rhode Island’s 2011 pension overhaul. The attorneys are now following up by filing documents outlining the agreement.