The female falcon that nested atop the Superman building last year is back this spring. The falcon laid her first egg less than a week ago, according to Jeff Hall, senior director of advancement for the Audubon Society of Rhode Island.
Through the organization’s Peregrine webcam, bird enthusiasts are observing the falcon and her male partner taking turns at the nest. Hall said the falcon will sit on her eggs constantly until all her eggs are laid.
“So all the eggs will then mature, if you would, at the same time,” said Hall. “so they’ll all hatch around the same time.”
The three men vying to be the next mayor of Providence debated Wednesday night at Brown University. The debate was organized by the Taubman Center at Brown University.
Buddy Cianci is one of those candidates and as Rhode Island Public Radio’s Catherine Welch reports, the debate focused not just on the city’s future but on its past including decisions made during Cianci’s nearly 22 years as mayor.
The owner of the Superman Building in downtown Providence renewed his call Tuesday for a public-private partnership to revitalize the vacant skyscraper. But it remains unclear whether the state will provide $39 million in requested help.
A bill that would use $39 million in taxpayers’ money to revitalize the vacant Superman Building is slated for a Senate Finance committee hearing this Tuesday. Lawmakers have been lukewarm about using a public subsidy for the Providence skyscraper.