National Weather Service

Fourth Nor'easter On The Way, But Tree Limbs Haven't Recovered From Last Three

The National Weather Service said the snowstorm heading this way will bring the potential for more power outages because of tree limbs weakened by the last three storms in just a few short weeks.

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Scott Indermaur

This I Believe New England: The Uncertain Takeoff

So many moments in life call for courage and grit. Managing a bad medical diagnosis. Absorbing the unexpected news that you’ve just been laid off from the job you've loved for years. Having your romantic fantasies dashed by the startling text message informing you that your partner has decided it's best to part ways.

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Rhode Island is ranked as the 4th most innovative state in New England, and 23rd overall in the country, according to a recent report by WalletHub.

Adam Frenier / NEPR

The Berkshire Museum's proposal to sell part of its art collection will go before a single justice of the Massachusetts high court Tuesday.

The Supreme Judicial Court is holding a hearing to look at a deal reached in February between the museum and state attorney general's office.

Gage Skidmore / Flickr

President Donald Trump did not make any specific announcement of new funding to fight the opioid epidemic during a speech Monday in New Hampshire.

Rhode Island Department of Public Safety

Fees from Rhode Island's E-911 program have been diverted for other uses since the fees were introduced in 1997.

The E-911 program faces criticism from state Rep. Robert Lancia (R-Cranston), who fears that under-staffing could cause delays in responding to an emergency, and a commissioner of the Federal Communications Commission, who calls Rhode Island one of the most egregious offenders in diverting funds meant for 911 services.


State officials reported Monday that Rhode Island’s enrollments in insurance coverage under the Affordable Care Act rose 5 percent, despite cuts in federal subsidies for the coverage.

RI & CT Lawmakers Consider Legalizing Marijuana As Deadline Looms

Mar 19, 2018
Jeff Chiu / AP

The legal retail of marijuana in Massachusetts begins July 1. That’s prompted Rhode Island and Connecticut lawmakers to once again consider legislation to regulate the sale of recreational marijuana. Similar legislation failed in both states last year.

President Trump will visit New England Monday, with a stop in Manchester, New Hampshire, where he is expected to announce a new plan to battle the nationwide opioid crisis.

Lorne Matalon / VPR

While Vermont is by far the highest producing maple syrup state in the United States, 70 percent of the world's maple syrup is made in Québec.

Jeff Hall / Audubon Society of Rhode Island

Alfred Hawkes, a prominent environmentalist in Rhode Island who has been described as the "environmental conscience of Rhode Island for decades," passed away Thursday at the age of 90. 

We're closing in on the start of the baseball season, although you might not know it from the weather. Plus, the political cauldron continues to boil in the Biggest Little. So thanks for stopping by. Your comments are welcome and you can follow me through the week on the twitters. Here we go. 


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