In Hot Mic Conversation, U.S. Sen. Reed Cites Sharp Concern On Trump

U.S. Jack Reed expressed sharp concern about President Donald Trump in an unintentionally recorded conversation Tuesday. The audio was recorded when a microphone was left on after a U.S. Senate subcommittee meeting. As part of an exchange with U.S. Sen. Susan Collins, a Maine Republican, Reed said, in a seeming reference to Trump, "I think he's crazy. I don't say that lightly and as a kind of a goofy guy." The audio was captured by various news organizations, including The Washington Post ....

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To Preserve Rustic Way Of Life, NE Lobstermen Clamor For Modern Internet Access

Maine is the most rural state in the nation and, also, one with some of the poorest internet access. Out on the coastal islands, internet service ranges from lousy to nonexistent.

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A recent report from Audubon Society of Rhode Island, a wildlife conservation organization, recorded the highest number of osprey fledglings throughout the state since monitoring of the species began in 1977.


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The Rhode Island budget stalemate that flared on June 30 may be approaching an end.

Senate President Dominick Ruggerio now supports bringing back senators to vote on the budget as soon as next week, according to spokesman Peter Capineri. "The president is going to start talking to members today to find out when they’re available," Capineri said via email Wednesday. "I do not believe any decision will be made today."

It appears the Senate would vote on the House version of the budget.

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The Rhode Island Division of Motor Vehicles reported no major technical issues Tuesday, as all of its branches operated under a new computer system for the first time.

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As states grapple with rising opioid abuse, needles left in parks and city sidewalks are becoming a bigger problem.

This I Believe Rhode Island: Recovering from Stroke

Jul 18, 2017

All of us know, at least in an abstract sort of way, that our life's trajectory can change in a moment.  We march along with a compelling mix of poignant and prosaic experiences and challenges, perhaps with a false sense of security that what we have planned for the near and long term will, indeed, come to fruition.  Alas, as so many of us discover, the best laid plans can be dashed in a heartbeat.  The accident no one saw coming.  The job that ends abruptly.  The relationship that sours because of one impertinent, poorly timed comment.  Or the harrowing medical crisis.

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Frontier Airlines is adding more connections for its flights to and from T.F. Green Airport.

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Governor Gina Raimondo's approval rating stands at 43 percent -- four points less than her 47 percent disapproval rating, according to the latest survey of the nation's governors by the Washington, D.C., firm Morning Consult.

It takes months to organize high-profile summer concerts like the Newport Folk Festival, but these days, you can start your own impromptu Folk Fest with little more than an idea and a five-day Kickstarter campaign.

At least, that’s how organizers launched the Fox Point Folk Festival last weekend. They took over a block of Wickenden Street with music, hammocks, and even a giant Jenga block tower. 

COURTESY RYAN MCDEVITT

For many scientists, turning the results of their research into tools, products or patents means navigating the challenging — and often foreign — world of business. However, a "Shark Tank"-like effort at the University of Vermont that connects research scientists with industry leaders may offer a solution.


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Rhode Island’s Department of Environmental Management has detected the Eastern Equine Encephalitis virus in mosquitoes slightly earlier than usual.


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