Courtesy of the PawSox

Envisioning A PawSox Stadium In Downtown Pawtucket

PawSox officials unveiled a vision for a downtown Pawtucket ballpark on Friday, created by Yale architecture students, who spent part of a semester working on the project. Their proposal, for the site of the Apex Department Store, would place third baseline roughly parallel to the Blackstone River, affording views of both the river and downtown Pawtucket.

Read More
Jason Moon / NHPR

Preparing for Future Storms with Grass, Sand and a Bit of Time

As New Hampshire’s coastline prepares for a world with rising seas and stronger storms, communities and homeowners have different options, none of them simple: seawalls, raised structures, a retreat from the shoreline.

Read More

The heavy winds came, lots of Rhode Islanders lost power, and now we're trying to move on. So thanks for stopping by for my weekly column. As usual, your tips and comments are welcome, and you can follow me through the week on the twitters. Here we go.

RIPR File Photo

Rhode Island state government tackled public employee pensions in a landmark 2011 retirement system overhaul. But RIPR political analyst Scott MacKay says that law didn’t end the local pension obligations that still haunt many communities.

Ian Donnis/File Photo

Jeremy Licht, deputy chief of staff to Rhode Island Governor Gina Raimondo, is leaving the administration to return to the private sector, RI Public Radio has learned.

Licht, the son of Superior Court Judge Richard Licht, joined Raimondo's office as senior counsel in 2016. He previously worked as general counsel for the Commerce Corporation, the state's economic development agency.

Ian Donnis/File Photo / RIPR

Former Rhode Island Supreme Court Justice Robert G. Flanders Jr., a Republican, appears poised to launch his campaign for the seat held by Democratic U.S. Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse, on November 16.

RIPR File Photo

Invenergy, the developer of a proposed, controversial natural gas power plant in Burrillville, is now barred from participating in an important regional electricity auction next February, potentially making it harder for the project to move forward.

Courtesy of NOAA/NASA

New Bedford is one of several cities experiencing a wave of new arrivals from Puerto Rico, following the devastating Hurricane Maria. New Bedford’s mayor, John Mitchell, is asking for state and federal assistance to defray the cost of providing education and housing for the displaced families.


Providence Mayor Jorge Elorza is moving forward with a municipal identification program first announced in his 2018 city budget. Elorza signed an executive order enacting the program on Thursday. 

Ian Donnis / RIPR

Rhode Island State Rep. Edith Ajello (D-Providence) joins Political Roundtable to discuss the issue of sexual harassment at the Statehouse, and how an increasingly energized Women's Caucus in the RI Democratic Party will impact policy and legislation in 2018.

General Assembly photo

State Rep. Edith Ajello (D-Providence) joins Bonus Q&A to discuss the proposed PawSox stadium, the potential monetization of Providence's water supply, the outlook for a bill to strengthen abortion rights in Rhode Island, and more.

Stacy Spensley / CC 2.0 via Flickr

If your power is back on, or if you have yet to get the power back, there are some safety concerns to keep in mind. For one thing, you may have to say goodbye to some groceries.


Donate your car to support Rhode Island Public Radio

RIPR Broadcasting on 89.3FM, Now and Later

Alternative Music Streaming Live 24/7

Jazz, Reggae, Brazilian, Show Tunes, Celtic, Blues #JustListen

This We Believe

RIPR's Journalistic Principles

LOCAL NEWSCASTS - Click the links below for MP3 audio

Listen to RIPR on Your Alexa!

Enable the RIPR "Alexa Skill" & Instantly Access our Local Newscasts, Live Webcasts and MORE!