north providence http://ripr.org en Snow Falling On RI, Turning To Sleet http://ripr.org/post/snow-falling-ri-turning-sleet <p>Meteorologists predict Wednesday’s storm will be quick and hard hitting. Glenn Field with the National Weather Service said the snow will hit around 4:00 am and start coming down hard during the morning commute, “maybe one to perhaps two inches per hour, for about four or five hours during that rush hour period,” said Field.</p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p><strong>A list of closings and parking bans </strong><a href="http://ripr.org/post/whats-open-whats-closed-due-snowstorms">can be found here</a>.</p> Tue, 04 Feb 2014 20:40:54 +0000 Catherine Welch 28629 at http://ripr.org Snow Falling On RI, Turning To Sleet How Rhode Island Is Spending Its $500M Google Settlement http://ripr.org/post/how-rhode-island-spending-its-500m-google-settlement <p>It’s been almost two years since five Rhode Island law enforcement agencies received a financial windfall from the Google settlement. Google was forced to pay a $500 million fine for illegally selling drugs to Americans without a prescription.&nbsp; About half of the money was returned to the Rhode Island law enforcement agencies that investigated and tried the case.&nbsp; How the three largest recipients are spending the money.</p><p></p><p></p> Mon, 23 Dec 2013 14:17:45 +0000 Flo Jonic 26701 at http://ripr.org Rhode Island Developer Baccari Indicted http://ripr.org/post/rhode-island-developer-baccari-indicted <p>Noted Rhode Island developer Richard Baccari has been indicted by a federal grand jury on one count of conspiracy and one count of bribery, the U.S. Attorney’s office announced Wednesday.</p><p>The federal prosecutors allege that Baccari paid $50,000 in bribes to North Providence political leaders to purchase their votes to win a town zoning change to clear the path for development of a Stop &amp; Shop supermarket.</p><p>Rhode Island Public Radio political analyst Scott MacKay sat down with Dave Fallon to dissect the charges against Baccari.</p> Wed, 23 Oct 2013 22:28:11 +0000 Scott MacKay & Dave Fallon 23691 at http://ripr.org Monday, March11, 2013 http://ripr.org/post/monday-march11-2013 <p>The new State Board of Education holds its first meeting tonight.&nbsp; The mayor is planning for upgraded security at North Providence public schools.&nbsp; These stories and more on the RIPR Morning News Podcast.</p><p>Plus an interview with the new Board of Ed Chair Eva-Marie Mancuso and an interview with the Director of the Division of Elderly Affairs Catherine Taylor.</p><p>Do you have insight or expertise on this topic? Please email us, we'd like to hear from you. &nbsp;<br><a href="mailto:news@ripr.org?subject=Comment%20on%20Podcast%2011%20March%202013">news@ripr.org</a></p> Mon, 11 Mar 2013 15:10:44 +0000 Lydia Rogers 11717 at http://ripr.org Plans for Safety Upgrade at North Providence Schools http://ripr.org/post/plans-safety-upgrade-north-providence-schools <p>The town of North Providence is planning a major upgrade to school security. It’s the result of the schoolroom massacre in Newtown, Connecticut.</p><p></p> Mon, 11 Mar 2013 12:54:10 +0000 Flo Jonic 11707 at http://ripr.org Plans for Safety Upgrade at North Providence Schools No. Providence Police Have New Cars Thanks to Google http://ripr.org/post/no-providence-police-have-new-cars-thanks-google <p>North Providence police officers will soon be riding in style. The town is completely replacing its fleet of cruisers.&nbsp; RIPR’s Flo Jonic tells us how they’re paying for it.<br><br>The town of North Providence is poised to buy 32 new police vehicles with proceeds it earned through the successful prosecution&nbsp; of Google.&nbsp; Google agreed to pay a $500 million fine for marketing illegal Canadian prescription drugs to Americans.&nbsp; As one of the Rhode Island investigating agencies, North Providence earned 60 million dollars of the settlement.<br> Thu, 21 Feb 2013 13:33:54 +0000 Flo Jonic 10719 at http://ripr.org