First Circuit Court of Appeals http://ripr.org en Providence Ban on Flavored Tobacco Upheld by First Circuit Court of Appeals http://ripr.org/post/providence-ban-flavored-tobacco-upheld-first-circuit-court-appeals <p>The City of Providence said it hopes more municipalities follow its lead and pass ordinances that curb the sale of flavored tobacco products. The First Circuit Court of Appeals has upheld a pair of ordinances banning the sale of flavored tobacco products and some store discounts.</p><p>The ban went into effect last January. Peter Asen, director of Providence&rsquo;s Healthy Communities Office, said it likely contributed to results of a new study showing low rates of smoking in 6<sup>th</sup> 8<sup>th</sup> and 12<sup>th</sup> graders</p> Wed, 02 Oct 2013 12:48:31 +0000 Catherine Welch 22575 at http://ripr.org Providence Ban on Flavored Tobacco Upheld by First Circuit Court of Appeals Portsmouth Continues to Fight Sakonnet River Bridge Tolls http://ripr.org/post/portsmouth-continues-fight-sakonnet-river-bridge-tolls <p>The town of Portsmouth is continuing to challenge the imminent imposition of tolls on the Sakonnet River Bridge.</p><p>The town is appealing a federal court decision issued last week which allowed the tolling to proceed. Portsmouth town solicitor said they’ve asked the First Circuit Court of Appeals for an expedited ruling on their request for an injunction because the tolls are scheduled to start next month.</p> Tue, 11 Jun 2013 12:32:42 +0000 Flo Jonic 16704 at http://ripr.org