Governor Lincoln Chafee’s choice to lead the state Economic Development Corporation faces approval by the full state Senate committee Tuesday. The votes comes amid debate over the EDC’s future.
Chafee’s choice, Marcel Valois, was unanimously approved by a Senate committee last week. Valois led the EDC in the 1990s during Lincoln Almond’s tenure as governor. He says Rhode Island needs to do a better job of helping business when it can and getting out of the way when it can’t.
Throughout the school year, we've been following two bright, young, future doctors. Now, we're wrapping up the journey with a one-hour documentary about the crucible of medical school, set against the backdrop of some of the most dramatic changes in health care in a generation. Listen to the full hour or individual segments online, below, or download and listen on the go.
A Rhode Island state trooper who went to the aid of victims of the Boston Marathon bombings is speaking out publicly about his experience for the first time. The trooper rejects any suggestion that he’s a hero.
Trooper Roupen Bastajian has participated in five marathons. But the April 15th Boston Marathon was the first one he completed running all the way. He decided to compete because it was the 117th running of the Boston Marathon and 117 is his badge number.
The Pawsox give it up to the Indianapolis Indians 8 - 4 today at McCoy stadium. Jerry Sands batted a grand slam in the first inning of the game giving the Indians a big lead while making it tough for the Pawsox to comeback throughout the game. PawSox Manger Gary DiSarcina has a few words to say applied towards improvement for the last game against Indy today (Tuesday).
“Pitch a little bit better, our defense has been solid, run the bases good, and like I said be a little more clutch at the plate.”
Rhode Island’s two teacher unions are hosting a forum Monday to collect information to present to the state Board of Education. Teacher evaluations and state Education Commissioner Deborah Gist are expected to be targeted for criticism.
Last week, two dozen business organizations endorsed state Education Commissioner Deborah Gist and urged the state Board of Education to renew her contract. Some of the teachers under her command, however, do not share their enthusiasm. Frank Flynn, president of the Rhode Island Federation of