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Three developers have submitted bids to sell offshore wind to Connecticut. That could mean big things for New London's economy, but officials and advocates said the state needs to act fast to ensure it doesn't miss the boat.

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Independent candidate for governor Joe Trillo joins Political Roundtable to discuss his campaign and President Trump's stance on Dreamers.

Independent candidate for Rhode Island governor Joe Trillo joins Bonus Q&A to talk about his message to voters, the debate over public subsidies for a new PawSox stadium, and much more.

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The Pawtucket Red Sox open their 46th home season Friday night at McCoy Stadium – if the Weather Gods cooperate, of course. Just got word that the bad weather has nixed tonight's home opener.

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A new study  by the Association of American Medical Colleges offers fresh evidence that academic medicine is a major driver of Rhode Island’s economy.

Opening Day At Fenway Park

Apr 5, 2018
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The Red Sox will host the Tampa Bay Rays April 5th. David Price gets the start for Boston.

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Rhode Island is holding its first black film festival this month, as April marks 50 years since the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.   

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An offshore wind developer is seeking comments from the public on potential environmental impacts of its proposed Massachusetts project, which could be the nation's first large-scale offshore wind farm if approved. 

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Sister Jane Gerety, president of Salve Regina University for almost a past decade, announced today that she will retire in June, 2019.

Sister Gerety, a religious Sister of Mercy announced her decision at a university-wide meeting with staff, students and faculty.

“This has been the best job in the world,” she said. “I’ve cherished my work, together with our faculty, of ensuring that every Salve graduate enters the real world with the best chance to succeed, both personally and professionally.”

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Democrat Sandra Cano scored a decisive win over Republican Nathan Luciano Tuesday in a special election for an open Rhode Island Senate seat in Pawtucket.

The new men’s basketball coach at the University of Rhode Island is the school’s top assistant, David Cox, according to university spokeswoman Linda Acciardo. Cox will be paid $700,000 annually for five years under his contract with the university.

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Massachusetts energy officials have announced they're going with Plan B to bring Canadian hydroelectric power to the Bay State. They've selected a back-up project that runs transmission lines through Maine, after New Hampshire state regulators refused to allow Plan A – the controversial Northern Pass project. But the Maine project, known as New England Clean Energy Connect, also faces an uncertain future.

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April 4th, 2018 marks 50 years since the assasination of civil rights activist Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. King inspired change in America through impassioned speeches and nonviolent protests. Two years prior to his assassination, MLK visited the University of Rhode Island campus . In 1968, his assassination inspired change to the campus that would continue for years to come.

This I Believe New England: Beyond Our Coast

Apr 3, 2018
Scott Indermaur

Rhode Islanders think of themselves as residents of the Ocean State for good reason.  We're surrounded.  Maybe not literally surrounded at every border, but certainly by any objective measure water pervades our rich culture.

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The union representing employees at Fatima Hospital in North Providence has filed charges with the National Labor Relations Board against hospital officials for refusing to disclose details of the hospital’s latest accreditation review.

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