RIPR – We have all had at least momentary spasms as we march through our days, wondering whether the people around us notice we exist, whether we are something more than invisible. As 13-year-old Kate Middeleer notes, there are also those glorious moments when the people whose paths cross ours take the time to say hello, and to really mean it.
PROVIDENCE, RI – RIPTA board member Margaret Holland McDuff says public outcry played a huge role in making sure services weren't part of the public transit system's budget cuts. McDuff says the RIPTA board voted to spare service cuts--although the time between bus arrivals will increase.
RIPTA had been looking at cutting night service after 10 pm or eliminating dozens of routes as a way to close a nearly $5 million budget shortfall. But McDuff says rider protests to those cuts were heard loud and clear.
PROVIDENCE, RI – Medical marijuana patients and advocates are growing impatient with Governor Chafee's hold on the state's medical marijuana dispensaries. They are now preparing to take legal action against the governor.
PROVIDENCE, RI – New test results out of the Rhode Island Department of Education show 1 in 3 students reached proficiency in science, that's up by 3 percentage points over last year.
Back in May, students in the 4th, 8th and 11th grades took the New England Common Assessment Program known as NECAP. 4th graders did the best with 43 percent of them achieving proficiency, while about a quarter of 8th graders and 11th graders achieved proficiency.