PROVIDENCE, RI – When you drive into Woonsocket, the sign welcoming you into the city includes another welcome- to the world headquarters of CVS. The fortune 18 pharmacy company, and one of the biggest employers in Rhode Island, continues to choose Woonsocket as its home.
WRNI's health care reporter Megan Hall sat down with one of CVS's top executives, Helena Foulks, to learn why.
PROVIDENCE, RI – Rhode Island's northernmost city faces many of the same challenges as the state as a whole, including a lack of jobs. But one thing that sets Woonsocket apart is an unusually rich array of local media.
Lorraine Corey is a grandmother of seven who self-deprecatingly puts her age as older than the dinosaurs. She might seem like an unlikely candidate to be the latest entry in Woonsocket's local media, but she cares deeply about how her tax dollars are spent.
Rhode Island's state budget mess continues to confound our General Assembly.
You don't have to recall that Joe Garrahy-era tourism slogan, ``The Biggest Little State in the Union'' to know that our state is, well Rhode Island-centric. Residents of our tiny sliver of southeastern New England think we're special, as in the ``Only in Rhode Island'' line that greets every new instance of official foolishness or government chicanery.
PROVIDENCE, RI – The Providence Preservation Society is out with its list of the ten most endangered properties in the capital city. And for the first time in the list's 17-year history, it contains a parking garage.
When in 1963 the Providence Outlet Company built a parking garage on Pine Street between Eddy and Garnet, its opening was heralded with a parade and a ribbon cutting ceremony. Now the current owners want to demolish it to make room for a surface lot.
Providence, RI – What happens to that paper robe you wear at the doctor's office? Or the syringe after your flu shot? Medical waste can't just go to the dump- state law requires sterilizing and shredding it beyond recognition. As part of our One Square Mile: Woonsocket, WRNI's Health Care Reporter Megan Hall found a place that plays a large role in where most of that medical garbage goes.