PROVIDENCE, RI – The Chafee administration is using an unusual approach to overcome federal opposition to adding tolls on Interstate 95.
The US Department of Transportation opposes adding tolls to pay for highway repairs. But Rhode Island hopes to qualify for a federal pilot program permitting up to three states to implement tolls to improve existing interstates.
PROVIDENCE, RI – Cities across the state are opening up cooling centers to help get residents out of the heat. The National Weather Service says it could get as hot as 93 degrees on Wedensday, 97 degrees on Thursday.
This list will grow as more municipalities open up cooling centers, but here's a list of centers that have been announced so far.
Providence, RI – By MEGAN HALL Rhode Islanders will have a chance to weigh in on proposed health insurance rate increases at a public meeting at 4:30 this afternoon at the Department of Labor and Training.
The requests for raising the price of small and large employer based insurance range from the single digits to the double digits.
Providence, RI – It's official. Steward Health Care System is committed to buying Landmark Medical Center in Woonsocket.
The parent company of the Caritas Christi hospital chain in Massachusetts has signed a purchase agreement with Landmark. Steward has committed to spending more than 70 million dollars on the hospital, including nearly 50 million dollars in improving the building and replacing out of date equipment.
PROVIDENCE, RI – Investigators say embers from a cutting torch sparked a fire that destroyed a 122-year-old mill in Woonsocket last night. The building was being rehabbed for use in the manufacture of wood pellets.
The mayor of Woonsocket called on citizens to conserve water as firefighters continued putting out hotspots at the former Alice Mill Rubber Manufacturing plant.