WRNI – You know that expression, "You never know what you have til it's gone"? This is far more than an overused cliche'. It's an aphorism that comes to mind so often when something precious in our lives disappears, especially when we had a tendency to take that special something for granted. And isn't it inspiring that 12-year-old, Joceyln Mora, has already figured this out?
Jocelyn Mora is in the 7th grade at the Community Preparatory School in Providence. She lives with her family in Providence.
PROVIDENCE, RI – Governor Lincoln Chafee plans to travel to Baltimore this Friday to learn about how healthcare has bolstered that city's economic development efforts.
Chafee says the trip was suggested by Rhode Island Hospital president Timothy Babineau, who used to work at the Maryland Medical Center. Chafee says healthcare firms are suited for a central role in the land opened up by the relocation of Interstate 195.
PROVIDENCE, RI – Rhode Island nursing homes have higher satisfaction rates than their counterparts around the country according to a survey of patients and their relatives conducted by the state Health Department.
The survey shows 92 percent of Rhode Islanders rate their nursing homes as "good" or "excellent." The compares to an 89 percent satisfaction rate among nursing home patients nationwide.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. – House minority leader Robert Watson says he "vehemently" denies driving under the influence last Friday night in Connecticut. Watson was arrested at a DWI checkpoint in East Haven, Connecticut.
Watson was arrested at 10 pm Friday at a DWI checkpoint where all motorists were stopped. According to an East Haven, Connecticut police report, Watson smelled of alcohol and admitted to drinking two-and-a-half beers at a friend's house.
PROVIDENCE, RI – House Judiciary Chairwoman Edith Ajello says she remains undecided about whether she'd back civil unions if legislative support for same-sex marriage falls short.
Ajello, a same-sex marriage supporter, says she'd first want to find out how advocates feel about a possible compromise on civil unions. "I'd really want to know whether they saw this as a significant move in the right direction," she says, "or whether they saw this as something that would very much slow down progress by being half a loaf."