PROVIDENCE, RI – The head of the Rhode Island National Guard is moving on.
Adjutant General Robert Bray tendered his resignation to Governor Lincoln Chafee Wednesday morning. His spokesman, Lieutenant Colonel Denis Riel says the General will pursue other opportunities within the Army.
PROVIDENCE, RI – Workers are less likely to be killed on the job in Rhode Island than practically anywhere in the country. That, according to a new report published by the AFL-CIO.
Only New Hampshire has a lower on-the-job fatality rate than Rhode Island, according to the AFL-CIO's "Death on the Job" study. Rhode Island's rate for worker fatalities is 1.4 per 100-thousand. That's less than half the national average.
PROVIDENCE, RI – 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?
PROVIDENCE, RI – Members of the Providence City Council are calling for substantive changes to teacher contracts when they come up for renegotiation this year. A report from the Council's Education Subcommittee says the district could save $4.5 million just by changing pay rates for substitutes.
Subcommittee Chair Sam Zurier says right now some substitutes are getting the same benefits as full-time teachers.
PROVIDENCE, RI – The town of Stonington, Connecticut, has asked for a financial review of the Westerly Public Library. This stems from concerns about the role the library's executive director played in accepting funds for dormant task force.
Local business leaders discovered last week that Rhode Island Economic Development Corporation had sent $75-thousand dollars to the Westerly-Pawcatuck Joint Development Task Force. There's one problem: the task force was thought to be dormant.