PROVIDENCE, RI – A polo pavilion used for the Newport International Polo Series has burned to the ground. Portsmouth fire officials say the Pavilion fire broke out sometime around 5 am Thursday.
By the time firefighters reached the polo grounds, flames had already swallowed-up the structure. Soon enough, questions came to Agnes Keating, General Manager of the Newport International Polo Club, if the fire would disrupt the opening games scheduled for this weekend.
PROVIDENCE, RI – On a recent weeknight, a cast of about 20 performers rehearses in the Mathewson Street United Methodist Church in downtown Providence. But as some of the actors explain their roles, you can tell this isn't just any musical.
"My name is Mark Calozzi, and I play the role of Joe Barros, the number one hit man."
"My name is Talia Triangolo. I'm playing the lead cumatta and the prosecutor in the courtroom scene."
PROVIDENCE, RI – The president of Liberia made a surprise visit to Rhode Island to meet with the state's Liberian community yesterday.
President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf also stopped by the Statehouse to thank Governor Lincoln Chafee for his support in the aftermath of her country's civil war.
Rhode Island has one of the nation's largest Liberian communities. And Sirleaf says that conditions in her country have improved to the point that many Liberians who fled during the civil war are now returning.
PROVIDENCE, RI – The Rhode Island Health Department has shut down a Cranston sushi bar for multiple food code violations.
The shuttered restaurant is Uncle Sushi and Grill located on Reservoir Avenue in Cranston. State health inspectors visited the restaurant Monday after receiving a complaint that seven out of ten people who had eaten there as a group had become sick.