Providence, RI – Another company out of Tennessee is interested in buying Landmark Medical Center in Woonsocket. Transition Healthcare from Nashville confirmed today that it hopes to make a bid on the financially troubled hospital.
Transition is no stranger to the Woonsocket based medical center. Last year the hospital management company took Landmark to court, arguing it should have a chance to buy the hospital.
Providence, RI – Increased pension contributions from public-sector employees will be on the agenda when the House Finance Committee resumes budget meetings tomorrow.
Governor Lincoln Chafee wants state workers and teachers to contribute a little fewer 12 percent of their pay toward their state pensions. State workers currently contribute just under nine percent, while teachers pay nine-point-five percent toward their pensions.
Providence, RI – Who can forget the sight of the Pawtuxet River spilling its banks, leaving in its wake a soggy trail of homes and businesses. roads and bridges? According to a new report out of Brown University's Center for Environmental Studies, the flood was caused by a confluence of factors.
Days of constant rain were only part of the problem, according to a Brown's investigation. The Center for Environmental Studies reports that development of the Pawtuxet River floodplain over a period of decades contributed to the disaster.
Providence, RI – This week marks one year since the devastating March floods of 2010. WRNI looks back at last spring's floods in a week-long series of reports. Scott MacKay kicks off our coverage with this essay.
It is fashionable in some political circles to blame the federal government for all of our nation's ills. But there are times when there is nothing like a strong national government.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. – As the ice and snow recedes here in the Northeast, crews across the state head out to fill the potholes winter weather left behind.
Like many roads in Providence, just a few weeks ago Manton Avenue was littered with craters. There was even a hole deep enough to expose the rebar underneath, leading one motorist to complain about having to slow down. He says, "I can't even do five miles an hour, this one need to be fixed bumpy bumpy "
PROVIDENCE, R.I. – A salmonella outbreak traced to some tainted Italian pastries has grown to 23 suspected cases.
The Rhode Island Health Department says it was a tip that led to the discovery of tainted zeppole at DeFusco's Bakery in Johnston. Twenty three people are sick. Thirteen are confirmed cases of salmonella. Of those, ten are hospitalized according to state health department spokeswoman Andrea Bagnall Degnos.