Rhode Island's state budget mess continues to confound our General Assembly.
You don't have to recall that Joe Garrahy-era tourism slogan, ``The Biggest Little State in the Union'' to know that our state is, well Rhode Island-centric. Residents of our tiny sliver of southeastern New England think we're special, as in the ``Only in Rhode Island'' line that greets every new instance of official foolishness or government chicanery.
PROVIDENCE, RI – The Providence Preservation Society is out with its list of the ten most endangered properties in the capital city. And for the first time in the list's 17-year history, it contains a parking garage.
When in 1963 the Providence Outlet Company built a parking garage on Pine Street between Eddy and Garnet, its opening was heralded with a parade and a ribbon cutting ceremony. Now the current owners want to demolish it to make room for a surface lot.
Providence, RI – What happens to that paper robe you wear at the doctor's office? Or the syringe after your flu shot? Medical waste can't just go to the dump- state law requires sterilizing and shredding it beyond recognition. As part of our One Square Mile: Woonsocket, WRNI's Health Care Reporter Megan Hall found a place that plays a large role in where most of that medical garbage goes.
PROVIDENCE, RI – By CATHERINE WELCH The Woonsocket Police department has a tarnished history. In 1982 and for the rest of the decade, the big story was Raymond "Beaver" Tempest Jr. who was convicted a decade later for beating a young woman to death with a metal pipe. His brother was a detective on the force and the public believed Woonsocket Police mishandled the investigation. A few years after Tempest was convicted, Susan Menard became the mayor of Woonsocket.
PROVIDENCE, RI – School districts around the nation are trying to send more students to college as the United States looks to better compete in the 21st century. In this installment of our series One Square Mile: Woonsocket, we look at a program in Woonsocket city schools that prepares students for life after high school, but not necessarily a 4-year college.