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3:28 pm
Mon April 18, 2011

Advanced Solutions for Tomorrow president to plead guilty

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – The founder of a Middletown technology company accused in a more than $9 million kickback scheme has agreed to plead guilty.

Advanced Solutions for Tomorrow president Anjan Dutta-Gupta was arrested in February. Federal prosecutors say he is scheduled to plead guilty April 28th to paying bribes to a civilian manager with the Navy's Naval Sea Systems Command and others.

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RIPR News
2:42 pm
Mon April 18, 2011

Volunteers clean up before Earth Day

Providence, RI – This coming Friday marks Earth Day - a time to promote conservation and heighten awareness about our fragile environment. A number of cleanups have been held already.

While many Rhode Islanders were at church, a few dozen volunteers were tramping through muddy water to clean up the banks of the Pawtuxet River in Warwick. Tammy Kenyon of Scituate said it was her third environmental cleanup of the year.

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RIPR News
2:37 pm
Mon April 18, 2011

Thundermist CEO resigns

Providence, RI – The CEO of Thundermist Health Center is quitting her job to move to Iowa. The head of the group of health care centers for low income Rhode Islanders is joining her husband in Des Moines.

Maria Montanero has been the leader of Thundermist for 14 years. When her husband got a dream job working in the Mid-west, she decided it was time to leave the Ocean State. Montanaro isn't sure what she'll be doing in Iowa.

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RIPR News
2:34 pm
Mon April 18, 2011

Newport mansions offer visitors gas rebate

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – The Preservation Society of Newport County is offering a $5 rebate as a way to lure tourists to the city's historic mansions.


The Newport Preservation Society says it hopes to attract visitors from around New England by offering a rebate to help offset rising gas prices.

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RIPR News
10:18 am
Mon April 18, 2011

Belated recognition for local WWII soldier

Providence, RI – A Warwick man who served in the Pacific during World War Two is receiving belated recognition today. Edmond Vient lost the medals he earned when his basement flooded a few years ago. He asked Congressman Jim Langevin for replacements. Langevin not only got the ones he lost but a couple he earned but never received. Langevin says he takes great pleasure in honoring our nation's veterans.

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RIPR News
9:04 am
Mon April 18, 2011

Tax day rally call for higher business taxes

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Morning News Podcast
8:28 am
Mon April 18, 2011

Monday, April 18, 2011

Providence, RI – Listen to the WRNI Morning News Podcast for Monday, April 18, 2011.

Scott MacKay Commentary
9:33 am
Sun April 17, 2011

How many pensions does Rhode Island have?

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Rhode Island is a tiny speck of a state, not big enough to be a county in most of America. We have 39 cities and towns. And about 150 public employee pension systems. Yes you heard that right. We say about, because state general treasurer Gina Raimondo, says there are so many of these pension systems in our state that she isn't sure of the precise number.

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RIPR News
2:35 pm
Fri April 15, 2011

Runners hit the streets of Narragansett for elite marathon

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Some 200 runners will converge on Narragansett Saturday for the only marathon in the U.S. outside Olympic trials that's strictly for qualified runners. The Gansett Marathon has a qualifying time five minutes shorter than the Boston Marathon. So for a male runner between the ages of 18 and 34, he must be able to run 26.2 miles in under three hours and five minutes.

Marathon founder Michael Tammaro says some runners are using his race as a warm up for Boston.

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Local Features
11:08 am
Fri April 15, 2011

Sales tax and pension liability on Roundtable

Providence, RI – Chafee's controversial sales tax plan and Rhode Island's unfunded pension liability. That's part of the discussion this week on Political Roundtable.

Do you have insight or expertise on this topic? Please email us, we'd like to hear from you. news@wrni.org.

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