PROVIDENCE, R.I. – While all eyes have been focused on the controversial redesign of Central Falls high school, the city has also been making changes at its Middle School. The success of that effort is likely to have a direct impact on the high school overhaul, if it means students in Central Falls are better prepared for high school. But some teachers say the changes include a behavior program that is not working. WRNI's Elisabeth Harrison went to see the school in action.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Senators from Rhode Island, Florida, New York, and West Virginia say Florida's governor should enact a program to better track the growing trade of abused prescription drugs to other states, a route called the "flamingo express."
PROVIDENCE, R.I. – The president of Advanced Solutions for Tomorrow, which had offices in the Aquidneck Corporate Park, has been indicted on federal charges that include bilking the taxpayers out of millions for work never done on defense contracts.
The president of this company, a man named Anjan Dutta-Gupta, may well be headed for jail. His employees are on their way to the unemployment line.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. – As part of our Rhode Island Community Forum project, we speak to another member of the local theater community about the comedy and tragedy of making it in theater in the Ocean State. In this video, Rachel Walshe, acting artistic director of Perishable Theatre, in Providence, discusses the art of balancing creativity with the duties of running a non-profit arts organization.
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PROVIDENCE, R.I. – About 200 people converged on West Warwick yesterday to mark the 8th anniversary of the Station Nightclub fire. The fire claimed 100 lives and injured another 200. And despite years of effort there's still no permanent memorial to those who lost their lives.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Representative Jay Edwards of Tiverton has filed legislation to make sure the new Sakonnet River Bridge remains toll free. The bill stems from a budget proposed last year by former Governor Don Carcieri to charge tolls on the bridge.
The bill requires the Sakonnet Bridge to remain under control of the Rhode Island Department of Transportation, instead of shifting it over to the state's Turnpike Authority, which is authorized to collect tolls.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Troubled pensions, and an inside view from state Treasurer Gina Raimondo. That's part of the discussion this week on Political Roundtable. Here's our host, WRNI Political Reporter Ian Donnis.
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PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Tomorrow, WRNI and the Rhode Island Foundation will host "Center Stage: A Spotlight on Rhode Island Theater" at The Gamm in Pawtucket. It's a look at the comedy and tragedy of making it in theater in the Ocean State. As part of the series, WRNI's Alex Nunes spoke with Ed Shea, artistic director of 2nd Story Theatre in Warren.