Providence, RI – Members of the public testified on who should sell medical marijuana in Rhode Island at a public hearing today
It was standing room only in the Health Department's auditorium- everyone waiting to hear testimony on the 18 applicants to open the state's first so called "compassion centers."
Cranston Mayor Alan Fung, State Representatives Doreen Costa and Peter Palumbo, and Providence city Council member Bryan Principe all testified against applicants hoping to open in their cities or towns.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. – The Rhode Island Department of Motor Vehicles says it's shutting down the Middletown location at the end of the week.
The DMV says the lease is up at its Middletown branch and the state is searching for a new location. In the meantime, the DMV's directing drivers on Aquidneck Island to use the Wakefield or Cranston locations.
Anyone scheduled for a driving test after Friday will take it instead at the location in Providence.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Rhode Island liberals and conservatives are once again battling over the estate tax. WRNI political analyst Scott Mackay says it is time for both sides to chill the rhetoric and consider the practical impact of this tax on our economy.
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PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Eighteen applicants are vying for up to three spots to run the state's first medical marijuana retail stores. Today the public has a chance to weigh in on their proposals.
Officials expect to pack the Department of Health's auditorium for the 10am public hearing. The meeting will be divided into three comment periods- medical marijuana patients will testify first, followed by representatives of cities and towns and then the general public.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Providence police chief Dean Esserman has today off - but it's not because of vacation or sickness. He's been suspended for one day as the result of a verbal altercation with a subordinate.
The confrontation happened Friday, according to a statement from the mayor's office. But the city is withholding details because it's a personnel matter.
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