PROVIDENCE, R.I. – The Pawtuxet River Authority is suing the state over the Pawtuxet Village Dam at the mouth of the river.
Providence bought the land on the river along with the dam some 140 years ago. Then in 1915 the general assembly passed what's call the 1915 Act, creating the Situate Reservoir for the city's water supply.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. – The Martin Luther King Jr. holiday has become a day of service for many Americans. Here in Rhode Island close to 300 people answered the call. They painted murals at schools and community centers, entertained seniors and built bookshelves.
Students at Gilbert Stuart Middle school have a surprise awaiting them in the cafeteria. The entire wall has been turned into a dragon mural that wraps around the room. Jeffrey Silva was one of the painters.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. – On a cold afternoon last week, the hot glass kiln inside the old red brick mill in Pawtucket was glowing at the Henrietta Glass shop. Jill Davis was hunched over a molten oven, making glass perfume bottles that will be sold nationally by the Anthropologie retail chain.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Today is the 25th anniversary of the Martin Luther King Jr. national holiday. In Rhode Island there will be a host of events to honor the slain civil rights leader.
Sandra Powell, the director of the State Department of Labor and Training will be the keynote speaker this morning at the Martin Luther King scholarship breakfast being held at Rhodes on the Pawtuxet in Cranston.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. – NAACP president James Vincent gives the United States mixed grades for fulfilling Dr. Martin Luther King's dream. He says African Americans have made great strides in being elected to public office in the United States but that they continue falling behind academically.
Providence, RI – For the past few years, Rhode Island has been cracking down on the type of foods schools serve in their cafeterias. Recent regulations require more servings of fruits and vegetables, less sodium, and more whole grains. But what happens when kids are tempted by chips and soda away from the classroom?
One school in Pawtucket experimented with getting students to choose healthy foods on their own.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. – The attorney for Champlin's Marina says he will appeal the state's denial of permission to expand.
The marina is located on Great Salt Pond on Block Island. Owners want to expand from 200 to 250 slips. Many Block Islanders oppose the expansion because of its impact on water quality, shellfish and navigation. Tuesday night the state Coastal Resources Management Council agreed with them and denied the proposal.