WASHINGTON – In a new case about climate change, the Supreme Court will hear an appeal from electric utilities that are trying to short-circuit an effort by Rhode Island and other states to force cuts in power plant emissions.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. – U.S. Senator Sheldon Whitehouse is getting the word out to small businesses about federal tax credits, some that expire soon. One credit gives small businesses a break if they're paying for more than half of health insurance for some employees.
Whitehouse said more than 80 percent of small businesses qualify for this tax credit but many of them don't know about it.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Years of planning and construction will become reality today with the start of commuter rail service from Warwick to Providence and on to Boston.
Rhode Island's two United States senators will join Governor Carcieri in a special train ride from Providence to Warwick this morning. When the train pulls up to the new intermodal facility at T.F. Green Airport the Pilgrim High School marching band will be playing.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Every Rhode Island school child recognizes Roger Williams as the father of our state. As the story goes, Williams, a Baptist preacher, was chased from the theocracy of the Massachusetts Bay Colony. He landed in Providence in 1636, where he set up a government that favored no religion and provided no religious test for holding any public office.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Remember all the detours caused by the Iway project? Well, something similar is about to start in Pawtucket.
A portion of Taft Street will be closed today in Pawtucket, the first of many road closures prompted by the replacement of the Pawtucket River Bridge. This section of road will remain closed for approximately three years.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Hampton Hotels' "Save-A-Landmark" program has selected the Westerly Armory as one of its projects for next year.
Towns and cities nominate a landmark and then the public votes for five projects to be restored. Save-A-Landmark's Chris Epting said they look for projects that are prominent in the local, cultural scene.