Providence, RI – A report by Environment Rhode Island links the March flood to a new trend in extreme weather.
A conference held Wednesday brought together U.S. Senator Sheldon Whitehouse and Warwick Mayor Scott Avedesian with scientists from Brown University and Environment Rhode Island to discuss the danger that Rhode Island faces from global warming.
Whitehouse told the group that Rhode Island can't afford to wait years for change to occur.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. – The corporation that owns Rhode Island's main landfill has accused a Warwick developer of a ``$20 million blunder'' by constructing a tipping facility that was unnecessary and is now scheduled for demolition.
The suit by the Rhode Island Resource Recovery Corporation says the tipping station, designed and managed by Ahlborg Construction Corporation was an example of gross mismanagement and fraud.
Providence, R.I. – About 150 people marked Labor Day on Monday by remembering four men killed during a 1934 strike in Central Falls.
Event organizers say national guardsmen shot the four men dead as they sought cover in Central Falls' Moshassuck Cemetery. Rhode Island AFL-CIO President George Nee says it's easy to forget how that kind of bloodshed brought about working conditions that many now take for granted.
Providence, R.I. – Gas prices in Rhode Island have dropped for the fourth straight week.
AAA Southern New England says in its weekly survey that prices have now fallen by a dime over the last month.
Self-serve regular unleaded is now averaging $2.65 per gallon, or a penny less than last week. That's also three cents below the national average. The average price at the same time last year in Rhode Island was $2.67.
Providence, R.I. – Fire officials in Attleboro say a woman was stung more than 500 times after disturbing a yellow jackets' nest on her property.
Capt. Tim Birch says firefighters responding to the woman's home on Sunday used a carbon dioxide chemical fire extinguisher in an attempt to blast the swarm of insects away, but it wasn't enough, and three firefighters were treated for stings.