Providence, RI – Governor Lincoln Chafee ushered in a new philosophy for bringing jobs to the Ocean State as he chaired his first meeting of the state's Economic Development Corporation yesterday.
Chafee says like any business or sports team that's in trouble, Rhode Island needs to focus on the basics and away from bigger projects like the EDC's $75 million loan to video game developer 38 Studios.
"The football analogy would be, you block and tackle before you do the Hail Mary and the Statue of Liberty play," he says.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Rhode Island's unemployment rate edged slightly lower in December. Rhode Island's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for the month was 11.5 percent. That's a decrease of one tenth of a percentage point from the November rate.
According to the state department of Labor and Training the number of unemployed Rhode Islanders fell to an even 66,000.
Employment gains were reported in six sectors. The largest occurred in the Health Care and Social Assistance sector, which added 500 jobs.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Forecasters say Rhode Island could be in for a messy commute this morning.
National Weather Service meteorologist Benjamin Sipprell says today's winter storm will be less severe than the one earlier this week, but snowfall could come down at a rate of 1 to 2 inches per hour during the morning hours.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. – The last person executed in Rhode Island was John Gordon, a 19th century Irish immigrant. He was hanged in Providence for a crime he almost surely did not commit. And therein lies quite a tale, one told in a new play that opened last weekend at the Park Theatre in Cranston. Bill Gale took a look.
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