PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Governor-elect Lincoln Chafee has added three members to his transition team.
Margaret Holland McDuff is the CEO of Family Service of Rhode Island, John Simmons is executive director of the Rhode Island Public Expenditure Council, Lawyer Claire Richards has previously served as special counsel to Governor Carcieri, among other positions.
Chafee says the trio brings experience, energy and knowledge to his transition.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. – The newly empaneled Central Falls Receivers' Council had its first meeting last night. The council was appointed last week after four of the five elected city councilors were fired by Receiver Mark Pfeiffer.
At its inaugural meeting the Central Falls receiver's advisory council passed a resolution opposing the siting of any medical marijuana compassion center in the state's smallest city. None has been proposed. It's a pre-emptive move says City Councilor Edna Poulin.
Providence, RI – By MEGAN HALL The Department of Health is releasing more information about what was first reported as a sponge left inside a patient at Women and Infants Hospital. Health officials have completed their investigation into what were actually two incidents.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Students at the University of Rhode Island say a ban on alcoholic energy drinks is only increasing demand for the beverages. Some health experts have warned that use of the drinks can lead to excessive alcohol consumption.
Providence, RI – Haven't all of us needed some TLC - tender loving care - during those rough moments in our lives? Who among us hasn't appreciated heartfelt consolation, genuine empathy, and loving reassurance when life is especially stressful? Mara Sokolsky shares her beliefs about what we can do for each other during life's toughest times.
Sokolsky lives in Providence, where she teaches the Alexander Technique. With her recent transition to empty-nest-hood, Sokolsky has had more time to write about relationships and midlife issues.
Afghan police officers check their ammunition at a police headquarters in Garmsir district, in Afghanistan's Helmand province. A team of U.S. Marines is based at the police station to assist in the officers' training and development. Greg Dixon/NPR.