Providence, R.I. – Rhode Island is moving forward with plans to bring to the state a gaming company founded by ex-baseball pitcher Curt Schilling.
The state Economic Development Corporation is offering a $75 million loan guarantee to 38 Studios, a game company currently located in Maynard, Mass. The company says it could ultimately offer 400 jobs at an average salary of $70,000.
The EDC board met behind closed doors on Thursday to discuss terms and conditions of the agreement.
Providence, R.I. – A person close to the gubernatorial campaign of Rhode Island Attorney General Patrick Lynch says Lynch plans to announce his departure from the race in a videotaped message he'll post on his website.
The person says Lynch will post the message on his website Thursday at noon. The person wasn't authorized to speak ahead of the announcement and did so on condition of anonymity.
Lynch has badly lagged in fundraising behind fellow Democrat Frank Caprio, who has a $1.7 million campaign war chest.
Providence, R.I. – The Board of Licenses in Providence is shutting down a strip club where a man was killed during a weekend brawl.
Yesterday, a police detective described a scene of chaotic violence at Club Balloons early Sunday, when a man was fatally shot outside. The board agreed to temporarily shut the club, effective immediately.
Providence, R.I. – Patrick Lynch is out of the race for governor, and the congressional candidates just completed their debate. That's part of the discussion this week on Political Roundtable. Listen to the discussion, moderated by Flo Jonic.
Providence, RI – Every seasoned parent knows that this complex, daunting task is full of uncertainty and includes a complicated mix of joys and challenges. For some parents, the challenges include caring for a child with chronic illness. As Bekah Ham notes, caring for such a child can teach all of us profound lessons about what life truly is all about.
Ham is a New England native, wife, and mom of two girls she describes as "amazing." She is an artist and teacher, and is currently in what she describes as career puberty.
Providence, R.I. – The group that opened the Democracy Prep Charter School in Cumberland is looking to expand and bring a new charter school operator into the state.
Democracy Prep opened last year as the state's first mayoral academy. That means it operates completely outside of union contract rules. Now organizers are moving to build a network of similar schools.