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9:11 am
Mon December 6, 2010

Rail service rolls into Warwick

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.

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Morning News Podcast
7:33 am
Mon December 6, 2010

Monday, December 6, 2010

Monday, December 6, 2010

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Listen to the WRNI Morning News Podcast for Monday, December 6, 2010.

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RIPR News
7:17 am
Mon December 6, 2010

Lessons from Roger Williams

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.

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Economy
7:00 am
Mon December 6, 2010

Pawtucket River Bridge construction prompts road closures

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.

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RIPR News
5:04 am
Mon December 6, 2010

MBTA service begins at T.F. Green

Governor Carcieri and his wife Suzanne Carcieri ride the MBTA rail service from Providence to T.F. Green Airport in Warwick this morning. Photo courtesy of Rhode Island Department of Transportation.

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – A mass transit milestone was reached Monday with the inauguration of commuter rail service between Providence and Warwick.

Eighteen years of planning and construction led to this pivotal moment: the launch of commuter rail service between downtown Providence and T.F. Green Airport in Warick.

Governor Don Carcieri, who took the new train with a crowd of dignitaries, said it's the first time in 30 years Rhode Island has had train service between its two largest cities.

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RIPR News
3:57 pm
Fri December 3, 2010

Westerly Armory wins restoration prize

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.

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RIPR News
10:17 am
Fri December 3, 2010

Lessons from "aunties" and the AIDS epidemic

RIPR News
8:24 am
Fri December 3, 2010

This I Believe essay inspires students in Germany

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Last week, WRNI aired a This I Believe Rhode Island essay by Betty Adler, who reflected on returning to the school she was expelled from as a girl growing up in Nazi Germany. What many of our listeners didn't know was that we had arranged for students at the school, St. Ursula School in Aachen, Germany, to listen to the essay via the Internet. WRNI's Elisabeth Harrison spoke to the school's headmaster Josi Marsden about the experience.

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Morning News Podcast
7:34 am
Fri December 3, 2010

Friday, December 3, 2010

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Listen to the WRNI Morning News Podcast for Friday, December 3, 2010.

Political Roundtable
7:26 am
Fri December 3, 2010

Budget deficits and new appointments on Roundtable

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – The outlook for deficit-reduction, and a new public safety commissioner in Providence. That's part of the discussion this week on Political Roundtable. Here's our host, WRNI political reporter Ian Donnis.

Do you have insight or expertise on this topic? Please email us, we'd like to hear from you. news@wrni.org.

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