Newport. R.I. – Rhode Island Governor Don Carcieri and other officials are in Newport to welcome the America's Cup trophy and make a push to bring the race back to the city for the first time since the 1980s.
The BMW Oracle Racing sailing team won the 33rd America's Cup regatta in February and are taking the trophy on a victory tour, which stops in Newport on Thursday.
Newport wants to host the 34th edition of the competition.
Block Island, RI – An extended interview with Jim Ortel and John Hirsch about their relationship with Block Island. Ortel is a year-round Block Island resident, cyclist, father, husband, and owner of Block Island Sport Shop. Hirsch is a professional cyclist, member of the Block Island Vela Club, and a public defender in NYC. He has been coming to Block Island since he was a child.
Providence, R.I. – Rhode Island Republicans have endorsed John Robitaille for governor and a slate of other candidates after getting a pep talk from national GOP Chairman Michael Steele about the party's chances in the heavily Democratic state.
Steele told the crowd Wednesday the state party is well-positioned to make gains in the General Assembly, something state party Chairman Giovanni Cicione has made a key strategy for November.
Providence, R.I. – Three Providence police officers arrested in a drug-dealing investigation have made a brief court appearance.
A judge entered not guilty pleas yesterday for the three officers. He ordered Officer Robert Hamlin and Detective Joseph Colanduono to remain held without bail. Sgt. Stephen Gonsalves was released on $10,000 personal recognizance.
The three officers were arrested in March as part of a state police drug investigation that has resulted in the indictment of 24 people.
Providence, R.I. – It was 1970 when photographer Salvatore Mancini and a friend packed up their jeep with cameras, film, and developing equipment and set out on an extended trip across the U.S. Their mission: to visit the sites of the iconic landscape photographs they studied in school.
"So it was the Appalachians, Grand Canyon, New Mexico, Big Sur, Olympic peninsula, and it really was a pilgrimage," Mancini says.
Providence, R.I. – Salvatore Mancini and his cameras- have traveled to India, Cambodia, his native Italy and a host of locations in between. In black and white, he's captured ancient rock drawings, a man washing the feet of a giant Buddha statue, and a boy with a rat perched on his shoulder in India. It's a career that brought the Cranston-based photographer numerous recognitions, including Italy's prestigious Bolaffi award and a local Pell Award.