Rhode Island famers hope to shine at a democratic fundraiser tonight headlined by President Barack Obama. Much of the food for the dinner will come from local growers, including Red Planet Vegetables in Johnston, Scratch Farm in Cranston and City Farm in Providence.
Chefs and owners from the Providence restaurant Al Forno have planned a special menu for the event, which will be hosted in a private home.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. – The last time you came to Rhode Island an overflow crowd of 10,000 supporters braved slush-clotted streets in Providence's Mount Pleasant neighborhood and a freezing winter rain to cheer you at Rhode Island College.
That was three days before the state's presidential primary and you vigorously touted your themes of hope and change. A week earlier, your then-opponent, Senator Hillary Clinton mocked your message at the same venue.
Providence, R.I. – Public education has been a hot topic in the Rhode Island governor's race, but both of the frontrunners send their kids to private schools.
Independent Lincoln Chafee's children went to Warwick public schools until he moved to Washington, D.C. to serve in the US Senate. His two school-aged children currently attend private schools. A third child is now in college.
Providence, R.I. – Gubernatorial Candidate Lincoln Chafee is criticizing opponent Frank Caprio's legislative voting record on grounds of poor attendance. According to Chafee Caprio missed nineteen percent of the votes taken during his 16 years in the Rhode Island General Assembly.
Caprio's press secretary Nick Hemond doesn't deny the charge, but attributes Caprio's absenteeism to the part-time nature of the Rhode Island legislature.