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6:20 am
Mon January 3, 2011

Inaugurations in several cities today

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – The swearing in for statewide office holders is still a day away but officials in several Rhode Island cities will be taking the oath of office today.


In Providence, Angel Taveras will become the city's first Latino mayor during a swearing in ceremony on the steps of City Hall this afternoon.


In Pawtucket, Donald Grebien will be sworn in as mayor this morning at City Hall. He'll replace the city's longest serving mayor, James Doyle.

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Politics
6:15 am
Mon January 3, 2011

Taveras to be sworn in on steps of City Hall

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Angel Taveras will take the reins today as the new mayor of Providence.


After an inter-faith breakfast, Taveras will be inaugurated at 1:30 on the steps of City Hall. A reception will be held from 3 to 4 on the second floor of City Hall. Both events are free and open to the public.


An inaugural celebration will take place at 7 this evening at the Rhode Island Convention Center. It's free, but tickets must be obtained at transitionprovidence.org

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Political Roundtable
7:42 am
Fri December 31, 2010

A look back: RI politics in 2010

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Remembering the political year of 2010, and Governor Carcieri's tenure comes to a close. 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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RIPR News
7:21 am
Fri December 31, 2010

Suspect dies of apparent suicide at ACI

CRANSTON, R.I. – A man charged with killing his wife at her home in Cumberland has been found dead in his cell of an apparent suicide at the Adult Correctional Institutions.


ACI spokeswoman Tracey Zeckhausen says 40-year-old Peter Pytka was found yesterday. State police are investigating.


Pytka's wife, Tracey-Ann Pytka, was found by the couple's 14-year-old son on December 20. It appeared she had been fatally stabbed.

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Top Stories
7:18 am
Fri December 31, 2010

Mass. officials investigate National Grid over storm response

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – The state is launching an investigation into National Grid's response to this week's storm that left as many as 30,000 of its customers in the dark.


Public Utilities Chairwoman Ann Berwick said the department plans to take an in-depth look at the company's performance before, during and after the storm to evaluate its overall emergency response.

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RIPR News
2:02 pm
Thu December 30, 2010

Estimated cost of winter storm: $2.2 mil.

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – The storm that dumped as much as 2 feet of snow in some parts of New England is costing Rhode Island $2.2 million.

That's according to data from the Rhode Island Department of Transportation which says it spent more than a million dollars on salt alone.

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Morning News Podcast
10:25 am
Thu December 30, 2010

Thursday, December 30, 2010

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Listen to the WRNI Morning News Podcast for Thursday, December 30, 2010.

RIPR News
7:09 am
Thu December 30, 2010

Warwick reverses pay freeze for teachers

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – The School Board in Warwick has reversed course on a pay freeze and benefit cut for teachers. The board voted Wednesday to allow a 2.75 percent raise to take effect.


Rosemary Healey from the Warwick school department says a $6 million surplus from the prior school year made the change possible.

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Politics
7:04 am
Thu December 30, 2010

Portrait of Carcieri to be unveiled today

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – An official portrait of Governor Carcieri is due to be unveiled at 5 pm today. It includes some subtle motifs from his time in office.


Carcieri is leaving office next week after the maximum two terms as governor. State law requires departing governors to remain at the State House - in the form of an official portrait. Artist Harley Bartlett of Hope says a small statue, of a knight on a horse, on the governor's desk refers to the scholastic mascot of his native East Greenwich High School.

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Morning News Podcast
11:17 am
Wed December 29, 2010

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Please listen to the Wednesday, December 29, 2010, WRNI Morning News Podcast.

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