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5:21 pm
Mon August 16, 2010

Work begins at affordable housing complex

Providence, RI – Construction of the Kingstown Crossing I development is underway after Monday's groundbreaking at a former Navy housing complex in North Kingstown.

The first phase will provide 58 environmentally friendly units of affordable housing.

There's a huge need for affordable housing across the state, says Richard Godfrey, executive director of Rhode Island Housing.

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RIPR News
11:15 am
Mon August 16, 2010

First EEE case reported in RI

Providence, R.I. – Public health officials in Massachusetts and Rhode Island have announced this summer's first case of eastern equine encephalitis in a person.

Citing privacy, officials identified him Sunday only as a Rhode Island man in his 20s from Newport County. He is in critical condition.

Officials say his exposure to a mosquito carrying the encephalitis likely occurred in southeastern Massachusetts, which has been identified as an area of high risk. Officials say his symptoms first occurred Aug. 5, before aerial spraying.

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This I Believe Rhode Island
10:28 am
Mon August 16, 2010

Phosphorescence

Morning News Podcast
9:12 am
Mon August 16, 2010

Monday, August 16, 2010

Providence, R.I. – Listen to the WRNI Morning News Podcast for Monday, August 16, 2010.

Local Features
8:14 am
Mon August 16, 2010

COMMENTARY: More specifics needed from candidate Kapstein

Providence, R.I. – The Democratic primary race for Lt. Governor is shaping up, with both incumbent Elizabeth Roberts and challenger Jeremy Kapstein weighing on the state's $75-million loan guarantee to a video game development company founded by former Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling. But WRNI Political Analyst Scott Mackay says Rhode Islanders have yet to hear specifics on where Kapstein, a Red Sox executive, stands on the major issues.

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Top Stories
8:04 am
Mon August 16, 2010

Commission to release wind decision, challenge likely to follow

Providence, R.I. – The state Public Utilities Commission is expected today to issue its written decision for Deepwater Wind's controversial power-purchase agreement.

Once the Commission's written decision is released, opponents will have seven days to seek a review by the state Supreme Court. Attorney General Patrick Lynch, whose office represents consumers, has already said he'll seek that review.

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RIPR News
7:49 am
Mon August 16, 2010

RI bridge due to reopen today

Providence, R.I. – A bridge in West Warwick that was damaged in the March floods will reopen to traffic today.

The Natick Bridge which spans the Pawtuxet River linking West Warwick and Warwick has undergone $68,000 worth of structural repairs.

The state Department of Transportation will seek reimbursement from the Federal Highway Administration through funding made available for flood damage.

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RIPR News
7:47 am
Mon August 16, 2010

Scientists meet this week at biomechanics conference in RI

Providence, R.I. – Scientists from around the country convene in Providence this week to discuss the latest developments in biomechanics.

Scientists describe biomechanics as the place where engineering and life sciences meet. At the annual conference of the American Society of Biomechanics in Providence this week that means everything from robots that can swim like fish to investigations into the causes of arthritis.

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Top Stories
7:30 am
Mon August 16, 2010

Residents to weigh in on T.F. Green expansion

A rendering of T.F. Green Airport from an FAA environmental impact statement is pictured here.

Providence, R.I. – Residents in Warwick get a chance Tuesday to weigh in on the controversial proposal to expand T.F. Green Airport.

A capacity crowd of up to 600 people is expected at the public hearing at the Community College of Rhode Island Knight campus in Warwick. The focus will be on an FAA environmental impact statement on potential effects of an expansion plan that impacts parking, runways and roads at T.F Green.

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RIPR News
3:15 pm
Fri August 13, 2010

No sales tax holiday for RI residents

Providence, RI – It may be a sales tax holiday in Massachusetts this weekend, but Rhode Island's tax administrator reminds residents that they'll still need to pay the state's use tax.

Tax administrator David Sullivan says the 7-percent use tax applies when residents bring sales tax-free items back into the Ocean State. There are two ways for residents to pay the use tax, says Sullivan.

"You can file actually a use-tax return for the purchases you make that month, or you can wait and file it on your personal tax return."

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