Providence, RI – When new requirements under the nation's health care overhaul took place last month, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Rhode Island and United Health care asked for a rate increase to help pay for the changes. Now, Tufts Health Plan wants members to pay a little more too.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. – What do you get when you combine taxidermied animals, books of dried seaweed, birds eggs, and rocks? You get some of the contents of Curiouser, an exhibit that combines the work of six artists with the contents of the Providence museum of natural history.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. – The seven candidates running for governor lined up Wednesday night answering questions from extending gambling to the state's prison population.
When asked about how to get Rhode Island's K-through-12 students ready for college and a high-tech economy, independent candidate Lincoln Chafee said you can't cut taxes and boost funding for schools. That's why his sales tax proposal addresses the issue, he says.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. – A new poll of likely voters shows independent Lincoln Chafee ahead in the governor's race and Republican John Robitaille and Democrat Frank Caprio in a statistical dead heat.
The poll from Channel 10 and Quest Research gives independent Lincoln Chafee 35 percent. The survey of 523 likely voters gives Republican John Robitaille 28 percent, with Frank Caprio receiving 25 percent, a statistical tie under the four percent margin of error. Moderate Party candidate Ken Block received two percent.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. – A Connecticut battery company is looking to move its operations to Rhode Island. And the Rhode Island Economic Development Corporation has offered incentives to lure the company to East Greenwich.
Yardney Technical Products makes high-performance batteries for aerospace and defense companies - its batteries powered the Mars landing rover.
And for 40 years it's made those batteries in Connecticut, just across the state line from Westerly. But now it's looking to move to a space in East Greenwich.