PROVIDENCE, R.I. – It's been well over 500 years since Christopher Columbus stumbled onto the North American continent but his spirit was alive and well Sunday at the Columbus Day Parade in Providence.
It was a perfect day for a parade - and apparently for campaigning. Leading the parade was a retinue of politicians, including gubernatorial candidate Frank Caprio, congressional candidate David Cicilline and Congressman Jim Langevin.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Census data reveals the number of Hispanic-owned businesses in Rhode Island is growing.
A recent report finds the number of Hispanic-owned companies in Rhode Island increased by nearly 69 percent between 2002 and 2007. Government officials and business leaders gathered in South Providence on Thursday to highlight the findings.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright David Lindsay-Abaire writes plays combining seriousness with whacky comedy. His work, "Kimberly Akimbo," now at 2nd Story Theatre, is a prime example. Bill Gale has the review.
"Kimberly Akimbo" continues at 2nd Story Theatre in Warren through October 24. Bill Gale reviews the performing arts for WRNI.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. – WRNI concludes a series of conversations with the two major candidates for lieutenant governor. Democrat Elizabeth Roberts is seeking reelection after first winning the office in 2006. She tells WRNI political reporter Ian Donnis that the lieutenant governor plays an important role in state government.
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PROVIDENCE, R.I. – The Rhode Island Department of Labor and Training says it's reopening its Wakefield office next week. The job search center has been closed since 2007 because of budget cuts.
Labor department spokeswoman Laura Hart says federal stimulus funds are paying for the reopening.
"That means that it's short term funding so right now we are funded with that money through June 30th but we are considering other funding streams to see if there's a way to maintain a Wakefield presence after that," Hart says.