Providence, R.I. – Doctors may be examining Rhode Island patients over the Internet in the near future.
United Health Care is investing in equipment that allows specialists to examine wounds, perform ultrasounds and offer other services remotely. Spokesperson Debora Spano says even in a state the size of Rhode Island, some patients have trouble reaching their doctors in person.
Providence, R.I. – He is 103 years old and finally Frank DiPaolo is retiring after 32 years as a Statehouse door keeper. Or is he?
DiPaolo's friends showed up at the Statehouse to celebrate the retirement of the 103-year-old house doorkeeper.
Dipaolo, a political fixture in Providence's Mount Pleasant neighborhood, helped Patrick Kennedy win his first political race. It was a 1988 campaign for state representative from the neighborhood surrounding Providence College, where at the time Kennedy was a student.
Providence, R.I. – Can it really be that Michael Bennett's "A Chorus Line" is approaching middle age? That its first performances, at the Public Theater in New York's Greenwich Village, took place more than 35 years ago?
Providence, R.I. – Six candidates running for governor will meet for their first debate.
Thursday's debate hosted by WPRI-TV will be the first chance for voters to see the candidates go toe-to-toe on issues such as the economy and education.
The candidates include two Democrats - General Treasurer Frank Caprio and Attorney General Patrick Lynch - independent Lincoln Chafee, Moderate Ken Block and Republicans John Robitaille and Victor Moffitt.
They are vying to replace Republican Don Carcieri, who is term limited.
Providence, R.I. – In a pointed decision reversing a termination of parental rights, Rhode Island's highest court has again criticized Jeremiah Jeremiah Jr., retiring chief judge of the Family Court.
The High Court returned parental rights to Jason Trench, who had been an inmate at the Adult Correctional Institutions for all but 100 days of his daughter's life when the case came to Family Court, according to the opinion written by Justice Francis X. Flaherty.
Providence, R.I. – In a bill signing ceremony yesterday, Gov. Don Carcieri put his signature on a new law cutting state income taxes for the highest earners. Proponents say the new measure will make the state more competitive.
Gov. Carcieri has been calling for tax cuts since he came into office in 2003, so he was happy to sign the new law.