Providence, R.I. – U.S. Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse will be in Rhode Island this week to tour a job training center.
The Democrat is scheduled to visit with staff at the Family Resources Community Action Employment and Training Center in Woonsocket on Tuesday.
Congress adjourned for a weeklong Independence Day recess without extending federal unemployment benefits. Whitehouse's office says the U.S. Department of Labor estimates that 5,000 Rhode Islanders will lose unemployment insurance benefits by July 10.
Holyoke, Mass. – Potential outages and other disruptions on New England's power grid will be spotted more quickly as the region's grid operator installs new equipment paid for by federal stimulus money.
ISO-New England says it will use an $8 million grant from the U.S. Department of Energy to install high-speed sensors that monitor voltage and other conditions on the grid. The smart-grid devices will relay information 30 times a second, up from once every four seconds.
Providence, RI – The program features Curt Columbus , Janice Duclos, Tim Crowe, William Damkoehler and Mauro Hantman, performing and discussing O. Henry's short stories "The Ransom of Red Chief" and "Tobin's Palm."
Providence, R.I. – State party endorsements and a lot of interest in running for office. That's part of the discussion this week on Political Roundtable. Here's our host, WRNI political reporter Ian Donnis.
Providence, R.I. – The winners of the 33rd America's Cup race toured Newport on Thursday, as state officials campaign for the return of the yachting competition to Rhode Island waters. The famed trophy was also on display in the city.
State officials believe the return of the America's Cup would boost revenue and tourism and shine an international media spotlight on Rhode Island. The state hosted the competition for decades until losing the race to Australia in the early 80's.