Providence, R.I. – Rhode Island's economic development brass has awarded a $75 million loan to a video game start-up headed by retired Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling. But the question is will taxpayers end up holding the empty sock this time.
So Rhode Island is going into the video game business. Your state government has guaranteed a $75 million loan to a business headed by Boston Red Sox legend Curt Schilling.
Providence, R.I. – Rhode Island is getting almost 2 million dollars for flood-related crisis counseling from the Federal Emergency Management Administration, or FEMA. The grant will go towards an initiative called Rhode Island Hope, Helping Other People in Emergencies.
The state Department of Behavioral Health, Developmental Disabilities and Hospitals will use the initiative to help residents cope with their losses.
Providence, R.I. – Station nightclub fire victims and defendants are asking to destroy more than 700 pieces of evidence from the 2003 fire in West Warwick.
They split the 2500 dollar-a-month rent for a Cranston warehouse that holds the evidence, even since their lawyers settled the case. Today, their lawyers filed a joint motion to get rid of the evidence because they say it's no longer needed.
Providence, R.I. – Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley has reached a deal with the Cape Wind offshore wind energy project that she says will save consumers up to 465 million dollars over 15 years.
Coakley says she made the deal with Cape Wind Associates, the Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources, and National Grid for two reasons.
Providence, R.I. – Congressional candidates vying to replace Rep. Patrick Kennedy in the U.S. House of Representatives are meeting at a forum.
Democrat Bill Lynch said at Thursday's forum that he is running because he believes Washington is broken and dominated by special interests. He says people are concerned their children won't remain in Rhode Island because of a lack of jobs.
Providence Mayor David Cicilline, also a Democrat, said America needs to start ending its involvement in Afghanistan and focus more on local infrastructure.