PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Every Rhode Island school child recognizes Roger Williams as the father of our state. As the story goes, Williams, a Baptist preacher, was chased from the theocracy of the Massachusetts Bay Colony. He landed in Providence in 1636, where he set up a government that favored no religion and provided no religious test for holding any public office.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Remember all the detours caused by the Iway project? Well, something similar is about to start in Pawtucket.
A portion of Taft Street will be closed today in Pawtucket, the first of many road closures prompted by the replacement of the Pawtucket River Bridge. This section of road will remain closed for approximately three years.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Hampton Hotels' "Save-A-Landmark" program has selected the Westerly Armory as one of its projects for next year.
Towns and cities nominate a landmark and then the public votes for five projects to be restored. Save-A-Landmark's Chris Epting said they look for projects that are prominent in the local, cultural scene.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Last week, WRNI aired a This I Believe Rhode Island essay by Betty Adler, who reflected on returning to the school she was expelled from as a girl growing up in Nazi Germany. What many of our listeners didn't know was that we had arranged for students at the school, St. Ursula School in Aachen, Germany, to listen to the essay via the Internet. WRNI's Elisabeth Harrison spoke to the school's headmaster Josi Marsden about the experience.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. – The outlook for deficit-reduction, and a new public safety commissioner in Providence. That's part of the discussion this week on Political Roundtable. Here's our host, WRNI political reporter Ian Donnis.
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