RIPR News
4:18 pm
Sat September 15, 2001

Latest Rhode Island News

Vigil

More than 20-thousand mourners gathered at the State House last night to light candles and pray for the victims of terrorist attacks on Tuesday. Lieutenant Governor Charles Fogarty reminded the crowd that while the terrorists may have broken our hearts, they will not break our spirits. Family members of the nine Rhode Islanders killed were There, along with National Guard officer, firefighters, teachers, and parents hugging their children. More vigils are scheduled at churches and on college campuses across the state in the coming days.

TF Green Airport

The list of cancellations is shrinking as T F Green moves closer to normal operations. Logan Airport is open again, with a very limited number of flights.. Airport officials continue to warn passenger to expect long delays, arrive at least two hours early, and to call their airline before coming to Green.

Middletown Teachers

A judge has ordered striking Middletown teachers to return to the classroom on Monday. Teachers Union President Roberta Schwartz says she is disappointed with the court decision, but hopes an agreement can be reached. Negotiations resume tomorrow. Students have missed seven days of schools in that district.

Newport Creamery

Amid reports that the owner of Newport creamery may have used $1.5 million for personal use, a bankruptcy judge has ordered Robert Swain to stop using the company's assets. An attorney for Swain says there is no basis for the allegations.