Providence, RI – Governor Lincoln Chafee ushered in a new philosophy for bringing jobs to the Ocean State as he chaired his first meeting of the state's Economic Development Corporation yesterday.
Chafee says like any business or sports team that's in trouble, Rhode Island needs to focus on the basics and away from bigger projects like the EDC's $75 million loan to video game developer 38 Studios.
"The football analogy would be, you block and tackle before you do the Hail Mary and the Statue of Liberty play," he says.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Supporters of a push to bring the America's Cup sailing race back to Newport say a new study shows the international competition could have a $1.1 billion impact on the state. The announcement came Wednesday, two days before the deadline to select the next host city for the final leg of the race in 2013.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. – A spokesman for Rhode Island Gov.-elect Lincoln Chafee says Chafee and representatives of the Golden Gate Yacht Club all agree that Newport is the "natural home for the America's Cup."
Chafee met privately Thursday with team representatives and with Keith Stokes, head of the state's Economic Development Corp.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Faith leaders in the state are calling on the religious community, businesses and philanthropists to help address what they say is a shortfall in the number of beds available at emergency shelters.
Rev. Don Anderson, of the State Council of Churches, says people of faith should make donation at their local place of worship or to the Rhode Island Coalition for the Homeless.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. – The head of the state's Coastal Resources Management Council said he will make sure fishermen are treated fairly as Deepwater Wind rolls out its proposal for 200 turbines off the Rhode Island, Massachusetts coast. State and federal officials meet Friday to discuss the plan.
Deepwater Wind wants to put 200 turbines 20 miles off the coast to provide electricity for the northeast. Coastal Resources Management Council Executive Director Grover Fugate said he wishes Deepwater Wind had started with smaller projects.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Years of planning and construction will become reality today with the start of commuter rail service from Warwick to Providence and on to Boston.
Rhode Island's two United States senators will join Governor Carcieri in a special train ride from Providence to Warwick this morning. When the train pulls up to the new intermodal facility at T.F. Green Airport the Pilgrim High School marching band will be playing.