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3:25 pm
Thu September 13, 2012

Wake up to Brendan Doherty in his own words on RIPR

Republican CD1 candidate Brendan Doherty joined us for a taping this morning of RIPR’s Political Roundtable (airing Friday at 5:40 and 7:40 am) and

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2:28 pm
Thu September 13, 2012

Ed Pacheco: partisan or just petty?

Democratic State Chairman Ed Pacheco must have taken a trip to the rest room or something at the Democratic National Convention when the political figure from Rhode Island with the biggest speaking role of anyone from the Ocean State took the podium at the Charlotte convention.

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1:31 pm
Thu September 13, 2012

Carcieri breaks silence on 38 Studios, in interview with WPRI’s Tim White

Former Governor Don Carcieri offers his first interview on the demise of 38 Studios, with Channel 12′s Tim White. Ted Nesi has more:

Carcieri sat down with WPRI 12′s Tim White on Thursday morning for an exclusive one-on-one interview – his first since last spring’s dramatic implosion of Curt Schilling’s video game company, which received a $75 million loan guarantee from Rhode Island taxpayers on Carcieri’s watch.

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On Politics
12:34 pm
Thu September 13, 2012

Ted Widmer has two brand new gigs — one with Hillary Clinton

Kudos + congrats to friend of the blog Ted Widmer, who is taking on two new roles (via the BDH):

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On Politics
6:38 pm
Wed September 12, 2012

Doherty raps Cicilline, seizes on the trust issue

 Brendan Doherty this morning used a lookout on the East Bay Bike Path in Riverside — with a nice view of downtown Providence — to argue that Congressman David Cicilline doesn’t deserve the trust of voters.

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5:41 pm
Wed September 12, 2012

R.I.P. Joseph R. Paolino Sr., Providence real estate legend

Joseph R. Paolino Sr., a prominent Rhode Island real estate dealer and developer for more than a half century and the father of former Providence mayor Joseph R. Paolino Jr., died today after a battle with cancer. He was 83.

A lifelong Providence resident, Paolino, president of  Paolino Properties,  started in the real estate business at age 17, while still a student at Providence College. During the 1960s, he owned and managed Crescent Park, the iconic East Providence amusement park.

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On Politics
4:45 pm
Wed September 12, 2012

Doherty on the air with his first commercial: “Those guys [in DC] don’t know what tough is”

Republican congressional candidate Brendan Doherty launched his air war today, using an introductory-style commercial to tout himself as a tough crime-fighter who can bring common sense to Washington.

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3:48 pm
Wed September 12, 2012

The Big Least conference: Notre Dame latest to jump ship

In another blow to the Big East Conference, Notre Dame has announced that it will leave the Providence-headquartered college sports conference and join the Atlantic Coast Conference.

The Fighting Irish are the fourth Big East college sports program to leave the conference over the last 14 months, joining Pittsburgh, Syracuse and West Virginia. West Virginia went to the Big 12 Conference and Pitt and Syracuse left for the ACC. Traditional New England Providence rival Boston College earlier left the Big East for the ACC.

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2:50 pm
Wed September 12, 2012

Clay Pell to wed former Olympic skater Kwan

As the Washington Post reports, Clay Pell, grandson of the late and esteemed former RI senator Claiborne Pell, is engaged to Olympic skating great Michelle Kwan:

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Politics
2:39 pm
Wed September 12, 2012

Doherty:Voters can't trust Cicilline

PROVIDENCE, RI – Republican congressional candidate Brendan Doherty went on the attack against Democratic incumbent David Cicilline Wednesday morning. Doherty says Cicilline doesn't deserve the trust of voters.

Cicilline has tried to link Doherty with the agenda of national Republicans like vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan. But Doherty says Cicilline is distorting how he would vote on issues like Medicare, the federally subsidized healthcare program for the elderly.

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