For nearly two centuries, the Providence Journal has been Rhode Island’s most important news organization. Now that it is up for sale, RIPR political analyst Scott MacKay brings us the ProJo’s storied past and uncertain future.
When the first edition of the Providence Journal was printed in 1829, it was a four-page broadsheet hand pressed into paper fashioned from recycled linen rags.
RI defense companies are concerned about pending federal program cuts. A PC professor does not think a cardinal from this region will be elected pope. These stories and more on the RIPR Morning News Podcast. And Political Commentator Scott MacKay wonders why municipalities in RI have a hard time working together.
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The Providence Biltmore Hotel is undergoing a $16 million makeover. Owner Todd Finard says the heating, cooling and ventilation system is being completely replaced and all the rooms will be redecorated.