The Newport Jazz Festival will be a little longer next year.
The Newport Jazz Festival, which has been a two-day event for decades, is adding a third day for its 60th anniversary next year. The bonus day will be Friday, August 1st and will feature new and emerging artists. The extra day was made possible by a 40-thousand dollar grant from the Rhode Island Foundation. Neil Steinberg is CEO of the Foundation.
Story Corps, the organization that collects the voices and histories of people across the country is in Rhode Island.
It is a chance for homeless residents across the state to tell their story.
In the offices of the Rhode Island Coalition for the Homeless, pairs of Rhode Islanders interviewed each other. One of them had experienced homelessness, and they talked about their lives on the streets.
Richard Staples interviewed Don Larson, a man who was homeless when he was 16-years-old.
Rhode Island School of Design president John Maeda announced Wednesday that he is leaving the school for a job in Silicon Valley.
In a released statement, Maeda said he’s leaving RISD to take a job as a design partner with the top-tier venture capital firm of Kleiner Perkins Caufield and Byers. Maeda leaves campus at the end of this semester, starting his new job next month. Maeda calls the move quote, “an irresistible pathway to strengthen design’s place in the digital age.”
The state Department of Human Resources is trying to figure out why some 8,200 Rhode Islanders didn’t receive their state supplemental insurance payment as scheduled Monday. Officials suspect a problem with the banking transaction.
The town of North Kingstown has agreed to pay $7 million to the estate of a man who was gunned down by police. Most of the money will be spent on medical
On February 8th, 2009 North Kingstown police were asked to check on the welfare of Mark Kilcline, an 18-year-old who was depressed and wielding a steak knife. Police wound up shooting the mentally-ill teen nine times after he refused to put the knife down. Kilcline would be paralyzed for four years before dying in April of his injuries.
The state of Rhode Island licenses 69 professions, everything from hairdressers to electricians. Until now, license holders have had to renew by mail or in person. But all that’s changing Tuesday.
The state is rolling out a new e-licensing system Tuesday. It will allow anyone with a professional license to get a new one or renew an old one online. Paul McGreevy, director of the Department of Business Regulation, says it’s part of the governor’s initiative to make it easier to do business in Rhode Island.
Rhode Island observed World AIDS Day Monday. This year’s theme is “get to zero.”
Twenty-seven year old Anthony Maselli has been living with HIV for a little over a year. After much deliberation, he decided to go public with his disease and says he has not suffered any repercussions because of it. That’s not to say, however, that it’s an easy disease to live with.
"It’s very stressful sometimes and emotional for me. It took a while for me to be able to look at myself in the mirror and say ‘I’m HIV positive’ without completely breaking down," said Maselli.