After being closed for six months, the International Tennis Hall of Fame Museum reopens Wednesday, following a $3 million renovation.
For a more in-depth look at the new museum check out Mike Szostak's On Sports blog post.
The museum will now display nearly 2000 objects, including the one of the earliest known paintings of tennis, dating back to 1538. The museum will also display historic racquets, and memorabilia from the early days of modern tennis.
A multi-day hearing to assess the fairness of the state’s proposed pension settlement is scheduled to start Wednesday in Superior Court. Most of the public employees involved in the case have already approved the settlement.
Superior Court Judge Sarah Taft-Carter last month set a timeline for moving ahead with the pension deal. About 65 people with concerns about the settlement have asked to speak in front of the judge.
The so-called fairness hearing is expected to last three to five days. The hearing will begin with expert testimony about each side of the pension case.
Rhode Island falls short providing adequate affordable housing to its lower-income residents. The report comes from the advocacy non-profit National Low Income Housing Coalition.
According to the study, Rhode Islanders must earn at least $18.49 an hour to afford an average two-bedroom apartment. The minimum wage is currently nine dollars an hour, though efforts are underway to raise that to $10.10.
Deepwater Wind has entered into a 20 year contract with Rhode Island Fast Ferry out of North Kingstown. The ferry service will provide a vessel to help conduct maintenance on the Block Island wind farm which will be built by Deepwater Wind. The boat will be built by Blount Boats from Warren.
Jeff Grybowski, the CEO of Deepwater Wind said the contract will create some eighty jobs in Rhode Island.