If you have been up to Thayer Street within the past few months you probably have noticed a series of new parking meters being installed on the roadway. These new meters are part of an effort to raise monies for the city that have been wildly unpopular. There are several issues that are coming up […]
The testimony on Cale Keable’s bill, H8240 pitted town residents and environmental activists against business and labor concerns. In all 56 people testified on the bill during the five hours of testimony, 43 in favor and 13 in opposition.
Over the last weekend, two local third parties had the opportunity to hear from their presidential candidates and showcase these candidates to a wider public. The Green Party of Rhode Island held their spring meeting to cast their nominations for a variety of candidates while Pat Ford and Tony Jones of The Coalition Radio Show […]
Rep Cale Keable’s bill, H8240, which would give the voters in Burrillville the ability to approve or reject any tax treaty the town council negotiates with Invenergy concerning the proposed fracked gas and diesel oil burning power plant, is due for a vote Tuesday at the rise of the House.
After months of sustained pressure from global humanitarian groups – as well as peace activists in Rhode Island – the United States seems poised to stop selling cluster bombs to Saudi Arabia, according to an exclusive report in Foreign Policy. “Frustrated by a growing death toll, the White House has quietly placed a hold on […]
The State House rally against Invenergy’s proposed fracked gas and diesel oil burning power plant became confrontational as counter-protesters, identifying themselves as Building Trades union members, disrupted the proceedings by holding signs in front of speaker’s faces and attempting to grab the microphone.
Textron CEO Scott Donnelly is the second highest paid corporate executive in Rhode Island on a list produced by the Associated Press this week. Donnelly is paid $12.2 million, according to the AP, in “salary, bonus, perks, stock awards, stock option awards, deferred compensation and other pay components that include benefits and perks.” Larry Merlo, […]
Over a dozen national advocacy groups joined local community groups in delivering a letter to Rhode Island Governor Gina Raimondo asking her to show climate leadership and revoke her support for the proposed Invenergy Clean River Energy Center in Burrillville, RI.
John Niland has been Invenergy’s front man for a proposed fracked gas and diesel oil burning power plant in Burrillville. His messaging is always very careful and measured. Still, over the course of his short talk, he did reveal some interesting nuggets of information.
Sound: A resident demonstrated the noise levels Burrillville residents experience nightly, to the consternation of the town council. Fury: There was a call for the immediate dismissal of the town manager and a call to defend the First Amendment.
I am holding my annual Senior Resources Fair at 5pm tonight at the East Providence Senior Center, 610 Waterman Avenue in East Providence. As many of you know, this is an event I hold each year to bring services directly to seniors, caregivers, and individuals with disabilities. This is on top of the work I’m […]
Pia Ward has personal reasons for protesting Textron’s cluster bombs. She grew up in Beirut, Lebanon and as a young girl collected the military ordnance strewn across the countryside. “My dad said ‘don’t pick up anything that’s live,’” she said, showing off what she described as an expired Israeli landmine found in Beirut during the […]
Johnston is the second city in Rhode Island to stop enforcing its aggressive panhandling ordinance after the ACLU of Rhode Island sent the city a letter threatening a lawsuit. Providence did so in February.
Today’s ruling concluded that Cranston artificially inflated the population count of Ward 6, where the ACI is located, by treating all incarcerated persons as “residents” of the prison for redistricting purposes. Doing so, said the court, violates the rights of persons residing in other wards to equal representation as required by the Equal Protection Clause of the Constitution.