Sakonnet River Bridge bike path; orange barrel marks location of fire

Arsonists target Sakonnet River Bridge toll system

At about 1am Saturday, equipment connected with the Sakonnet River Bridge was “intentionally damaged by fire,” according to an official statement sent to media by the Rhode Island Turnpike and Bridge Authority. In the release, RITBA Chair David Darlington said that the fire was quickly extinguished, and that there was no damage to the bridge [...]

Forward on Climate marchers pass the White House.

Thousands Rally For Action On Keystone, Climate Change

WASHINGTON, DC – Organizers estimated that 50,000 people took to the streets of Washington DC today as a broad coalition of progressive groups came together to press the Obama administration to kill the KeystoneXL pipeline and make good on promises of action on climate change. By 11am, buses were pulling up to the Mall near [...]

President Clinton and Obama after the nominating speech at the DNC, Sept. 5

RI Democratic Leaders Praise Clinton Speech

CHARLOTTE, NC –¬† Rhode Island’s two Democratic Senators were effusive in their praise for the barnburner of a speech that former President Bill Clinton delivered last night nominating Barack Obama. At the delegation’s breakfast meeting this morning, there were a lot of smiles (and more than a few extra cups of coffee, given that Speaker [...]

SEIU NW President David Rolf and RI Delegate Onna Moniz-John

RI Delegation Meets National Advocates for Breakfast

CHARLOTTE, NC — Each morning at the Democratic National Convention, delegations gather for breakfast to plan the day and hear from a couple of speakers. On Tuesday, the Rhode Island delegation was visited by the VP of the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) David Rolf and former Assistant Secretary of Defense for Public Affairs Douglas [...]

Bill Would Give Locals Veto on Landfill Capping

Bill Would Give Locals Veto on Landfill Capping

Today’s GoLocalProv has a story about the nearly one hundred abandoned landfill sites in Rhode Island, and if Portsmouth’s Sen. Chris Ottiano (R-11) has his way, capping them could get a lot harder. On Feb 13, 2012, Sen. Ottiano appeared before the Portsmouth Town Council and promised to introduce (with Sen. DaPonte of East Providence) [...]