Providence, R.I. – Rhode Island celebrates today the 90th anniversary of the amendment giving women the right to vote. This morning, the Preservation Society of Newport collaborated with the Rhode Island Women's Fund, among others, to host an event at the Marble House. The house was once owned by famous suffragette Alva Vanderbilt Belmont. Marcia Con , executive director of the Women's Fund, says that a variety of notable women, including former state senator June Gibbs and Rhode Island poet laureate Lisa Starr, spoke at the event.
Providence, R.I. – Nearly 200 people waited in the rain Wednesday morning for the grand opening of the Department of Motor Vehicles headquarters in Cranston. DMV employees handed out numbers at the door and directed visitors through the three-story building.
DMV administrator Sally Strachen says the new location has helped better organize the DMV.
Providence, R.I. – Democratic candidates and one independent running for mayor of Providence met during a televised debate last night. Among the issues: the value of change versus experience.
State Rep. Steven Costantino touted his role as House Finance Chairman and shaping state budgets. Angel Taveras, a lawyer who grew up in South Providence and attended Harvard, positioned himself as an agent of change.
Providence, RI – All of us can identify life-altering moments in our lives, some filled with intense joy and others, perhaps, with unspeakable horror. Kenneth Chabert reflects on remarkably intense, life-changing events in his life, events that have everything in the world to do with his recent graduation from Providence College and his ambitious plans for the future.
Providence, RI – Cumberland teachers are making some major wage concessions in order to reverse proposed layoffs.
The Cumberland Teachers Association agreed to open its contract with the district and defer half of its scheduled wage increases.
it will receive the rest of that money over the next 15 years.
In response, the Cumberland School Committee voted to bring back 40 teachers and extend the current pact until 2013, giving teachers additional job stability. Fifty-three teachers had initially been laid off.