PROVIDENCE — The solution to this complex societal issue doesn’t lie with increasing police presence, outlawing panhandling and keeping the less fortunate out of Kennedy Plaza. In fact, laws and policies designed to criminalize and demean poverty and homelessness only perpetuate the real problem: a growing chasm between the rich and poor that is slowly ripping society apart.
PROVIDENCE — With guidance from Dave Henault and Bonnie Combs, seven freshmen and sophomores from the city's A-Venture Academy recently created an impromptu parking-lot classroom on the rocky shores of the Gano Street boat launch.
BURRILLVILLE, R.I. — After seven months of silence and gritting their teeth, the Town Council finally said what it wanted all along: “No new power plant.” By unanimous vote, council members stated what they had been hearing from residents for more than a year: the Clear River Energy Center presents untold health and environmental harm to their community.
NARRAGANSETT, R.I. — A program to buy local farmland is drawing both fear and hope among Rhode Island’s farm community, and has grabbed the attention of conservative activists, who call it a "government land grab."
PROVIDENCE — Gov. Gina Raimondo is sticking by her support of the vetting process for the proposed Burrillville power plant and gave her take on why open space is cleared for some of the state’s biggest developments, such as the Citizens Bank office park and the natural-gas power plant.
NARRAGANSETT, R.I. — Mike Pellini doesn’t get down to the seaside home his grandfather built in 1940 as much as he would like. When he does, however, he’s increasingly spending his time removing graffiti from coastal rocks and cleaning up after others.