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Unjust detention? Student Paula Cavanagh sent the Beacon this photo of students serving a three-hour detention as punishment for walking out of their classes for a protest of a School Committee decision to not follow the City Council's resolution to get more
By TESSA ROY Governor Gina Raimondo continued her promotion of her manufacturing and free tuition initiatives Tuesday night at the Make it in Rhode Island Summit, which was attended by Warwick Mayor Scott Avedisian and North Providence Mayor Charles more
When it comes to cutting the car tax and sending students to college with two years of free tuition, Governor Gina Raimondo’s Deputy Chief of Staff Kevin Gallagher thinks Rhode Island can walk and … more
By TESSA ROY The Rhode Island chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) has stepped into the debate over the fairness of a three-hour detention received by students who participated in a walkout protest two weeks, raising First Amendment more
David LaPlante, the former director of school building and grounds who was charged with misappropriating more than $70,000 in school materials and equipment, pleaded nolo to charges on April 4 and sentenced to five years suspended with five years of more
While a recent poll continues to show the majority of Rhode Islanders support legalizing and taxing marijuana, local, state and law enforcement officials are taking a not so fast" approach towards decriminalizing and regulating the plant" more
By TESSA ROY The Warwick Teachers Union (WTU) announced yesterday it plans to hold another informational picketing today at City Hall to alert the public to the Warwick School Committee's continued negligence in reaching a successor collective" more
Three days – 72 hours – since the last snowstorm is the grace period before residents and businesses are to shovel sidewalks on their properties. The city law applies to “priority sidewalks” … more
By JOHN HOWELL City Hall was prepared to handle an onslaught of calls Tuesday as Water Division crews shut off service to customers for the non-payment of water and sewer bills. But, said administrative assistant Bruce Keiser, as of 3:30 p.m. the mayor's more
The ACLU of Rhode Island is urging officials in all 39 of the state's municipalities to adopt a comprehensive ordinance to protect their immigrant communities from constitutionally dubious federal immigration requests." Mayor Scott Avedisian said Monday" more
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