Rhode Island is joining nine other states and the District of Columbia in allowing gay and lesbian couples to marry after the state's General Assembly gave it a final procedural vote on Thursday. Read More
WESTERLY, R.I. — A 28-foot-long dead basking shark has washed ashore on a Rhode Island beach.
The Day of New London (Conn.) reports that a homeowner in the Misquamicut (mis-KWA'-mih-cut) beach area of Westerly reported the shark to police on Sunday morning.
Biologists with the Northeast Fisheries Science Center are expected to perform a necropsy to determine the cause of death. Read More
PROVIDENCE, R.I. — Rhode Island is on a path to becoming the 10th state to allow gay and lesbian couples to marry after a landmark vote in the state's Senate on Wednesday. Read More
Before the focus of the sailing world comes to San Francisco in August, the top teams in the world will compete in Newport, R.I., this week as part of the America’s Cup World Series.
The teams have been practicing on the East Coast since Friday, and racing will run from Thursday through Sunday. Read More
City officials are looking to poach ideas to plan for the America’s Cup with reconnaissance in cities hosting America’s Cup-related events.
Next up: Rhode Island. Read More
Medical records of some 33,000 patients of a Rhode Island dermatologist cannot be accessed because the doctor abandoned his multi-office practice and left the U.S. to run for Nigeria’s National Assembly. Dr. Nomate Kpea had practiced in Rhode Island since 1985, doing business as Skin Medicine and Surgery Centers. Read More
Illinois Democrats’ congressional redistricting map has been releas Read More
Rhode Island House Minority Leader Robert Watson was charged with possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia and driving under the influence, after being stopped at a Connecticut police checkpoint. A bag of suspected marijuana and a pipe were found in Watson’s pocket, according to the police report. Watson had made regional headlines by saying his Legislature coddled pot-smoking immigrants. Read More
Rhode Island, the smallest state, is wielding big influence against federal control of health care. Other states would do well to take notice. Read More
The main rivals of San Francisco in the race to host the America’s Cup say they will not have a bid to hand over to race organizers by the Friday deadline, but city leaders are not declaring victory. Billionaire Larry Ellison’s yacht racing team, BMW Oracle Racing, has a self-imposed Dec. 31 deadline to choose the next location of the America’s Cup, which it has power to do because the team won the last regatta in February. Read More