Report: Providence police corrupt under Cianci

Report: Providence police corrupt under Cianci

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) – The promotions process at the city’s police department was corrupted by “cheating, collusion and political influence” when Buddy Cianci was mayor, according to a newly disclosed 2004 investigation report by police.

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District Attorney to offer free basketball clinic for Fall River youth

District Attorney to offer free basketball clinic for Fall River youth

FALL RIVER — Bristol County District Attorney Sam Sutter’s office will conduct a free basketball clinic for Fall River youth on Saturday, Oct. 18.

Jameson Guimond, Head Coach at BMC Durfee High School, will facilitate the clinic, assisted by players … Read Full Story

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Candidates for governor joust in Boston debate

Candidates for governor joust in Boston debate

BOSTON (AP) – The candidates running for Massachusetts governor toughened their rhetoric Tuesday during their first Boston televised debate with Republican Charlie Baker and Democrat Martha Coakley battling over health care issues and how best to overhaul the … Read Full Story

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State marks implementation of food waste ban

State marks implementation of food waste ban

GARDNER, Mass. (AP) – Massachusetts is officially kicking off its commercial food waste ban with a special ceremony in Gardner.

State Department of Environmental Protection Commissioner David Cash and others are scheduled to appear at the Gardner Ale House Read Full Story

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Governor seeks input on statewide economic plan

Governor seeks input on statewide economic plan

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) – The governor is asking Rhode Island residents to comment on a draft of a statewide economic plan.

The plan features goals and strategies to develop the state’s economy over the next 20 years. The Rhode Island … Read Full Story

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Thoroughbred races proposed for Brockton Fair

Thoroughbred races proposed for Brockton Fair

BOSTON (AP) – Thoroughbred horse racing may have a home in New England next year.

Raynham Park owner George Carney has submitted an application for a state license to return thoroughbred racing to the Brockton Fairgrounds as expected, according to … Read Full Story

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Coakley: Baker can’t be trusted on rail project

Coakley: Baker can’t be trusted on rail project

BOSTON (AP) – Democratic candidate for governor Martha Coakley says Republican Charlie Baker can’t be trusted to build a commuter rail along the state’s south coast.

Coakley is vowing to complete the long-awaited project that she says will jumpstart business … Read Full Story

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Voter registration deadline Oct. 5 in Rhode Island

Voter registration deadline Oct. 5 in Rhode Island

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) – People who want to vote in the Nov. 4 election only have a few more days to register, if they haven’t done so yet.

The secretary of state’s office is reminding people that Read Full Story

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Robinson Supply is celebrating their 60th year in business

Robinson Supply is celebrating their 60th year in business

FALL RIVER — Robinson Supply Co. of Fall River Massachusetts held their annual fall plumbing, heating and cooling trade show at Whites of Westport  Sept. 4 . More than  1,000 contractors visited over 100 manufacturers exposition booths featuring state-of -the-art … Read Full Story

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Chafee sees state as future leader in wind energy

Chafee sees state as future leader in wind energy

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) – Rhode Island will have a major role to play in the offshore wind industry, even though a developer chose to use a Massachusetts port to build a large wind farm, Gov. Lincoln Chafee said Monday.

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Wynn’s $1.6B resort wins Boston casino license

Wynn’s $1.6B resort wins Boston casino license

BOSTON (AP) – Wynn Resorts has won the competition for the lucrative Boston-area casino license, besting rival Mohegan Sun largely on the strength of its $1.6 billion project’s economic development potential.

The Massachusetts Gaming Commission voted 3-to-1 Tuesday to award … Read Full Story

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Marine, Iraq vet aims to oust House Democrat

Marine, Iraq vet aims to oust House Democrat

WASHINGTON (AP) – Seth Moulton’s opposition to another ground war in Iraq is rooted in firsthand experience acquired from four tours. As a young Marine, he saw how quickly a militant threat could transform U.S. military advisers into a force … Read Full Story

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Mass. Democratic Attorney General Candidates Healey Tolman tangle at debate

Mass. Democratic Attorney General Candidates Healey Tolman tangle at debate

BOSTON — Democrats Warren Tolman and Maura Healey, locked in one of the fiercest primary struggles of this year’s election cycle, clashed Tuesday in a feisty debate in which Healey accused Tolman of trying to gloss over his record as … Read Full Story

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RI unveils new voter app for mobile devices

RI unveils new voter app for mobile devices

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) – The Rhode Island secretary of state’s office has unveiled a new application, designed to assist voters from mobile devices such as cellphones and tablets.

Secretary of State A. Ralph Mollis says the app known as RI … Read Full Story

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Massachusetts licenses spurned by feds

Massachusetts licenses spurned by feds

BOSTON (AP) – Massachusetts residents are finding that their state driver’s license is no longer good enough an ID to gain access to some federal facilities.

Authorities say that’s because Massachusetts is one of nine states that have not fully … Read Full Story

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Rhode Island benefits from improving US economy

Rhode Island benefits from improving US economy

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) – The improving national economy is finally spurring job growth and pushing the unemployment rate down in Rhode Island, according to the state’s top labor official.

Rhode Island is nearing pre-recession employment levels. The state has added … Read Full Story

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Candidates for governor joust with primary looming

Candidates for governor joust with primary looming

BOSTON (AP) – Steve Grossman sharpened his attack Monday against fellow Democratic gubernatorial hopeful Martha Coakley over her settlement of a case involving a prominent lobbyist.

Grossman said Coakley has shown “a pattern of bad judgment” as attorney general, including … Read Full Story

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Three Democratic gubernatorial candidates tackle gambling, medical marijuana, host of other issues in forum

Three Democratic gubernatorial candidates tackle gambling, medical marijuana, host of other issues in forum

EASTON — Treasurer Steve Grossman clashed with Attorney General Martha Coakley on a few occasions Tuesday night, while Don Berwick painted himself as the outsider.
The trio of Democratic candidates for governor discussed a wide array of issues at a … Read Full Story

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