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Retired Roman Catholic Bishop Robert Mulvee dies at 88

Dec. 29, 2018 2:40 PM EST

A retired bishop who led Roman Catholic dioceses in Delaware and Rhode Island has died. He was 88. A statement posted on the Diocese of Providence's website says former Bishop Robert E. Mulvee died on Friday at St. Antoine Residence in North Smithfield, Rhode Island, after a brief illness. In 1985, Pope John Paul...

Faculty at CCRI college vote no confidence in leadership

Dec. 4, 2018 11:57 AM EST

WARWICK, R.I. (AP) — The faculty union at the Community College of Rhode Island cast a no confidence vote Monday in school President Meghan Hughes. Associate professor Barbara Leasher tells The Providence Journal via email that 219 of 271 eligible voters submitted ballots in the vote. The motion passed...

Rhode Island governor becomes chair of Democratic group

Dec. 1, 2018 10:43 AM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Weeks after an election that boosted its membership, the Democratic Governors Association selected Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo as its new chairwoman on Saturday. She was elected by her peers during the group's annual meeting in New Orleans, taking over for Washington Gov. Jay Inslee....

Green Tuesday: Crowds line up at 1st East Coast pot shops

Nov. 20, 2018 5:57 PM EST

LEICESTER, Mass. (AP) — Customers waited in long lines, sometimes for hours, on a cold and rainy New England day to be among the first people to legally buy recreational marijuana on the U.S. East Coast. More than two years after Massachusetts voters approved of legalizing marijuana for adults, the state's...