Latest Gina Raimondo News

Welcome center to open at mansion after long-running battle

Jun. 13, 2018 2:09 PM EDT

NEWPORT, R.I. (AP) — The group that owns The Breakers mansion in Rhode Island is opening a welcome center that has drawn strenuous opposition from neighbors, preservationists and many descendants of the Vanderbilt family. The Preservation Society of Newport County is cutting the ribbon Thursday on the...

New offshore wind farm project will dwarf nation's 1st one

May. 30, 2018 4:43 PM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A Rhode Island company is going to build a wind farm that will be 10 times the size of the nation's first offshore wind farm. Deepwater Wind says the new 400-megawatt wind farm will also create more than 800 jobs and result in $250 million in investments in Rhode Island. Democratic...

New offshore wind farm project will dwarf nation's 1st one

May. 30, 2018 4:38 PM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A Rhode Island company is going to build a wind farm that will be 10 times the size of the nation's first offshore wind farm. Deepwater Wind says the new 400-megawatt wind farm will also create more than 800 jobs in Rhode Island. Democratic Gov. Gina Raimondo and other officials...

New wind projects would deliver enough power for 600K homes

May. 23, 2018 6:59 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts and Rhode Island have announced offshore wind projects aimed at delivering a combined 1,200 megawatts of energy — or enough to power 600,000 homes. The Vineyard Wind project will be Massachusetts' first offshore wind farm and is expected to generate 800 megawatts of...

Governors form group to study gun violence, offer solutions

Apr. 25, 2018 7:38 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The governors of six northeastern states and Puerto Rico have formed the nation's first consortium to conduct gun violence research and recommend policy changes. Scholars and law enforcement officials will collect data and analyze gun violence information to pass on to policymakers....