The Providence School District and the teachers union are taking their contract dispute to a mediator. The 1,900-member Providence Teachers Union voted 611 to 182 Monday to reject the proposal. Maribeth … …read more
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Not all politicians convicted of crimes leave politics for good. This week, ex-Providence Mayor Buddy Cianci decided to run for mayor again, despite a corruption conviction and 4 1/2 years spent in prison. A look at high-profile politicians who wouldn’t let a conviction stand in the way of a bid for public office:
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The U.S. military is looking into allowing all of the nation’s veterans who served honorably to shop online at exchanges that sell discounted, name-brand goods — a perk that is currently available only to a small minority. …read more
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Seven of the eight hair-hanging circus acrobats who fell to the floor during a “human chandelier” stunt in Providence last month have hired a Chicago-based law firm to represent them, the firm announced Monday.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Buddy Cianci has served two stints as mayor of Rhode Island’s capital city, and both ended in felony convictions. Now he may try for a third.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A Brown University spokesman says he is unable to answer questions about why Emma Watson had an undercover armed guard with her during graduation ceremonies.