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Rhode Island voters to weigh in on state bond questions

Rhode Island voters to weigh in on state bond questions

Rhode Island voters are heading to the polls on Tuesday, but instead of voting for candidates for state office, citizens are being asked to weigh in on seven bond measures for about $400 million in proposed state spending. MORE

A mister no more: Mr. Potato Head goes gender neutral

A mister no more: Mr. Potato Head goes gender neutral

Mr. Potato Head is no longer a mister. Hasbro, the Pawtucket-based company that’s made the potato-shaped plastic toy for nearly 70 years, is giving the spud a gender neutral new name: Potato Head. The change will appear on boxes this year. MORE

7 nonprofits in Rhode Island share $500,000 in grants

7 nonprofits in Rhode Island share $500,000 in grants

Seven nonprofit organizations are sharing more than $500,000 in grants from the Rhode Island Health and Educational Building Corp. to help them complete major projects so they can offer better and expanded services during COVID-19 pandemic and beyond, officials said Wednesday.MORE

2 hard-hit cities, 2 diverging fates in vaccine rollout

2 hard-hit cities, 2 diverging fates in vaccine rollout

There are similarities between Central Falls, R.I. and Chelsea, Mass. Residents of both cities live in dense rows of triple-decker homes and apartment complexes, providing the workforce for their respective state capitals of Providence and Boston. But the two cities’ fortunes could not be more different during the COVID-19 vaccine rollout.
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