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Utility rate hike draws fire from consumers, activists

Utility rate hike draws fire from consumers, activists

A long list of people lined up Friday at a hearing by a state regulatory panel to denounce a rate increase requested by Rhode Island Energy to offset rising energy costs for both electric and gas ratepayers.MORE

Tina Turner Musical Rocks at PPAC

Tina Turner Musical Rocks at PPAC

“Tina: The Tina Turner Musical” runs through Sept. 18 at the Providence Performing Arts Center, 220 Weybosset St., Providence. Tickets may be purchased at the box office, online at ppacri.org or by calling 401.421.2787MORE

Florida flies “illegal immigrants” to Martha’s Vineyard

Florida flies “illegal immigrants” to Martha’s Vineyard

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis on Wednesday flew two planes of immigrants to Martha’s Vineyard, escalating a tactic by Republican governors to draw attention to what they consider to be the Biden administration’s failed border policies.MORE

Rhythm & Roots Festival returns to Charlestown

Rhythm & Roots Festival returns to Charlestown

The long-running Rhythm and Roots Festival, near extinction earlier this year when it’s cancellation was announced, is on for this Labor Day weekend at Charlestown’s Ninigret Park, with a strong lineup of musical artists, food and craft vendors and the traditional dancing and camping that’s made it an end-of-summer staple for nearly four decades.MORE

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