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Investigation: Governor’s chief of staff did not break law

Investigation: Governor's chief of staff did not break law

Rhode Island Gov. Dan McKee’s former chief of staff did not break the law when he personally involved himself in efforts to secure approval to develop some wetlands he had a financial interest in, but he did show “poor judgment,” state Attorney General Peter Neronha said in a report released Wednesday.MORE

Highway administrator tours Routes 6 & 10 project

Highway administrator tours Routes 6 & 10 project

The long-running, $410 million project to overhaul the highway interchange between Routes 6 and 10 through the Olneyville section of project got a visit Thursday from a top federal transportation official, as Stephanie Pollack talked up construction funded in the bipartisan infrastructure law signed by President Joe Biden.MORE

Contractor who cheated IRS to spend weekends behind bars

Contractor who cheated IRS to spend weekends behind bars

A Rhode Island drywall contractor who according to authorities played a key role in cheating the Internal Revenue Service out of more than $2.8 million by paying some workers in cash was sentenced Thursday to three years of probation, although he will serve some time behind bars, prosecutors said.MORE

RI Philharmonic’s conductor Tovey dies

RI Philharmonic's conductor Tovey dies

Conductor and composer Bramwell Tovey, the Rhode Island Philharmonic Orchestra’s principal conductor and and artistic director died at his home in Barrington on Tuesday, one day after his 69th birthday, according to the orchestra.MORE

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