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Race for RI governor plays out on two fronts

Race for RI governor plays out on two fronts

Candidates for Rhode Island governor Ashley Kalus and Dan McKee sparred on two fronts Monday, with the Republican challenger charging McKee mishandled a request to raise the pay of his department directors, while the incumbent Democrat questioned Kalus’ appearance in Rhode Island and her out-of-state residency.MORE

PHOTOS: Pink Floyd’s Nick Mason brings “A Saucerful of Secrets” to PPAC

PHOTOS: Pink Floyd’s Nick Mason brings “A Saucerful of Secrets” to PPAC

Legendary Pink Floyd drummer Nick Mason brought his “Saucerful of Secrets” show to PPAC on Sunday, September 25. The show consisted of early (pre-1974) Floyd material. His band includes Guy Pratt on bass and vocals, Gary Kemp and Lee Harris on guitars and vocals, and keyboardist Dom Beken. Photos by Doug MacGunnigle for Cumulus Media.MORE

RI regulators approve largest ever rate hike

RI regulators approve largest ever rate hike

Despite appeals from community members, activists and clergy members the Rhode Island Public Utilities Commission voted Friday to approve sharp increases in gas and electric rates, to offset rising energy costs at the wholesale level, attributed to inflation resulting from the Russian war on Ukraine. MORE

PHOTOS: Ringo Starr & His All Starr Band at PPAC

PHOTOS: Ringo Starr & His All Starr Band at PPAC

The former Beatle brought his all star lineup to Providence on Thursday, September 23, 2022. The band consisted of Steve Lukather (Toto,) Colin Hay (Men at Work,) Warren Ham (Kansas, Toto,) Gregg Bissonette (David Lee Roth, Don Henley, Ray Charles,) Hamish Stuart (Average White Band, Paul McCartney,) and Edgar Winter. Photos by Doug MacGunnigle.MORE

Describe the Night Distorts Reality at Gamm

Describe the Night Distorts Reality at Gamm

“Describe the Night” runs through Oct. 9 at The Gamm Theatre, Jefferson Blvd., Warwick. Tickets may be obtained at the box office, online at gammtheatre.org or by calling 401.723.4266. Masks are now optional unless specifically indicated for a certain performance.MORE

Trinity Captivates with “The Inheritance (Part 1)”

Trinity Captivates with “The Inheritance (Part 1)”

“The Inheritance (Part 1)” runs through Nov. 1 at Trinity Rep, 201 Washington St., Providence. Tickets may be obtained at the box office, online at trinityrep.com or by calling 401.351.4242. Masks are required at all times while inside the building.MORE

Former mayor found dead in her Woonsocket home

Former mayor found dead in her Woonsocket home

Decomposed remains found in a Woonsocket home Monday are those of former Mayor Susan Menard, the Office of the State Medical Examiners confirmed Wednesday, while the identity of remains of a second individual have not yet been finalized.MORE

Judge strikes down Rhode Island’s truck tolls

Judge strikes down Rhode Island's truck tolls

Calling Rhode Island’s scheme to charge tolls to large trucks and not any other vehicles discriminatory, a federal judge Wednesday struck down the state’s toll system as unconstitutional, setting a 48-hour deadline to discontinue charging tolls.MORE

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