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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

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

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

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

Ex-town official pleads guilty to Capitol riot charge

Ex-town official pleads guilty to Capitol riot charge

A former Massachusetts town official has pleaded guilty to storming the U.S. Capitol after she organized a bus trip to Washington, D.C., for fellow members of a right-wing group called “Super Happy Fun America.” MORE

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