PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) - The future of Providence's community library branches is safe ... for at least six more months.
On Thursday, Mayor Angel Taveras announced that the Providence Public Library has extended its lease agreements for the city's seven branch buildings by six months.
The library leases each of the buildings to the city for $1 a year. The libraries are then run by the non-profit Providence Community Library.
The Providence Community Library recently issued layoff notices to all its employees because of uncertainty over the lease agreements, which were set to expire on June 30.
Thursday's deal extends the lease deals until October 1. Both sides hope to reach a deal before the October 1 deadline.
East Bay residents met in Portsmouth Wednesday evening to meet with local legislators to discuss the tolls on the Sakonnet River bridge.
Patrick Ladapo was arrested in August after two women claimed he sexually assaulted them at a private party at which he was working as an exotic dancer.
The Kansas City Star reports a federal grand jury has indicted 53-year-old Thomas O'Brien of Portsmouth. He and another man are accused of victimizing two young girls between 2005-2008.
A former Pawtucket police officer who is accused of raping and strangling a woman at his home on Thanksgiving is expected to face a judge Thursday.
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