Woonsocket is canceling a controversial $1.1 million land deal after the mayor’s unilateral decision to buy the property from a former business associate drew the ire of local officials who argued she had violated city law.
It will be a fan fest at Gillette Stadium on Saturday for the Army-Navy game, bringing thousands of people to Rhode Island and Massachusetts. Providence officials said the city will host roughly 3,000 Navy midshipmen, along with alumni, family and fans leading up to "America's Game."
On Friday, hundreds of Navy midshipmen will be arriving in Rhode Island ahead of the historic Army-Navy game at Gillette Stadium. For the first time in the series' 124-year history, America's game will be played in New England for the first time on Saturday.
For the first time in the series’ 124-year history, America’s game will be played in New England for the first time on Saturday.
Providence Mayor Brett Smiley joined Kim for Wednesday's Community Focus.
It appears that McCoy Stadium's fate is sealed. In a letter addressed to Soloviev Group CEO Michael Hershman, Pawtucket Mayor Donald Grebien explained that the city is moving forward with demolishing the beloved ballpark in favor of building a new high school. https://www.wpri.com/news/local-news/blackstone-valley/pawtucket-rejects-billionaires-bid-to-save-mccoy-stadium/
A Breeze Airways flight on its way to Rhode Island T.F. Green International Airport on Tuesday was diverted because of a fight between two passengers. The flight, which took off from Orlando, diverted to Jacksonville around 6 p.m. when the fight resulted in "a perceived security threat." https://www.wpri.com/news/local-news/west-bay/breeze-flight-to-providence-diverted-due-to-incident-onboard/
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Rhode Islanders can now see the Independent Man up close. Gov. Dan McKee unveiled the 11-foot statue Wednesday morning on the R.I. State House floor. He said it will be on display until Jan. 8 before it’s transported for repair and restoration. https://www.wpri.com/news/local-news/providence/independent-man-to-be-displayed-in-the-state-house/
Governor McKee and others held an event Wednesday morning to showcase the display.
He just celebrated his 87th birthday and said he received many messages from people from all over the world. He noted it’s usually one of the happiest days of the year, but this year it was different.
Two cars collided at the corner of Olney and Prospect streets just after 6 a.m. causing one to flip and land on its roof.