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Rhode Island Gov: Schilling Game ‘Junk’

The flagship video game that had been under development by Curt Schilling’s company when it went under is now just “a lot of junk,” Rhode Island Gov. Lincoln Chafee said Thursday, and he wasn’t surprised that it failed to sell at auction.

12/19/2013

A snow owl perched on a metal post taken in Stratford in 2013. (Photo Courtesy Paul Fusco/DEEP)

Snowy Owls Making Connecticut Their Home

Officials at the State Department of Energy and Environmental Protection say Connecticut is being frequented early and often this year by a majestic winged arctic visitor. DEEP Wildlife Biologist Jennie Dixon says, “It’s called the […]

12/14/2013

Jack Russell, lead singer of the band Great White, speaks to reporters after a deadly fire at The Station nightclub February 21, 2003 in West Warwick, Rhode Island. (credit:  Douglas McFadd/Getty Images)

No Formal Memorial For RI Nightclub Fire Next Year

The group working to build a memorial at the site of a Rhode Island nightclub fire that killed 100 people said on Thursday there will be no formal memorial service at the site to mark the 11th anniversary of the fire, a departure from past practice.

12/12/2013

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Gun Policy Triggers Town Recall Vote

Four of the five council members in Exeter,
Rhode Island, are the subject of a recall election to be held Dec. 14 after they angered local gun owners with an idea to tweak the way the town issues concealed weapon permits.

12/08/2013

Rhode Island Gov. Lincoln Chafee speaks during day one of the Democratic National Convention at Time Warner Cable Arena on Sept. 4, 2012 in Charlotte, N.C. (credit: Alex Wong/Getty Images)

RI Gov Brings ‘Christmas Tree’ Back To Statehouse After Previously Calling It ‘Holiday Tree’

In a Yuletide turnaround, Gov. Lincoln Chafee is now calling this year’s Statehouse spruce a Christmas tree, saying his past practice of calling it a holiday tree generated too much anger.

12/02/2013

People wait in lines outside the Best Buy store in Burbank, Calif. for the store to open on Thanksgiving Day, on Nov. 28, 2013. (credit: ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)

RI, Maine And Mass. Prohibit Stores From Opening On Thanksgiving

Shoppers won’t be lining up for Thanksgiving Day deals at stores in Rhode Island, Maine and Massachusetts. They can’t.

11/28/2013

This Oct. 21, 2013 photo shows the government Internet health insurance exchange Healthcare.gov. (credit: KAREN BLEIER/AFP/Getty Images)

Pro-Life Group Wants Health Plans Without Abortion Coverage

A national anti-abortion group is pressing Rhode Island’s health insurance marketplace to offer plans that don’t cover abortion services, and says failing to do so violates the rights of those who object to the procedure.

11/22/2013

Curt Schilling (credit: Taylor Hill/Getty Images)

Schilling’s 38 Studios Assets to be Sold

By ERIKA NIEDOWSKI Associated Press PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) _ About two dozen parties, including some overseas, have expressed interest in bidding on the intellectual property of former Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling’s bankrupt video game […]

11/19/2013

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Parrot Rescue Operation Faces Shutdown

A Rhode Island commercial building where a shelter for parrots called Birdhouse and Rescue is slated for demolition and the shelter operator and 80 birds in his care must be out by Dec. 30.

11/11/2013

File photo of seals. (credit: David McNew/Getty Images)

Abandoned Seal Pup Being Returned To Wild

A harbor seal pup found abandoned in Maine will be released back into the wild in Rhode Island after spending several months in rehabilitation at the Mystic Aquarium.

10/25/2013

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