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Committee votes nullified due to 'Zoom access issue' Just weeks after a Zoom access issue delayed the proceedings of the city's Planning Commission, another technical issue has forced the City Council to invalidate votes taken during recent committee more
By DANIEL KITTREDGE While some members expressed concern over the length of the proposed freeze, the City Council on Monday unanimously backed a resolution calling on the General Assembly to approve a three-year moratorium on charter school expansion in more
By DANIEL KITTREDGE The calendar has turned to 2021, but the echoes of 2020 will not easily fade. The frequently contentious tone of last year's Republican mayoral primary reemerged in recent days, with Michael Farina, the former president of the City more
By DANIEL KITTREDGE Now in office at City Hall, Mayor Ken Hopkins has initiated the process of having picks for several key leadership posts confirmed by the City Council. The council on Monday forwarded a list of nine names submitted by the mayor to its more
By DANIEL KITTREDGE Chris Paplauskas, a Republican entering his fourth term representing Ward 5, is poised to serve as the next president of the City Council. Paplauskas on Monday confirmed that the council's Republican caucus has unanimously backed him more
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic impacting a number of traditional programs this holiday season, Rhode Island students were unable to hold their annual live holiday concerts in the State House. Each year in December, Rhode Island students perform at the more
By DANIEL KITTREDGE Aside from the contests for mayor and three open citywide seats on the City Council, voters in two wards will soon decide contested races to represent their neighborhoods on the nine-member council in the coming term. In Ward 2, more
By DANIEL KITTREDGE The composition of the Cranston City Council will change significantly in January - and whether Republicans can maintain their majority remains very much in question. All three of the council's citywide seats are open their year, and more
By DANIEL KITTREDGE A zoning ordinance amendment that sought to allow special permit applicants to simultaneously seek dimensional variances through the city's Zoning Board of Review failed on an unusual split vote of the City Council on Monday. The more
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