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The Supreme Court has upheld a judgment that said the state of Rhode Island is not liable for injuries a New York man received when visiting Newport’s Cliff Walk, a decision Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin applauded. more
The number of vacant, foreclosed buildings in tiny Central Falls has declined significantly, from over 300 at the height of the Great Recession to 20 or so today. more
NORTH DARTMOUTH – Valquiria Ribeiro, a graduate of the University of Massachusetts School of Law, has received the 2014 Adams Pro Bono Publico Award by the Supreme Judicial Court’s Standing Committee on Pro Bono Legal Services. more
To the Editor, The legalization of the sale of marijuana in Colorado is producing more than $2 million dollars of new tax revenue each month. Rhode Island and other states may soon follow suit and legalize marijuana (“Marijuana legalization would be very bad news for his dealer,” March 3, 2014). However, marijuana, like tobacco, can be very harmful to children. The sale of these products should be regulated to keep them out of the hands of children. more
To The Editor: I could not agree more with Sen. Jack Reed’s statement: “E-cigarette manufacturers should have to play by the same rules as others in the cigarette industry” (“Reed co-authored report calls for regulation of e-cigarette marketing,” April 21, 2014). more
It’s February, the month for love. Your Statehouse bulges with people who profess to love you. Now make them give you a Valentine’s bouquet of healthy legislation. State laws and regulations … more
(Updated 3:54 p.m.) State Rep. Joseph S. Almeida, 57, of Providence was arrested by State Police Tuesday on a felony charge relating to unlawful appropriation of campaign contributions, the state agency announced. more
PROVIDENCE – Legislation introduced in the General Assembly would allow college graduates to claim a tax credit for payments on their student loans – a move aimed at keeping “talented, educated people in Rhode Island and encouraging innovators to make the state their home,” according to a statement. more
BOSTON – Four national banks agreed to pay a total of $2.7 million and undertake measures to facilitate the repair of defective property titles, resolving claims that they unlawfully foreclosed on properties in the state when they did not hold the mortgages. more
PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island has defeated a legal challenge from OppenheimerFunds Inc. to its plan to sell $594 million of debt backed by tobacco-company payments. more
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