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Rhode Island Opinion Spotlight

POLL: Do You Think Parking Space Usage Policies Will Change Now That Restaurants And Shops Are Conducting Business Outdoors?

Circling the block in search of a spot, it sometimes feels like parking spaces have been suddenly erased from the street. In these pandemic times, in some places they have. With indoor activity limited to prevent the spread of coronavirus, some shops and restaurants have adapted by moving out into the street and parking lots to stay in business.
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POLL: Do You Think That Closing The Roger Williams Park Zoo For Two Days A Week Will Help The Zoo'S Financial Circumstances Improve?

PROVIDENCE -- The Roger Williams Park Zoo will be closed Tuesdays and Wednesdays through the end of the year, as the zoo’s finances suffer from the coronavirus pandemic. The zoo will now be open 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday through Monday. Additionally, the Roger Williams Park Carousel Village has changed its hours, and will be open from noon to 4 p.m. Thursday through Monday.
PROVIDENCE, RI

POLL: Do You Agree With Raimondo'S Decision?

Three open-government groups are calling on legislative leaders to rein in what they say is Gov. Gina Raimondo’s attempt to extend her emergency decision-making powers “indefinitely” during the coronavirus pandemic — and beyond what state law allows. The executive directors of Common Cause Rhode Island, the American Civil Liberties of...
POLITICS

POLL: Do You Think Langevin Will Win The Primary?

PROVIDENCE, R.I. — Longtime U.S. Rep. Jim Langevin, the first quadriplegic lawmaker elected to Congress, faced Democratic challenger Dylan Conley in Tuesday's Rhode Island primary. At press time, voters were also choosing candidates for mayor in Cranston, Warwick, Pawtucket and Central Falls. The 56-year-old Langevin, who became the first quadriplegic...
PROVIDENCE, RI

POLL: Do You Agree With The Judgment Ordering The Restaurant Owner To Pay $79,000 In Back Wages And Damages?

The Parkside Rotisserie & Bar and its owner must pay more than $79,000 in back wages and damages for failing to pay its workers the federal minimum wage and overtime pay. Steven Davenport and S&D Restaurant, doing business as the Parkside on South Main Street in Providence, this week entered a consent judgment and order with the federal government to pay $79,246, including $39,623 in gross back wages and $39,623 in damages to more than 30 employees.
PROVIDENCE, RI

POLL: Do You Think The Patriots' Defensive Line Is Ready For The Season?

He started his NFL career off as just a guy, a seventh-round pick hoping to stick around. He’s still a Guy. There’s no changing that. Lawrence Guy wasn’t going to adopt another surname as he journeyed through the league, transforming into a steady backup to blossoming starter to now a star and leader on the New England Patriots defensive line. That’s a lot of paperwork.
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