Three Providence police officers have been arrested for cocaine trafficking. The investigation, conducted by the FBI and Rhode Island state police, has been going on for four months.
A Rhode Island Senate commission hasn’t been able to agree on whether or not marijuana should be decriminalized. This is despite Harvar lecturer Jeffrey Miron saying it could save the state over $11 million a year. There was also a “spirited exchange” between Brown’s alcohol and addiction studies founder David Lewis and Joseph Osediacz, former head of the state police’s narcotics unit.
Three cheers for Heather Tow-Yick, a Brown grad and Providence native who will become Rhode Island’s state executive director for Teach for America! The program is slated to begin in Rhode Island this coming fall.