A Rhode Island philanthropist is under investigation by the Securities and Exchange Commission. A federal grand jury and some insurance companies are also getting involved with the man, who the fear is “preying upon the terminally ill.”
A wind farm has been proposed to be built off the coast of Block Island, but some residents there aren’t so sure they want it—they’re afraid the wind turbines will obstruct the view for island dwellers and tourists. The project is intended to give islanders cheaper electricity.
Rhode Island’s history with the slave trade got you down? Head on over to One Depot Square, where the Providence & Worcester station used to be, and cleanse the palate with an exhibit of the state’s abolitionist history!