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INNOVATOR Q&A

Shore access is also a food access issue, URI researcher says

Rhode Island’s narrative around coastal access needs to expand, says Professor Melva Treviño, who aims to reframe it.

The Tooth Fairy is paying kids less for teeth nationwide, but kids in the Northeast get more 🧚

According to an annual poll from Delta Dental, the average price paid by the Tooth Fairy for a baby tooth has dropped for the first time in five years, to $5.84.

RI NEWS

Over town’s objections, R.I. approves new lease for Lighthouse Inn parking in Galilee

“We do oppose the blanket approval of giving a lease to a tenant who didn’t uphold the terms of their existing lease,” Narragansett Town Manager James Tierney said Friday. “I wouldn’t do it if I had a rental property and had a bad tenant.”

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HEALTH CARE

CVS executive criticizes ‘egregious’ pricing of obesity drugs

CVS Health Corp.’s chief medical officer said the cost of buzzy new medicines for weight loss and diabetes has gotten out of control.

RI CRIME

Two charged with killing Providence woman, dumping body in river

Detectives are questioning a person of interest who is currently detained at the station, according to police.

FOOD & DINING

For Carla Hall, it’s been a bumpy climb to a ‘Top Chef’ life

The bubbly host of a new TV food-and-travel series plays up the comedy, but her ascent has required navigating setbacks like the demise of “The Chew.”

RHODE MAP

The Rhode Island documentary we’ve been waiting for

Remember the time a group of artists built a secret apartment inside the Providence Place Mall and lived there (rent-free) for parts of four years?

THE RI FOOD CLUB NEWSLETTER

A century-old company just bought Bayberry Beer Hall, a popular hang out in Providence

Morin’s Hospitality Group, a longtime family business founded in 1911 in Attleboro, Mass., has purchased the beer hall in Providence and has plans to transform the space.

RI INFRASTRUCTURE

Can R.I.’s Washington Bridge westbound be repaired? A draft report raises doubts.

A draft report from an engineering firm working for the state of Rhode Island says repairing the bridge would have limited viability and carry risks. It includes new details about the deficiencies found.

TRANSPORTATION

RIPTA increases pay for drivers in effort to deal with shortage

The Rhode Island Public Transit Authority has reached an agreement with its drivers’ union that officials hope will offer relief from looming service cuts.

THINGS TO DO

Best things to do in Rhode Island: Feb. 23-March 1

This week, a mac & cheese smackdown, the Rhody craft beer fest, horseback rides, a film festival, ice sculpting, and more.