Antonia Noori Farzan, Providence Journal

Antonia Noori Farzan

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Phoenix, AZ, United States

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Past articles by Antonia:

Rhode Island could ban gas-powered lawn equipment by 2028. Landscapers aren't happy.

Supporters say that gas-powered lawn care devices are harming workers and the environment and causing noise. But the industry say it's too soon. → Read More

What to do if you can't find Adderall in Rhode Island

What should ADHD patients do if they can't get Adderall? Here's what local experts recommend. → Read More

A new bill would expand RI's APRA law. Here's what could become public record.

RI lawmakers seek to increase transparency by toughening up the Access to Public Records Act as it pertains to body camera footage, emails and more. → Read More

What happens now that Cicilline has announced his retirement from the U.S. House?

The congressman has given his date of resignation as June 1. Rhode Island law grants Gov. Dan McKee the power to set the date of a special election at that point. → Read More

Where can oyster farms be located in RI? Proposed restrictions reopen debate in Tiverton

The bill introduced by Rep. John Edwards would only affect one oyster farm proposed for Tiverton. But some lawmakers fear a slippery slope. → Read More

Cicilline resigning from Congress, will lead Rhode Island Foundation

U.S. Rep David Cicilline will be leaving Congress effective June 1, 2023. → Read More

After approval, here's what's next for controversial Pawtuxet River development

The Warwick Planning Board adopted a compromise that both sides dislike, leaving the future of 175 Post Rd and the Pawtuxet River Trail in question. → Read More

Should non-citizens be allowed to vote in RI municipal elections? New bill would give cities, towns say.

Rep. Enrique Sanchez, D-Providence, said that his proposal to allow immigrants to vote would not require amending Rhode Island's constitution. → Read More

Woman's body found at Burrillville fishing area

A woman's body was found partially submerged at the Little Round Top Fishing Area in Burrillville on Sunday morning. → Read More

Rhode Island lawmaker says he knocked out intruder in his home

Sen. Gordon Rogers says that he acted in self-defense after finding an uninvited visitor on the second floor of his home. → Read More

How can RI reduce the number of women in prison? Panel says transitional housing is a start.

The Gloria McDonald women's prison may close due to cost-cutting measures. A special legislative commission is looking at how to reduce incarceration. → Read More

In unusual vote, CRMC defers to experts in Matunuck Oyster Bar farm expansion

The CRMC indicated that it was open to a possible compromise with Perry Raso's application to expand his shellfish farm for Matunuck Oyster bar. → Read More

State police investigating fatal Route 95 crash

The driver was identified as Eric Qualey, 43, of Cambridge. → Read More

New 'Ocean' license plates are about to hit the road. Here's what to know

Starting Jan. 1, drivers will automatically be mailed one of the new plates when they renew their vehicle registration. → Read More

Here's how a new law permanently conserved 63 acres of Warwick forest behind Lowe's

Thanks to a relatively new law, Warwick was able to guarantee that land purchased in 1999 for open space will remain that way. → Read More

Coventry firefighter can serve on council because he works for fire district, not town

Jonathan Pascua can serve on the Coventry Town Council while working for the Coventry Fire District because the fire district is independent of town government. → Read More

What's next for Valley Falls and Lonsdale in Cumberland? Revitalization plan in the works

Officials acknowledge that Valley Falls and Lonsdale have historically been neglected, and say they want to retain their blue-collar character. → Read More

Changes coming to Channel 12's morning lineup as Danielle North steps down

Kait Walsh, currently the weekend morning anchor/reporter, will replace North on the weekday morning news. → Read More

Complaints against several Exeter officials prompt Ethics Commission scrutiny

Investigations into ethics complaints revealed that several public officials in Exeter failed to reveal required financial information. → Read More

Overnight parking is illegal in Cranston. There's now a push to change that

Instituting a permit system won't be a quick or easy process, Mayor Ken Hopkins' administration indicated at a special City Council workshop. → Read More