Richard Salit, Providence Journal

Richard Salit

Providence Journal

Providence, RI, United States

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Past articles by Richard:

East Providence sued by worker who alleged racial bias in hiring

EAST PROVIDENCE — A black City Hall employee is suing the city over allegations that she was demoted for blowing the whistle on improper hiring → Read More

Ousted East Providence city manager fails to win back job

The City Council on Tuesday narrowly voted against rehiring Richard Kirby at a meeting that sparked hostilities between council members. → Read More

Barrington Middle School ends honor roll

BARRINGTON -- If any of your children go to the middle school, don’t look for their names in the local newspaper to see if they made the honor roll → Read More

Portsmouth firefighters rescue woman from second floor of burning house

PORTSMOUTH — Town fire officials described a house fire on Wednesday afternoon as a life-and-death situation in which a woman had to be rescued as → Read More

Abandoned Bristol school eyed to be a masterpiece of cultural district

Arts in Common has designs on renovating the former Walley School and creating a vibrant arts and culture district, along with two other repurposed schools, on the historic Town Common. → Read More

State names new CEO for Eleanor Slater Hospital

The state has announced the hiring of a new CEO to run the troubled Eleanor Slater Hospital.Cynthia "Cindy" Huether began her first day on the → Read More

R.I. Supreme Court denies petition from opponents of welcome center at The Breakers

The Preservation Society of Newport County is ready to move forward with its plans for a controversial welcome center at The Breakers mansion with the → Read More

Paolino to make announcement on St. Joseph Hospital building in Providence

PROVIDENCE -- Developer Joseph Paolino has his eyes set on the former St. Joseph Hospital building at the corner of Broad and Peace streets.Paolino, the → Read More

Paolino to convert former Providence hospital building into housing for homeless

PROVIDENCE -- Developer Joseph Paolino has plans to convert the former St. Joseph Hospital building in South Providence into 160 units of housing for the → Read More

Agawam Hunt country club in Rumford files for bankruptcy

EAST PROVIDENCE, R.I. — Agawam Hunt, the historic private country club in the heart of Rumford, has filed for bankruptcy in federal court in → Read More

Still suffering from recession, sailboat parts maker scales back Bristol operation

Hall Spars & Rigging had to shut down for the holiday season and is now operating with reduced staff, according to its CEO. → Read More

East Providence councilman: 'Shadowy political forces' behind legislation's disappearance

East Providence citizens went to the polls and voted to change the framework of their local government in 2012, but inexplicably a bill to ratify the change never emerged from the State House. Now City Councilman Joseph Botelho wants to make sure the same thing doesn't happen again → Read More

Responding to outcry, East Providence council OKs property-tax grace period

EAST PROVIDENCE — The new City Council acted this week to provide relief to taxpayers who were slapped at the end of last year with a newly imposed → Read More

Gaggle of birdwatchers desperately seeking greylag in R.I.

First observed in East Providence in the days leading up to Christmas, the reported sightings of the greylag — among hundreds of humdrum Canada geese — have been epic. So epic, in fact, that birding buddies and retirees Bert Filemyr, 68, and Chris Hitt, 67, dropped everything and drove hundreds of miles in hope of spotting the bird for themselves. → Read More

Free admission to Roger Williams Park Zoo attracts thousands of visitors

Containers overflow with donations of food and clothing for the needy → Read More

Providence man jumps out window to escape fire on Belmont Avenue

PROVIDENCE, R.I. — Fire forced the lone occupant of a two-family home to leap out of a window onto a small roof above the front door until → Read More

R.I. Food Bank copes with declining donations

As supermarkets refine systems to reduce surplus inventory, the Food Bank must buy more, creating a budget deficit. → Read More

Townie Pride comes through for residents of R.I. Veterans Home

BRISTOL, R.I. — When Tracey Capobianco's father told her a few weeks ago that it would be nice if she put her community-minded spirit to work to → Read More

Protesters gather outside R.I. State House ahead of Electoral College vote

Nearly 50 people gathered outside the State House on Monday morning to urge members of the Electoral College not to cast votes for President-elect Donald → Read More

East Providence begins enforcing late fee for property taxes, and some feel blindsided

EAST PROVIDENCE, R.I. — Lorraine Ramos can't ever remember paying her property taxes late. So on Friday, when her usual trip to City Hall was one → Read More