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Firestorm of controversy; police union fires back at local newspaper

Firestorm of controversy; police union fires back at local newspaper

Stonington, CT – The Westerly Sun editorial staff took some heat on Monday after posting a controversial cartoon to its editorial page. The Tribune Content Agency (TCA) clearinghouse editorial cartoon shown above as posted by the local newspaper The Westerly Sun set off a firestorm of controversy in the close-knit, New England communities the local publication […]

Deepwater Wind turbine components arrive in RI

Deepwater Wind turbine components arrive in RI

PROVIDENCE – The first components of Deepwater Wind’s offshore wind turbines arrived at the Port of Providence on Wednesday. Deepwater Wind (DWW) CEO Jeff Grybowski tweeted the arrival of the firsts -first wind turbine components to arrive- for the first offshore wind farm in the country. Arrived! #providence welcomes 1st components for @DeepwaterWind turbine from […]

FFAA and Collective Bargaining under attack

FFAA and Collective Bargaining under attack

Municipalities jump through the newly created hoop of managerial rights “We are on the right side of the issue morally and ethically, and although the Town reversed its commitment to waive the timelines that led to today’s decision in their favor, we remain undeterred in our commitment to ensuring our safety, and in turn, the […]

Rhode Island Fast Ferry, Deepwater Wind sign accord

Rhode Island Fast Ferry, Deepwater Wind sign accord

NORTH KINGSTOWN – Deepwater Wind, the Rhode Island- based offshore wind developer signed an agreement on Monday that will create more than 70 local jobs at two local marine companies. Rhode Island Fast Ferry, the high-speed catamaran company located at Quonset Point entered into an agreement with Deepwater Wind (DWW) to contract, commission and manage services […]

Breaking: Senate Agrees Climate Change Not a Hoax

Breaking: Senate Agrees Climate Change Not a Hoax

Washington, D.C. – Today marked a historic turning point for U.S. Congressional climate change debate as Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse succeeded with passage of an amendment to the Keystone XL Act (S.1.) acknowledging that climate change is real. In a 98-1 vote, the U.S. Senate in floor debate moved the conversation on climate change forward passing […]

Breaking: North Kingstown Fire Fighters Union Addresses Supreme Court Platoon Structure Ruling

Breaking: North Kingstown Fire Fighters Union Addresses Supreme Court Platoon Structure Ruling

“We are on the right side of the issue morally and ethically, and although the Town reversed its commitment to waive the timelines that led to today’s decision in their favor, we remain undeterred in our commitment to ensuring our safety, and in turn, the safety of our residents. This dangerous experiment needs to end […]

Supreme Court Rules Against North Kingstown Firefighters

Supreme Court Rules Against North Kingstown Firefighters

Breaking – The Rhode Island Supreme Court in a 25-page decision today ruled in favor of the Town of North Kingstown in its years-long battle with its firefighters, IAFF NKFFA Local 1651. The heated discord between town and union began over the town’s unilateral implementation of changes to the department’s wage, shift and platoon schedules. […]