15 delegates, elected during last week's Presidential nominating primary, will head to the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia this summer to represent Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. The names were announced Tuesday by state Democratic Party chair Joseph McNamara.
Despite Sanders' victory over Clinton by more than 10 percentage points, the just eight delegates will represent the Vermont Senator. Delegates are split proportionally in Rhode Island. Seven delegates will represent former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.
A nonprofit that makes nutritional supplements for malnourished children is expanding operations in Rhode Island. Edesia has cut the ribbon on a new 83,000 square-foot manufacturing facility in Quonset Business Park.
Edesia makes packets of what’s called ready-to-use food - essentially a heavily fortified peanut butter meant to treat severe malnutrition in children.
The company says packets were distributed to nearly a million children in 2015, most recently to Syrian refugees and victims of the Ethiopian drought.
Performing elephants, a staple of the circus for decades, will no longer be part of the big-top event. The elephants' final performances were Sunday in Providence. The circus announced it would phase out elephant performances as the public voiced more and more opposition to the practice.
The political season keeps zipping along, with the calendar turning toward May. So thanks for stopping by for my weekly column. As usual, you can share your tips and comments, and follow me through the week on the twitters. Here we go.
Street closures are planned in Providence Sunday to make way for the 9th annual Providence marathon. The race starts at 7 a.m. and lasts until roughly 2 p.m.
Despite an early mix-up over race registration, some 3,000 runners are signed up to take part, several hundred more than organizers were expecting.
Earlier this year, hundreds of runners signed up for the Providence marathon under a company that no longer organizes the race. After legal action, the current organizer was able to honor all registrations.
Time is almost up to see William Shakespeare’s First Folio on display at Brown University this month. As Rhode Island Public Radio’s John Bender reports, the 17th Century book thought to have save some of Shakespeare’s most beloved plays leaves Providence after the weekend.