PROVIDENCE â The pomp and circumstance of the opening of the General Assembly has faded away and now lawmakers are settling into the routine of legislating.
Two of the hot-button social issues expected to be near the top of the legislative agenda this session â gay marriage and illegal immigration â are already percolating in the Assemblyâs first week. Woonsocket Rep. Jon Brien is playing a lead role in both.
PAWTUCKET â A concept that began back in 2001 when two prominent professionals approached the mayor about finding ways to encourage business development has grown into a force that has changed and shaped the city. Now in its 10th year, The Pawtucket Foundation gave itself a well-deserved âpat on the backâ Thursday night with a spirited anniversary celebration at The Met.