Rhode Island News

Hurricane Deductibles Won’t Apply for Sandy in Del. Penn., R.I., D.C.

[Update: Maine also announced this week that hurricane deductibles would not apply for Sandy-related claims in the state. The Maine Bureau of Insurance told Insurance Journal Monday, Nov. 5, that hurricane deductibles will not apply since no hurricane warnings were …

Memorial for ’03 Rhode Island Nightclub Fire Unveiled

Relatives of the 100 people who died in a 2003 Rhode Island nightclub fire cried and held each other last Saturday during the unveiling of a so-called satellite memorial to their loved ones, capping a month in which a yearslong …

Rhode Island Aims to Improve Highway Safety, Reduce Deaths

Rhode Island’s governor has signed a plan designed to reduce fatalities and serious injuries on the state’s roadways. Gov. Lincoln Chafee on Monday signed the Strategic Highway Safety Plan, which focuses on driver behaviors like speeding and impaired driving as …

Owner of Burned Rhode Island Club Donates Land for Memorial

The owner of the site of a 2003 nightclub fire that killed 100 people is donating the land for a permanent memorial, bringing an end to a yearslong effort to secure the site of The Station fire by families of …

Dad of Rhode Island Club Fire Victim Wants Memorial at Site

The father of one of the 100 people who died in a 2003 Rhode Island nightclub fire is asking the state to take by eminent domain the land where the nightclub once sat so a memorial can be built. Dave …

Rhode Island Sees Rash of Scrap Metal Thefts

First thieves swiped manhole covers from a new subdivision. Then officials discovered that bronze plaques honoring work done during the Great Depression had been pried from sidewalks at Providence’s largest park. Then a historical marker vanished in Pawtucket. Rhode Island …

R.I. Woman Gets 10-Year Prison Sentence for Insurance Fraud

Prosecutors say a Warwick, R.I., woman has been sentenced to 10 years and a day in federal prison for setting her house on fire to commit mail fraud. The Providence Journal reports that U.S. Attorney Peter Neronha says Louisa M. …

Rhode Island Hosting Statewide Hurricane Response Training This Week

Rhode Island emergency management officials are testing the state’s response to a major hurricane. The state’s National Guard and Emergency Management Agency are holding a hurricane simulation. It runs from Monday, July 30, through Friday, August 3. Dubbed “Vigilant Guard,” …

Consumers in R.I. Warned of Healthcare Ruling Scam

Rhode Island’s attorney general is warning consumers about possible identity theft and Medicare fraud by scammers apparently trying to take advantage of the Supreme Court’s recent ruling upholding the health care overhaul. Attorney General Peter Kilmartin says individuals have received …

R.I. Enacts New Law to Assist Homeowners With Hurricane-Related Claims

Rhode Island Gov. Lincoln Chafee on Tuesday signed into law legislation designed to provide additional protection to homeowners when they suffer damages from hurricanes. The legislation (House bill 2012-H7484A and Senate bill 2012-S2597A) also includes additional consumer protections for the …