What’s worse than RIOC seizing space in historic Blackwell House? Answer: Demanding free parking to go with it.

RIOC seizing space in Blackwell House, giving president/CEO Shelton Haynes a new office, was classic bad optics. But it took just a single week to top it as the state gobbled up sparse street parking, reserving them for his “guests…”

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Unfit for the job? RIOC’s new leader attacks local critics

Is RIOC’s new leader, Shelton Haynes, unfit for the job? He doesn’t think so. “I would expect more respect and appreciation for all of the work we do,” he said. That was the last line in an angry public email, attacking historian Judith Berdy.

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