STATE HOUSE -- The Rhode Island Special House Commission to Study Gaming has scheduled for this week the first of five "county" hearings, as required by the Resolution that created the study panel.
The hearing for Providence County will be held at 5 p.m. Wednesday, January 8, in Room 35 of the State House. Commission member Rep. Joanne M. Giannini (D-Dist. 7) of Providence will conduct the session intended to hear specifically from residents of communities in Providence County -- Burrillville, Central Falls, Cranston, Cumberland, East Providence, Foster, Glocester, Johnston, Lincoln, North Providence, North Smithfield, Pawtucket, Providence, Scituate, Smithfield and Woonsocket.
Hearings will be held in Kent, Washington, Bristol and Newport counties during the next few months, although the schedule is not yet finalized.
The hearing will be telecast live over cable television (Interconnect C -- Channel 23 on Cox Communications) by Capitol Television, the cable television unit of the Rhode Island General Assembly. For cable viewers of Full Channel TV, Interconnect C is Channel 50.