Providence Rhode Island

Former Providence Mayor Vincent Buddy Cianci dies at 74

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The former Providence mayor who dominated Rhode Island politics for parts of four decades before serving time for corruption has died. Vincent “Buddy” Cianci Jr., was 74. Cianci’s employer, WLNE-TV, and a friend, Artin Coloian, both confirmed his death. Coloian said he died Thursday morning. Cianci presided over the resurrection of Providence from a decaying, Industrial-age…