John Hill has been a Providence Journal reporter since 1989 and has worked in the South County, Johnston and Blackstone Valley bureaus. He now is a member of the Justice team, covering the state’s prison system.
Before joining The Journal, he worked for the Manchester (Conn.) Journal-Inquirer and in the business news department of the Orlando (Fla.) Sentinel.
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Recent stories from John HillClay Pell's full-time residency in R.I. tough to measure
Has Clay Pell, one of the Democrats running for Rhode Island governor, lived a full calendar year in Rhode Island?
Pell, the grandson of the late U.S. Sen. Claiborne Pell, was asked that question twice during a television interview. He never answered with a simple yes or no, leading some to question how strong his ties really are to the Ocean State.
Because Pell’s Rhode Island residency has become an issue in his first-ever run for political office, we took a closer look at his record. Here's what we found:Truth be told, PolitiFact Rhode Island turns 3!
There's a match being lit, but it's not being used to set someone's pants on fire.
It's to light three birthday candles.
PolitiFact Rhode Island is now three years old.
We think it's a cause for celebration and, from what our readers have told us, they have reason to celebrate as well.
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