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>(Updated 3 p.m., 3:50 p.m. and 4:13 p.m.) A flurry of cancellations have been announced in advance of a blizzard expected to bring potentially hurricane-force winds, and dump as much as 30 inches of snow on the region. more
HealthSource RI will host enrollment assistance events in February to help Rhode Islanders sign up for coverage through the state’s health benefits exchange. more
Officials are warning Rhode Islanders to brace for a blizzard, expected to hit Monday night and last through Wednesday morning. more
PROVIDENCE – Legislation introduced in the General Assembly would allow college graduates to claim a tax credit for payments on their student loans – a move aimed at keeping “talented, educated people in Rhode Island and encouraging innovators to make the state their home,” according to a statement. more
PROVIDENCE – The R.I. State Council on the Arts in January announced $139,877 in grants to schools, organizations, community centers and artists. more
BOSTON – Gov. Charlie D. Baker announced a 90-day pause on all new regulations to help facilitate the streamlining of “unnecessarily burdensome regulations on the commonwealth’s small businesses and job creators,” according to a statement. more
PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island has defeated a legal challenge from OppenheimerFunds Inc. to its plan to sell $594 million of debt backed by tobacco-company payments. more
When Beth Cunha tells her students how some of the United States’ best colleges and universities are right here in Rhode Island, she often hears the response: “It doesn’t matter, Miss. I wouldn’t get in anyway. I don’t have the money and ‘they’ would never give someone like me a scholarship.” more
The Corporate Market Place Inc., operating under a taxpayer-backed loan program, is struggling to pay off its debt and can’t keep current on its rent. more
Mayor Jorge O. Elorza has appointed Army Col. Michael Borg as director of the Providence Emergency Management Agency and Office of Homeland Security. more
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