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A proposal to design and construct a new apartment building over a parking lot on Canal Street downtown is in the hands of a new developer and Providence-based architect, DBVW Architects. more
Right after Donald Trump was elected, I pointed out that it was going to be a wee bit harder to repeal and replace Obamacare than Republican politicians had promised on the stump. more
A 48-year-old Cranston resident was sentenced Friday to serve 36 months in prison for aiding and assisting in the preparation of false tax returns, wire fraud, theft of government funds and aggravated identity theft. more
Cash collections increased in October and during the first fourth months of the fiscal year by 2.1 percent and 2.5 percent, respectively, when compared with the corresponding periods last year, the R.I. Department of Revenue said Friday. more
U.S. hiring picked up in November while the unemployment rate tumbled to a nine-year low on a drop in the number of people in the workforce and wages unexpectedly declined, providing a mixed picture of the labor market. more
Mary Lou Moran works with the aging population of Rhode Island day in and day out, and understands how the needs of the elderly are changing.  Director of the Leon Mathieu Senior Center in Pawtucket, Moran has observed that as the baby … more
Author Thornton Wilder likened Newport to the nine cities of ancient Troy in his autobiographical novel, "Theophilus North," set in 1926. "Newport, Rhode Island, presented nine cities, some superimposed, some having very little relation … more
BOSTON – The R.I. Department of Environmental Management will receive $129,000 over two years as part of a pollution-prevention grant being awarded by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, EPA New England announced Nov. 22. … more
In the days since the election, Republicans have realized that they are in a tight spot on Obamacare. Republicans have vowed over and over again to repeal and replace the health care law, but they do not yet have a detailed plan or the … more
In Rhode Island, once a mail ballot is sealed and signed by either two witnesses or a notary public, anyone can pick it up and return it to the local elections office. That could be a sibling, a spouse, a child, or a campaign worker or … more
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