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PAWTUCKET – Today's police officer isn't scrambling for extra hours working details at traffic and construction sites, according to city officials. The Pawtucket City Council's finance subcommittee in early August approved a new one-year … more
State officials say tourism activity is on the rise in Rhode Island, touting year-over-year growth in hotel and website activity, which they attribute in part to the state's new marketing strategy to draw more visitors here. Looking at … more
NEW BEDFORD – Mayor Jon Mitchell has sharply different views than state representatives on how unspent federal earmarks could benefit the city's waterfront, and said the potential windfall could total more than $10 million. In an Aug. 18 … more
"The health of Americans should not be a profit center. Health care is a right. Full stop." That comes from the Twitter feed of personal finance writer Helaine Olen. But it could have been issued straight from the heart of any progressive … more
Business speaks with its spending habits, and based on the results of Providence Business News' Summer 2016 Business Survey, Rhode Island businesses are talking an optimistic game. For the first time in its eight-year history, the majority … more
What is going on with the health benefits exchanges and the many co-ops that have failed across the country? (Leave aside Aetna for the moment, which clearly is exiting in response to the Department of Justice lawsuit to prevent its merger with … more
The bidding to be the next "infrastructure president" has kicked into high gear. Sadly, but perhaps predictably, there is opposition. Some question the need for road and bridge repair, especially supported by the federal government. Others … more
A federal project to build a liquefied natural gas processing facility in Providence is not in the city’s best interest, said Mayor Jorge O. Elorza Thursday, in a statement released by his office. The mayor cited environmental concerns associated with hydraulic fracking, which he said is devastating communities located near the extraction sources of natural gas. more
U.S. Sens. Jack F. Reed and Sheldon Whitehouse and Reps. James R. Langevin and David N. Cicilline announced today $1,601,344 in federal funding to assist fire departments in Central Falls, Exeter and Woonsocket in purchasing new trucks and firefighting equipment. These improvements will enhance response capabilities, vehicle safety advancements and financial savings in these communities. more
Rhode Island students in multiple grades increased their participation in the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers and raised their scores in English language arts/literacy and mathematics according to the 2016 PARCC report released Thursday. more
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