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WASHINGTON – The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association fisheries research vessel Henry B. Bigelow will be permanently homeported in Newport, Sen. Jack Reed announced April 12. The 209-foot, $54 million ship supports NOAA's mission … more
In a few months, when the ill-fated "Cooler & Warmer" slogan and a bungled introductory video fade from collective memory, Rhode Island will have a stronger national and regional profile if it follows through with its marketing campaign, according … more
PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island families will have access to a multistate consortium to invest money for disability-related expenses, General Treasurer Seth Magaziner announced on April 12. The consortium will manage a tax-advantaged investment … more
BURRILLVILLE – Two state lawmakers representing the town say they will oppose Invenergy Thermal Development LLC's application to construct a 1000-megawatt, gas-fired power plant in Pascoag village. Sen. Paul Fogarty and Rep. Cale Keable, … more
Power plants are inherently controversial and the proposed 1,000-megawatt Invenergy Thermal Development LLC project in Burrillville is no exception. The $700 million Clear River Energy Center already has sparked debate, demonstrated most … more
Rhode Island’s unemployment rate held steady at 5.4 percent in March for the fourth consecutive month, the state Department of Labor and Training said Thursday. more
Rhode Island public charter schools received more than nine applications for every open seat in anticipation of the 2016-2017 academic year, according to the state Department of Education. more
Bankruptcy in Providence is not an option, says National Resource Network Executive Director David Eichenthal, whose organization is tasked with coming up with ideas to help the city fix its financial problems. more
U.S. regulators have asked their internal watchdogs to examine how assessments of banks’ plans for winding down during a potential bankruptcy ended up in a news article. more
Last year, the General Assembly and the governor took an important first step to help thousands of working families make ends meet by increasing the state’s Earned Income Tax Credit — a tax benefit for workers earning $50,000 or less — to 12.5 percent of the federal credit. more
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