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PROVIDENCE – Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin is among more than 40 attorneys general urging the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to place restrictions on the advertising and ingredients of e-cigarettes – “popular, highly addictive product” – and prohibit its sale to minors. more
PROVIDENCE – Sen. William A. Walaska, D-Warwick, has reached out to R.I. Department of Health officials to offer assistance if legislative action should be needed to rectify a licensing issue that has caused a critical-care company to terminate service in the state. more
FAIRPORT, N.Y. – GateHouse Media Inc., the community newspaper group that publishes seven daily newspapers in Connecticut and Massachusetts and 113 weeklies in Massachusetts, filed for bankruptcy after creditors approved a plan to combine its assets with those recently purchased by Newcastle Investment Corp, Bloomberg News reported last week. more
Richard A. Licht would like to be a Rhode Island Superior Court judge. As a former lieutenant governor and state senator, as well as a prominent attorney in the Ocean State, he would seem to be as well-qualified as many other potential candidates. more
Former Boston Red Sox pitcher and 38 Studios owner Curt Schilling was planning to sell off furniture, sports collectibles and even artificial plants from his Massachusetts home, The Associated Press reported last week. more
PROVIDENCE – U.S. Rep. James R. Langevin said he unwittingly made a profit on an investment scheme that preyed on terminally ill people and that he has since donated the money to charity, The Associated Press reported last week. more
PROVIDENCE – Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin joined the Drug Enforcement Administration and local and state law-enforcement agencies in announcing the next statewide Prescription Drug Take Back Day, scheduled for Oct. 26th. more
BOSTON – A group of businesses that advertised themselves as nonprofit foreclosure-prevention organizations was sued for allegedly soliciting and spending more than $350,000 in illegal advance fees from distressed homeowners, Attorney General Martha Coakley announced this month. more
One of California’s leading advocates for pension reform, San Jose Mayor Chuck Reed, has begun an uphill campaign to amend his state’s constitution so that governments there can make changes to employee retirement plans. If he succeeds with his voter initiative plan, his effort may spur movements to loosen pension protections in other states. more
Elderly Rhode Islanders, like older adults across the nation, may be particularly vulnerable to financial exploitation by unscrupulous individuals presenting themselves as legitimate estate and retirement planners. more
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