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House Speaker Nicholas A. Mattiello took to Twitter on Friday to publicly chastise Gov. Gina M. Raimondo, an unusual step for a politician who rarely tweets. more
The passenger count at T.F. Green Airport declined slightly in January compared with a year earlier, the R.I. Airport Corp. said Friday. more
Austin Becker, a University of Rhode Island professor of marine affairs, was named URI’s first recipient of a Sloan Research Fellowship from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, according to a release from the school on Friday. more
Gov. Gina M. Raimondo’s proposal for free college tuition could improve Rhode Island public higher education institutions’ credit ratings, but negatively impact revenue at some of the state’s private schools. more
Summer Infant Inc. cut its loss in half in 2016, and saw revenue drop 5.6 percent. more
A settlement agreement has been signed with the state over the federal lawsuit that the American Civil Liberties Union of Rhode Island and the National Center for Law and Economic Justice filed in December over the failure of the state Department of Human Services to provide SNAP food stamp benefits on time to needy families due to the tangled rollout of the UHIP computer system. more
For the third year in a row, Rhode Island ranks first in the nation for having the highest percentage of structurally deficient bridges at 25 percent, according to the latest Bridge Report from the American Road & Transportation Builders Association released recently. more
J.C. Penney Co. plans to shutter as many as 140 stores and trim thousands of jobs, becoming the latest department-store chain to make big moves in a world of lower mall traffic and fierce online competition. more
Offshore wind companies have spent years struggling to convince skeptics that the future of U.S. energy should include giant windmills at sea. more
Since assuming the top spot at AstroNova Inc. about three years ago, Gregory A. Woods has re-branded the company, re-focused and augmented its product lines, and overseen significant topline growth that is now starting to see positive movement in free cash flow. more
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