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A total of 271 acres of forestland along the Pawcatuck River in Charlestown and Richmond has been permanently protected, according to The Nature Conservancy. more
Consumer confidence increased last week to the highest level since mid-2007 as steady declines in gasoline prices and more hiring boosted Americans’ attitudes about the economy. more
A statewide survey on public education garnered 10,150 responses, with the majority of Rhode Islanders indicating that the most important purposes of public education are preparing every student for future economic success, and ensuring they have basic academic skills. more
Voyager Therapeutics, a gene therapy company developing treatments for fatal and debilitating diseases of the central nervous system, has entered into a strategic collaboration with MassBiologics of the University of Massachusetts Medical School. more
Stu Upson has been appointed to the new position of chief operating officer at the International Tennis Hall of Fame & Museum. more
U.S. Rep James R. Langevin is accepting applications for interns in his Rhode Island and Washington, DC, offices for the spring semester of 2015. more
The final audit for fiscal 2014 showed that the city ended the year with a $4.8 million surplus, and that the School Department had an operational surplus of more than $500,000, according to the mayor’s office. more
With Valentine’s Day just two weeks away, OpenTable has named the 100 most romantic restaurants in America, and two Newport restaurants made the list. more
Nearly 43 percent of Rhode Islanders say the state is moving in the wrong direction, but 54 percent feel that the newly elected leaders will provide stronger leadership, according to a new poll conducted for Bryant University’s Hassenfeld Institute for Public Leadership. more
The New England jobless rate was 5.2 percent in March, 1 percentage point less than it was in March 2014, according to the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics. more
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