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The beleaguered Central Coventry Fire District filed for bankruptcy Tuesday after firefighters and the Chafee administration failed to reach an agreement despite months of negotiations to fix the district’s financial woes. more
In fiscal 2013, the U.S. government entered into contracts to be performed in Rhode Island with a value of more than $766 million. These contracts were for goods and services as diverse as construction services, underwater sound equipment and clambakes. more
The Northern Rhode Island Chamber of Commerce held its annual dinner Tuesday night at Twin River and attendees got more than they have come to expect when a political campaign event broke out. more
A total of more than $14.8 million in Rhode Island tax credits were granted in fiscal year 2014, according to the recently published Tax Credit and Incentive Report. more
T.F. Green Airport was supposed to be flying high again. more
The result of an educational system that prepares students to excel in science, technology, engineering, arts and math is a capable workforce. more
In 2013, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services adopted sweeping changes to the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 that substantially altered rules on privacy, security and breach notification, and increased penalty amounts for violations. more
The University of Rhode Island’s Coastal Resources Center is using a $75,000 grant from the Rhode Island Foundation to coordinate shared use of maps and data across state agencies as it helps the public prepare for the next major storm. more
Rhode Island’s combined state and federal top marginal tax rate on personal dividends income, currently 28.6 percent, ranks as the 20th highest rate in the country, according to a study published by the Tax Foundation on Tuesday. more
Taxes are always more popular when they’re paid by someone else, such as, say, television personality William Shatner. more
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