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There are plenty of seats available on trains heading to and from Rhode Island’s commuter-rail stations in Warwick and North Kingstown this fall. Empty parking spaces in the large, new garages next to those stations are also abundant. more
HealthSource RI Executive Director Christine Ferguson delivered a message to members of the R.I. House of Representatives Thursday afternoon: The state’s exchange is a national success story, even as challenges remain for her agency in implementing the Affordable Care Act. more
In the last four months, Rhode Island Carbide Tool Co. in Smithfield has installed four new pieces of equipment to make cutting grinders and tools for CNC, or computer numeric control, operators. more
Gov. Lincoln D. Chafee and General Treasurer Gina M. Raimondo have reached an agreement with representatives of government workers and retirees to soften the effects of the 2011 state pension overhaul, they announced Friday. more
The votes against allowing casinos in two Massachusetts towns reveal clear winners and losers as they shed light on the continuing expansion of gambling in the Bay State, according to the Boston Business Journal. more
Despite widely criticized technical problems that stymied the launch of the federally run health exchange website HealthCare.gov, Rhode Island’s public health insurance exchange, HealthSource RI, opened with minimal malfunctions, according to a Rhode Island Public Expenditure Council report released Tuesday. more
In a joint statement issued late Friday afternoon, R.I. Health Insurance Commissioner Dr. Kathleen Hittner and HealthSource RI Director Christine Ferguson said Rhode Island will not allow insurers to continue the sale of policies canceled under the Affordable Care Act, despite President Barack Obama’s decision to grant Americans who received cancellation notices a one-year reprieve. more
Newport Solar got 28 new projects this year – 27 homes and one restaurant – as a result of the Rhode Island Renewable Energy Fund program for small-scale solar projects. more
The land slated for development around T.F. Green Airport and a commuter-rail station has a new name and website to market it. The 95-acre former Warwick Station Development District is now called City Centre Warwick. more
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services awarded $2.7 million to Rhode Island to help fight unreasonable rate increases and enhance health care pricing transparency, the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services announced Monday. more
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