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The town of Bristol has been awarded an $861,000 grant from the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service to turn the downtown Naval Reserve Armory into a municipal maritime center. more
BlackRock Inc. and Fidelity Investments will be studied by U.S. regulators who are in the early stages of reviewing whether asset managers pose a potential risk to the financial system. more
Rhode Island has won a $100,000 federal grant to help build a manufacturing and design center in the state, Gov. Lincoln D. Chafee and members of the state congressional delegation said Wednesday. more
Oshean Inc., a nonprofit group formed to develop communications infrastructure in Rhode Island and nearby Massachusetts, announced the completion Friday of Beacon 2.0, a high-speed fiber-optic network connecting more than 100 schools, hospitals, libraries and government agencies. more
Rhode Island’s commonly called “Amazon law,” which taxes online sales by retailers that have a “nexus” or physical presence in the state, forced Nest4Less to move its office from Pawtucket to Attleboro at the end of August in order to stay in business, according to CEO Jesse Kenner. more
Federal transportation officials will settle Rhode Island’s latest city-versus-suburbs infrastructure debate. more
Upended by more than $2.4 million in beach-related damages alone last October by Hurricane Sandy, affected Westerly businesses have found creative ways to reopen this summer, though challenges to a full recovery for both the beaches and some businesses remain. more
Addressed one at a time, the 17 buildable parcels uncovered by the relocation of Interstate 195 in Providence will likely take many years to develop. more
Rhode Island first responders and Amtrak will hold a full-scale emergency response exercise on Saturday, Oct. 5. more
Leaders of the Rhode Island Health Insurance Small Employer Taskforce are calling for greater transparency in health care provider finances following the release of national data for the top 100 most frequently billed procedures under Medicare. more
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