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Pawtucket’s School Department and City Hall will be launching an experiment next month: They’ll begin sharing the services of a single IT department. more
PHILADELPHIA – Aramark announced last week that it has been selected by the R.I. Department of Education to execute the Statewide School Food Service Program beginning in the upcoming school year. more
BOSTON – North Kingstown is one of three U.S. communities that will receive technical assistance from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to help apply smart-growth approaches to improve their economy and create jobs while protecting health and the environment. The other two areas selected are Mississippi County, Ark., and Kelso, Wash. more
SBA 504 loans are co-lender transactions whereby a commercial lender teams with an SBA CDC (Certified Development Company) lender and a borrower in a 50 percent/ 40 percent /10 percent structure. more
Summer is here, temperatures are heating up, and teens are getting ready for that quintessential rite of passage: the summer job. It used to be that teens could expect to find a summer job as quickly as pop-up summer showers appear in Florida. more
Big things often come from small beginnings. Some of Rhode Island’s struggling municipalities certainly hope that’s the case with stepped-up efforts to begin sharing services for everything from trash collection, police dispatching and tax collection. more
The General Assembly gave final passage to legislation that will lead the state in implementing consistent environmental standards for wetlands and septic systems, the state’s lawmaking body announced on Thursday. The process will also enable the contribution of local input in environmental policy decision-making. more
It was Henry Ford who said, “Whether you think you can or you think you can’t, you’re right.” His wisdom has an amazing array of applications, and our current effort to overhaul the health care system is certainly one. more
Rhode Island is building a name for itself in the business of environmental training for journalists, thanks in part to the 15-year-old Metcalf Institute for Marine and Environmental Reporting, says spokeswoman Karen Southern. more
PROVIDENCE – Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin this month commended the Connecticut Legislature’s decision to let a tax on electricity production expire on Sept. 30, a move he said will benefit taxpayers throughout New England. more
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