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Bicycles and islands are a natural fit, but as anyone who has followed the fury over Sakonnet River Bridge tolls knows, Rhode Island’s largest island runs on cars. more
Since it was founded in 1911, Wardwell Braiding in Central Falls has continually utilized advances in technology to make the machines they manufacture vital to many industries – beginning with textiles and evolving to machines used in the wire and cable industries. more
For nearly every new economic trend and market shift, there’s a corresponding impact on company supply chains. more
A middle-income family will spend $241,080 on average for 18 years to raise a child born in 2012, a 2.6 percent increase from a year ago that outpaces the broader inflation rate, according to a government report. more
PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Department of Environmental Management said this month that it is beginning work to limit access to the flood plain of the Woonasquatucket River in North Providence in preparation for work on a Superfund site. more
PROVIDENCE – Two advisory committees of the Joint Municipal Shared Services Study Commission have begun helping the commission to determine whether and how cities and towns in Rhode Island could collaborate to make municipal services more efficient. more
WASHINGTON – U.S. Sens. Jack Reed and Sheldon Whitehouse and U.S. Rep. James R. Langevin this month announced that the Hopkins Hill Fire District in Coventry will receive a $108,296 grant from the Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program. The Hopkins Hill Fire Department will use the funds to purchase 14 new sets of self-contained breathing apparatus. more
As an Expert Advisory Board member to the R.I. Health Benefits Exchange (now called HealthsourceRI), I literally counted the seconds to predict how quickly my well-respected colleague Ted Almon would echo the sentiments of single-payer advocate Howard Dean that “we should divorce employees from employer-sponsored health insurance” (“Does employer-sponsored health coverage make sense,” July 22, 2013). Mr. Almon further states that “employers do not need to be involved in the health care of their employees.” more
The R.I. Department of Transportation is one of seven states to receive an incentive grant from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration to combat distracted driving, the department announced Thursday. more
Rhode Island and Massachusetts performed better than most but still fell short on legislative policies to prevent and fight cancer in a report released Thursday by the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network. more
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