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As vaccine demand cools, some warm to idea of new messaging...

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island has reached a point where it has more vaccine supply than demand for it. And the population that has yet...

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NEW TAX LEGISLATION could make buying sugary soft drinks costlier in Rhode Island, leading to debate over the measure’s potential positive effects on health and negative effects on the economy. / PBN FILE PHOTO/NICOLE DOTZENROD

Should Rhode Island lawmakers OK a special tax on bottled and canned sugary drinks?

Legislation under consideration in the R.I. House and Senate would add a 1.5-cent-per-ounce tax on sugary drinks such as soda, sports drinks, energy drinks,...

Rockland Trust parent announces $1.2B acquisition of Boston bank, reports $41.7M Q1 profit

PROVIDENCE – Independent Bank Corp., the parent company for Rockland Trust Co., on Thursday announced a $1.2 billion deal to acquire another Massachusetts bank...
S&P GLOBAL RATINGS affirmed its B+ bond rating for Care New England and upgraded its outlook from negative to developing. The rating agency cited the health system's definitive agreement to merge with Lifespan Corp. as a major contributing factor.

S&P improves outlook on CNE bond rating, citing planned merger with Lifespan

PROVIDENCE – S&P Global Ratings revised its outlook on R.I. Health and Education Building Corp.’s bonds issued to Care New England Health System from...

Block Island aims to protect shoreline property from development

NEW SHOREHAM – The New Shoreham Town Council and conservancy groups are seeking to purchase about four acres of property near the Great Salt...

Bristol County, Mass., home sale prices rise 20% Y/Y in March

PROVIDENCE – The median sale price of a single-family home in Bristol County, Mass., in March was $385,000, an increase of 20.3% year over...

Narragansett’s Kenyon Farm estate sells for $4.1M

NARRAGANSETT – The property at 125 Kenyon Farm Road has sold for $4.1 million, according to Lila Delman Compass, which represented the sellers in...

U.S. jobless claims fall to 547,000, another pandemic low

WASHINGTON (AP) – The number of Americans applying for unemployment aid fell last week to 547,000, a new low since the pandemic struck and...

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Where is Commerce headed? McKee may give R.I. agency new direction...

Amid the upheaval of the COVID-19 pandemic last June, Daniel J. McKee appeared frustrated. McKee, then Rhode Island’s lieutenant governor, took the unusual step of openly criticizing the decision-making of then-Gov. Gina M. Raimondo, a fellow Democrat. He believed he had been ignored by the administration from the start of the coronavirus crisis and publicly made it clear he felt ­Raimondo...

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Meet in RI To Help Jump-Start the State’s Meetings and Events Industry

It’s been more than a year since in-person meetings and events were abruptly suspended in Rhode Island, causing a ripple effect of lost business...

The World is Getting Sick of Cyberattacks

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JPS Construction and Design Welcomes Debbie Watt

JPS Construction and Design is pleased to announce that Debbie Watt has joined the firm as a Senior Project Manager. Debbie brings over 30...

Alanna Harley Joins JPS Construction and Design’s team of...

JPS Construction and Design is pleased to announce that Alanna Harley recently joined the firm's team of Project Managers. A RI native, Alanna holds...

Ortho Rhode Island Welcomes Dr. David N. Vegari as...

David N. Vegari, MD has joined the Orthopedics team at Ortho Rhode Island. Dr. Vegari is a fellowship-trained surgeon with a focus on reconstruction...

RISCPA Launches FREE CPA Assistance to COVID-impacted Rhode Island...

Rhode Island Society of CPAs (RISCPA) has launched a new program in partnership with Rhode Island Commerce Corporation to provide free CPA assistance to...

Michael M. Tikoian Named Managing Partner

Providence, RI (March 25, 2021) – One of Providence’s leading independent accounting firms, Piccerelli, Gilstein & Company, LLP (PG&Co) is proud to announce that...

Danny DeHoney Honored As Best-In-State Wealth Advisor by Forbes...

News Release Danny DeHoney Honored As Best-In-State Wealth Advisor by Forbes Magazine Cranston, RI– February 18, 2021 – Danny DeHoney, CFP®, ChFC®, CLU®, CRPC® a Private...

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