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CHIPOTLE HAS BEEN charged with a $1.3 million fine over more than 13,000 child labor violations at its Massachusetts restaurants. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/CRAIG WARGA

Chipotle fined $1.3M over thousands of child labor abuses in Mass.

BOSTON (AP) – Chipotle was hit with a $1.3 million fine over more than 13,000 child labor violations at its Massachusetts restaurants, the state's...
BROWN UNIVERSITY fundraising director Peter Cohen has resigned. / COURTESY BROWN UNIVERSITY

Brown University fundraiser with ties to Epstein resigns

PROVIDENCE – A Brown University fundraising director has resigned, months after being placed on leave by the Ivy League school for his involvement in...
MASS. GOV. Charlie Baker has proposed an overhaul of the Mass. State Police that would change how it hires, promotes and disciplines troopers. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/SCOTT EISEN

Baker announces bill to overhaul Mass. state police

NEW BRAINTREE, Mass. (AP) – Gov. Charlie Baker unveiled legislation Thursday aimed at overhauling the way Massachusetts State Police hires, promotes and disciplines troopers,...
GOV. GINA M. RAIMONDO is scheduled to deliver the State of the State Tuesday evening. / PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Raimondo to deliver State of the State speech

PROVIDENCE (AP) – R.I. Gov. Gina M. Raimondo is delivering her annual State of the State speech to lawmakers. The Democratic governor is scheduled to...
HOMELESSNESS IN RHODE Island was estimated to have declined 4.2% in 2019. / COURTESY U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT

New report shows homelessness declined 4.2% in R.I.

PROVIDENCE (AP) – Homelessness in Rhode Island has declined by 4.2%, federal housing officials said Thursday. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development released...
THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT has appealed a ruling that blocked the U.S. Department of Justice from requiring communities to comply with immigration mandates before receiving federal funding. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/ANDREW HARRER

Cities, feds spar in court over immigration requirements

BOSTON (AP) — Two Rhode Island cities and the Trump administration were back in court Wednesday arguing over whether the federal government can require...
MAINE'S LAND USE Planning Commission has determined that the New England Clean Energy Connect project met zoning and land use standards. The project, a map of which is above, would still need to clear other regulatory hurdles. / COURTESY NEW ENGLAND CLEAN ENERGY CONNECT

Maine agency signs off on $1B hydropower transmission line

ORON, Maine (AP) – The state agency that handles zoning in Maine's unregulated territories on Wednesday gave its approval to a proposed $1 billion...
LINCOLN D. CHAFEE has filed to run for president as a Libertarian. / AP FILE PHOTO/ JOHN LOCHAR

Lincoln Chafee files to run for president as Libertarian

Former Democratic presidential candidate Lincoln D. Chafee has filed to run for president as a Libertarian. The former governor of Rhode Island on Sunday registered...

R.I. pop. up slightly amid slowest national growth in a century

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Rhode Island had one of the slowest state population growth rates from 2018 to 2019, according to new estimates released...
PASSENGER TRAFFIC at T.F. Green Airport increased 2.4 percent in 2016 from a year earlier to more than 3.6 million people, according to the R.I. Airport Corp. / PBN FILE PHOTO/ MICHAEL SALERNO

TSA: Gun found in carry-on bag at T.F. Green airport

WARWICK (AP) – A Florida man was arrested at Rhode Island's main airport over the weekend after officers found a handgun in his carry-on...
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