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R.I. issued $13.8M in film tax credits in fiscal 2022

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island issued more than $13 million in motion picture tax credits in fiscal 2022, a significant jump from the previous year. The...
SUMMER DRAWS: Ballard’s hotel and beach club in Old Town is one of Block Island’s oldest and most popular businesses.  / PBN PHOTO/K. Curtis

After fracas, Ballard’s Beach Resort cancels Roots and Rhythm Festival

NEW SHOREHAM – Ballard’s Beach Resort on Block Island has canceled its upcoming Roots and Rhythm Festival after a fight broke out at its...

Kim Brito named new interim director of DHS

PROVIDENCE – Gov. Daniel J. McKee Friday appointed Kim Brito as the new interim director of the Department of Human Services. Brito, the current deputy...
EASY CHARGE: A rendering provided by the R.I. Public Transit Authority shows one of the overhead systems that will enable bus drivers to pull up and charge the bus for five to nine minutes through a connection on the roof. There will be overhead connectors for multiple buses at a $6.7 million charging station to be constructed in Cranston. 
COURTESY R.I. PUBLIC TRANSIT AUTHORITY

$6.7M charging station to boost electric buses

Going electric is about to get a little easier for the R.I. Public Transit Authority. The bus agency is preparing to start construction on a...

Concerns raised over expanded e-bike, scooter program

Some neighborhood and business leaders in Providence are worried that the city’s plan to allow more rental electric bikes and scooters on the streets...

Rep. Perez fined for campaign finance violations

PROVIDENCE – State Rep. Ramon A. Perez, D-Providence, was fined for campaign finance violations after an audit found that he used campaign funds for...

Gubernatorial candidates spar over the environment at RIC forum

PROVIDENCE - From clean air to better transportation and the future of the embattled R.I. Coastal Resources Management Council, six gubernatorial candidates sparred over...

Foulkes leads Q2 gubernatorial fundraising, but McKee closes quarter with most...

PROVIDENCE – Gov. Daniel J. McKee is the gubernatorial candidate with the most money in his campaign account as of the end of June,...

Topgolf breaks ground on first R.I. location in Cranston

CRANSTON – Topgolf Entertainment Group is coming to Rhode Island with a multilevel sports and entertainment facility that is expected to employ about 400...

2 R.I. state senators fined for campaign finance violations

CRANSTON – Two Rhode Island senators have been fined for violations in their campaign finance reporting, while a former candidate is risking prosecution for...

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