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POWERING UP: Regional officials are prepping the pipeline of workers who are expected to be needed to install and maintain wind turbines like those off Block Island in the coming years. / COURTESY ORSTED 

Legislators pass bill to expand R.I.’s offshore wind procurement

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island is expanding its commitment to renewable energy thanks to legislation passed by the General Assembly on Thursday, which requires the...

More clinicians hitting streets with Providence’s first responders

Most mornings, 28-year-old Rachel Armada accompanies a Providence police officer during a shift, riding along in a cruiser as they answer calls. She’s at...

Nursing homes to get $30M boost

Rhode Island’s nursing home industry has been ravaged during the COVID-19 pandemic, but some financial help appears to be on the way. The state budget...

R.I. Senate OKs $13.6B state budget

PROVIDENCE – The state Senate on Thursday overwhelmingly approved a $13.6 billion budget for fiscal 2023 that prioritizes health care, affordable housing and several...

R.I. poised to ban single-use plastic bags at retail checkout

PROVIDENCE - Kate Weymouth, a former Barrington Town Council member, has been waiting for years to see Rhode Island follow her community and finally...
THE CITY PLAN COMMISSION voted 5-0 on April 19 to approve a preliminary plan submitted by the nonprofit homeless service provider Crossroads Rhode Island for a five-story, 176-unit affordable housing apartment building at 94 Summer St. / COURTESY KITE ARCHITECTS/PLAN B DESIGN

R.I. announces $80 million investment in affordable housing

EAST PROVIDENCE - Gov. Daniel J. McKee and Rhode Island Housing on Thursday announced that the state will invest over $80 million in 17...
NINA PANDE, executive director at Skills for Rhode Island’s Future, says her organization is launching a Small Business Resource Hub in January. The hub will provide technical assistance to small, disadvantaged businesses. / PBN FILE PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

New ‘hub’ will support R.I.’s disadvantaged small businesses

PROVIDENCE – A new small-business hub expected to be open by early next year will focus on minority-and women-owned businesses, says Nina Pande, executive...
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