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NICHOLAS D. KETTLE said he will resign from the Rhode Island Senate. Kettle has been chaged with two counts of extortion and one count of video voyeurism. / COURTESY STATE OF RHODE ISLAND GENERAL ASSEMBLY

Kettle to resign from Senate following its movement to expel him

PROVIDENCE – Sen. Nicholas D. Kettle, R-Coventry, has announced he will resign, just days after Senate leadership moved to expel him from the Senate...
ONGOING DISCUSSIONS between the Pawtucket Red Sox, the Pawtucket arts community and the city of Pawtucket have been taking place to incorporate theater, gallery of performing arts space - or all three- at the proposed Ballpark at Slater Mill complex.

Grebien: Performing arts center being considered for Ballpark at Slater Mill...

PAWTUCKET – There are ongoing discussions to incorporate a Pawtucket Performing Arts Center into the proposed Pawtucket Red Sox Ballpark at Slater Mill, Pawtucket...
JEANNE COLA, executive director for LISC Rhode Island, reported that the nonprofit invested a record amount in the state in 2017. / PBN FILE PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

LISC Rhode Island invests record $26.8 million in 2017

PROVIDENCE – LISC Rhode Island ended 2017 having invested $26.8 million, including $2.3 million in grants, the nonprofit announced Wednesday.LISCRI surpassed its investment total...
THE JENCKES SPINNING Weave Shed is now a part of the National Register of Historic Places as part of the Jenckes Spinning Company Historic District in Pawtucket. / COURTESY HISTORICAL PRESERVATION & HERITAGE COMMISSION

New R.I. properties listed on National Register of Historic Places

PROVIDENCE – Two Rhode Island properties, one in Central Falls and one in Pawtucket, have received federal recognition from the National Park Service, the...
THE UNIVERSITY OF RHODE ISLAND and Providence College were named among the top volunteer producing college and universities for 2018. Above, Green Hall on the URI Kingston campus. / COURTESY URI

2 R.I. schools among Peace Corps’ top volunteer-producing college and universities

PROVIDENCE – Two Rhode Island colleges were named among the Peace Corps’ 2018 Top Volunteer-Producing Colleges & Universities Tuesday.The University of Rhode Island was...
SUMMER INFANT INC. reported a $2.2 million loss for 2017.

Summer Infant reports net loss of $2.2M in 2017, driven by...

WOONSOCKET – Summer Infant Inc., creator of infant and juvenile products, reported a $2.2 million loss in 2017, driven by a one-time $1.7 million...
FOUR REGIONAL METRO AREA housing authorities and two public housing resident associations were awarded a combined $1.9 million by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.

HUD awards $1.9M to regional metros to promote self-sufficiency for public...

PROVIDENCE – Four Providence-Warwick-Fall River and New Bedford metropolitan area housing authorities and two public housing resident associations were awarded a combined $1.9 million...
WHEATON COLLEGE received a $10 million commitment to integrate social entrepreneurship into the study of the liberal arts and sciences. /

Wheaton College receives $10M commitment for social entrepreneurship education

NORTON – Wheaton College received a $10 million commitment from the Diana Davis Spencer Foundation to support the integration of social entrepreneurship education into...
COLLECTIONS OF THE 1 percent meal and beverage tax in Rhode Island increased 8.4 percent year over year to $2.1 million. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/LUKE MACGREGOR

Nov. sees rise in 1% meal and beverage tax collections

PROVIDENCE – Collection of the local 1 percent meal and beverage tax totaled $2.1 million in November, an 8.5 percent year-over-year increase, the R.I....
RHODE ISLAND RANKED among the most expensive locations for a wedding in the united States. / COURTESY THE KNOT

R.I. weddings among most expensive in U.S.

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island ranked No. 6 on a list of the most expensive places to get married in the United States, according to...
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