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R.I. oyster farmers to get $1.7M from feds

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island’s oyster farmers are due to receive $1.7 million in federal assistance to restore oyster reefs and create new habitats on...
PANDEMIC UNEMPLOYMENT ASSISTANCE filings in Rhode Island totaled 10,387 last week. / COURTESY R.I. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR AND TRAINING

PUA weekly filings in R.I. dip to 10.4K

PROVIDENCE – Pandemic unemployment assistance filings totaled 10,387 last week, a decline from 13,357 one week prior, according to the R.I. Department of Labor...
RHODE ISLAND'S 12.8% unemployment rate in August was second highest in the nation, second to Nevada's 13.2% rate. / AP FILE PHOTO/ERIC GAY

R.I.’s Aug. unemployment rate 2nd-highest in U.S.

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island had the second-highest rate of unemployment in the nation in August, the Bureau of Labor Statistics said of Friday. The state’s...

PUA weekly filings in R.I. rise by 13.4K

PROVIDENCE – Pandemic unemployment assistance filings in Rhode Island increased by 13,357 last week, to 277,406, according to the R.I. Department of Labor and...

EMMA Acres named R.I.’s 2020 Outstanding Dairy Farm

EXETER – EMMA Acres has been named Rhode Island’s 2020 Outstanding Dairy Farm by the Rhode Island Green Pastures Committee, the R.I. Department of...

Birch to close in Oct. due to COVID-19

PROVIDENCE – Providence restaurant staple birch is closing permanently due to the COVID-19 pandemic, acclaimed chef and co-owner Benjamin Sukle announced on Tuesday.  The 18-seat...
PANDEMIC UNEMPLOYMENT ASSISTANCE filings in Rhode Island totaled 22,531 last week. / COURTESY R.I. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

R.I. weekly PUA filings total 22.5K

PROVIDENCE – Pandemic unemployment assistance filings in Rhode Island increased by 22,531 last week, to 264,049, according to the R.I. Department of Labor and...

UMass Dartmouth Academic Resource Center receives $2.4M grant

DARTMOUTH – The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth’s Academic Resource Center has received a five-year, $2.4 million TRIO grant from the U.S. Department of Education,...

R.I. weekly PUA filings climb by record 35.9K

PROVIDENCE – Pandemic unemployment insurance weekly initial filings climbed by a record 35,921, the R.I. Department of Labor and Training said on Tuesday. PUA filings...

SBA announces 2020 R.I. Small Business Week awardees

PROVIDENCE – The U.S. Small Business Administration on Monday announced its 2020 Rhode Island Small Business Week awardees. Harmony Oschefski, and Cedar Hwang, owners of...

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