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TWO RHODE ISLAND schools,have been recognized as 2018 Green Ribbon Schools by the U.S. Department of Education for their reduction of their environmental impact, their curriculum and their promotion of student well-being. / COURTESY U.S. DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

Two R.I. schools recognized as Green Ribbon Schools by U.S. Department...

PROVIDENCE – Two Rhode Island schools were recognized as Green Ribbon Schools by the U.S. Department of Education, the department announced Wednesday.The Green Ribbon...
A REPORT conducted by the University of Rhode Island estimated that the marine trades in Rhode Island added $4.6 billion to the Rhode Island economy. / COURTESY RHODE ISLAND MARINE TRADES ASSOCIATION

Report: Marine trades added $4.6B to R.I. economy in 2016

PROVIDENCE – Marine trades in Rhode Island had a $4.6 billion effect on the Rhode Island economy in 2016, according to a University of...
THE U.S. DEPARTMENT of Health and Human Services announced $15 million in federal funds to combat the opioid crisis in Rhode Island. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/KIYOSHI OTA

R.I. receives $15M in federal funds to combat opioids

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island is receiving $15 million to combat the opioid crisis from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the department...
THE GROSS DOMESTIC PRODUCT in the Providence metro increased 1.6 percent to $82.9 billion in 2017. / COURTESY BUREAU OF ECONOMIC ANALYSIS

GDP in Providence metro increases 1.6% in 2017

PROVIDENCE – Real gross domestic product (thus, adjusted for inflation) in the Providence-Warwick-Fall River metropolitan area increased 1.6 percent year over year in 2017....
BLUE CROSS & BLUE SHIELD of Rhode Island's processes for approving coverage of services—known as utilization review—were found to be non-compliant with laws and regulations relating to coverage of mental health and substance use disorder benefits by the R.I. Office of the Health Insurance Commissioner in its first market conduct examination of the four health insurers in Rhode Island.

BCBSRI utilization review for mental health and substance-use disorder found deficient...

PROVIDENCE – Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island’s processes for approving coverage of services – known as utilization review – were found...
RHODE ISLAND was the No. 4 in the country for worker protection laws in a report form the National Partnership for Women & Families. / COURTESY NATIONAL PARTNERSHIP FOR WOMEN & FAMILIES

Report: R.I. ranks well for worker protections

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island received an A- grade for its workplace protections from the National Partnership for Women & Families, the nonprofit announced Monday...
THE U.S. CENSUS BUREAU released data this week showing that the median household income in Rhode Island was $63,870 in 2017. / PBN FILE PHOTO

Census report breaks down state of Rhode Island in 2017

PROVIDENCE – New data from the U.S. Census Bureau’s American Community Survey were released this week for 2017, with information that provides a comprehensive...

Dryvit acquires Canadian insulated-concrete-forms manufacturer and distributor

PROVIDENCE – Dryvit Systems Inc. has acquired Nadura Corp., an Ontario, Canada-based, insulated-concrete-forms manufacturer and distributer.Nudura will become a stand-alone operating unit of Dryvit.Nadura...
IN THE SECOND month of truck-toll operation, the R.I. Department of Transportation collected $664,618 from 200,746 vehicles. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/SAM HODGSON

Truck tolls net $645K in second month of operation

PROVIDENCE – In the second month of operation, the state’s controversial truck tolls have collected $664,618, the R.I. Department of Transportation reported Thursday, $65,951...
THE PROVIDENCE PUBLIC LIBRARY has received $4.2 million in New Market Tax Credits equity and $1.6 million in C-PACE Investment through the Rhode Island Infrastructure Bank's Rhode Island C-PACE program for its planned $25 million renovation. / COURTESY PROVIDENCE PUBLIC LIBRARY

PPL renovation receives tax credit equity and RIIB investment

PROVIDENCE – The Providence Public Library’s $25 million renovation, part of its Think Again Strategic Plan, has received $4.2 million in New Markets Tax...
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