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A NEW RIPTA SERVICE will offer free transportation to popular Newport destinations through the end of October. / COURTESY RIPTA

RIPTA launches free, seasonal service to Newport tourist points

NEWPORT – Beginning today, visitors and residents have a free, seasonal option to get around Newport's beaches and other tourist destinations. The new "Hop On,...
RACHAEL LAPORTE, director of food operations at Town Made LLC, prepares food at the recently opened commercial kitchen in the Wakefield section of South Kingstown. / COURTESY TOWN MADE LLC

Commercial kitchen space for food entrepreneurs launches in South Kingstown

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – In the location that once housed the original Green Line Apothecary, the founders of the old-fashioned pharmacy and soda fountain are...

THE NEW GUARD: Fuller says UMass Dartmouth has many capabilities to...

(Editor’s note: This is the sixth installment in an occasional series of interviews with the region’s new wave of higher education leaders.) Mark Fuller acknowledges...
TEST CRITIC: Eric J. Mitnick, dean of the University of Massachusetts School of Law in Dartmouth, stands outside the Licht Judicial Complex in Providence. Mitnick is among the legal observers who believe the bar exam should be changed to better test the skills would-be attorneys will need to practice law. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Will bar exam undergo more change in future?

A year after Rhode Island lowered its passing score for the bar examination, the effect on pass rates remains murky. In March 2021, the R.I....
RHODE ISLAND business leaders say the new recreational marijuana law provies enough protections for employers to create workplace drug policies suitable for their individual companies. PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Business community accepts R.I. cannabis act

After years of fighting against the legalization of recreational marijuana use, many Rhode Island business leaders say they’re now satisfied with parts of the...

China-based pharmaceutical company to acquire former Rhodes site

COVENTRY – The former site of a Rhode Island opioid manufacturer sued for its role in the opioid epidemic is set to be acquired...

$7.3M in upgrades coming to T.F. Green, Quonset airports

WARWICK – The state's two largest airports will receive a total of $7.3 million in infrastructure and security modifications under a recent federal allocation. The...

RentReliefRI to close to new applications June 1

PROVIDENCE – With allocated funding nearing its end, the RentReliefRI program will close to new applications at the end of the day on June...

Census miscount likely allowed R.I. to keep second congressional seat

PROVIDENCE – A miscount in the 2020 U.S. Census Bureau report seemingly allowed Rhode Island to keep its second congressional seat, corrected data from...
THE 1793 OLD SLATER MILL was one of three historic buildings in Pawtucket acquired by the U.S. National Park Service from the Old Slater Mill Association. / PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Pawtucket nets $4.8M for Blackstone Bikeway addition

PAWTUCKET – The city's planned construction of a Blackstone River Bikeway extension has received a $4.8 million boost from the U.S. Department of Commerce's...

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