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Matt Bower joined Providence Business News as the Copy Editor in November 2016. Prior to joining PBN, he was a reporter and production assistant for the Warwick Beacon, Cranston Herald and Johnston Sun Rise at Beacon Communications in Warwick, R.I., and was a reporter for the Warwick Daily Times and Kent County Daily Times in West Warwick, R.I. He holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism from Simpson College in Indianola, Iowa.

Former FOP president pleads guilty to misusing $71K in union funds

PROVIDENCE – Retired Newport Police Sgt. Christopher Hayes has pleaded guilty to one count of wire fraud in federal court for misusing nearly $71,500...

R.I. building permits last year exceeded 1K for first time since...

PROVIDENCE – Citing recently released U.S. Census Bureau data, WPRI-TV CBS 12 reported May 1 that new housing units authorized for construction in Rhode...

R.I. implements new statewide recycling program, education campaign

PROVIDENCE – The state and Rhode Island Resource Recovery Corp. are partnering with nonprofit Recycle Across America to begin implementing standardized labels on recycling...

Collins returns to lead FRHA in interim role

FALL RIVER – Citing a lack of experienced senior management, the Fall River Housing Authority board of commissioners voted unanimously to bring back former...
A FEDERAL judge on April 3 ordered R.I. Commerce Corp. to pay $50,000 to settle allegations it defrauded investors to fund the now-defunct video game company 38 Studios LLC, owned and run by former Boston Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling.

Federal judge approves 38 Studios settlement

PROVIDENCE – A federal judge on April 3 ordered R.I. Commerce Corp. to pay $50,000 to settle allegations it defrauded investors to fund the...

Elorza announces program for immigrant students

PROVIDENCE – For the past three weeks, 41 recently emigrated high school-aged students from countries in Africa, the Middle East and Central America have...
RICHARD CULATTA, the chief innovation officer for Rhode Island, is leaving his position next month.

Culatta stepping down as R.I. chief innovation officer

PROVIDENCE – Richard Culatta, the state’s first chief innovation officer, is leaving his position to become CEO of The International Society for Technology in...

Sheku sentenced for UI funds theft

PROVIDENCE – A former senior employment interviewer with the R.I. Department of Labor and Training on April 3 was sentenced to 21 months in federal...

N.B. utility bills could rise under rate plan

NEW BEDFORD – Residential electric bills could rise by more than $6.50 a month next year if Eversource gets state approval to raise distribution...
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Alzheimer’s Association R.I. holds caregiver conference

PROVIDENCE – Caregivers and other health care professionals caring for individuals with Alzheimer’s or other forms of dementia are invited to attend the Alzheimer’s...
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