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R.I. Superior Court judge sides with property owners in shoreline access...

The R.I. General Assembly overstepped its bounds in drawing a line in the sand on shoreline access, a Washington County Superior Court judge ruled. The...

Prospect says it finally paid off its overdue bills at Roger...

Attorney General Peter Neronha has made it clear he doesn’t fully trust the owner of two urban safety net hospitals. So will he take Prospect...

Ethics panel launches investigation into corrections department director 

Less than two weeks into the job, R.I.'s Department of Corrections director is under investigation by the state ethics panel.  The R.I. Ethics Commission voted...

Eleventh-hour bottle bill reignites debate between environmental, business groups

Disagreement over a state bottle recycling program is as pervasive as the piles of recyclable bottles and cans littering Rhode Island streets, beaches and...

General treasurer urges caution on modest state pension adjustments

It didn’t take long for R.I. General Treasurer James Diossa to wave a cautionary flag on lawmakers’ proposed changes to the state pension system.  Less...

R.I. coastal regulators OK East Bay Bike Path replacement bridges

The R.I. Department of Transportation has one less bridge problem on its hands after state coastal regulators approved a plan to reconstruct a pair...

Under pressure from AG, Woonsocket looks to cut ties with liquid...

Fifteen months after Woonsocket wastewater treatment plant owners and operators were sued for dumping partially untreated sewage into the Blackstone River, city officials are...

Revised 2023 labor estimates show R.I. recovered pandemic job losses ahead...

In November, economic forecasters warned that Rhode Island could be waiting till the end of the decade to fully recover its pandemic-era job losses. Turns...

McKee eyes repurposing unspent federal health relief for Washington Bridge, other projects

As the daily news headlines detailing the spread of bird flu grow, so does Dr. Leonard Mermel’s anxiety.  An infectious disease expert who works as...

Help is not on the way, business owners hurt by Washington...

Harut Matkasyan watches cars back up from the Interstate 195 Washington Bridge to his East Providence restaurant with a growing sense of hopelessness.  The streets...
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