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Prosecutors press forward after uncovering $8.9M in COVID-19 relief fraud across...

PROVIDENCE – It started with a phone call to a local police department. A resident warned that two local businessmen had applied for federal...

Honeywell to close Smithfield factory, 122 workers to be laid off

SMITHFIELD – Honeywell International Inc. is shutting down its Smithfield factory in November, with 122 workers set to lose their jobs. The manufacturing company gave...

State announces $700K in grants for local farmers, fishers

PROVIDENCE – More than 40 Rhode Island farmers and fishers were awarded funding through the state’s Local Agricultural and Seafood Act Grants program, Gov....

Providence pension system not on city’s legislative priorities list

PROVIDENCE – Mayor Brett Smiley still wants Providence to join the state pension system as one way to ease the city's pension crisis. But...

Report: RIHEBC bonds generated $2.4B in state spending from 2016-2022

PROVIDENCE – The Rhode Island Health and Educational Building Corp. has generated $2.4 billion in economic impacts and created 3,200 jobs based on the...

Bristol County Savings Bank donates $92K to 11 R.I. nonprofits

TAUNTON – Bristol County Savings Bank through its charitable foundation recently donated $91,500 to 11 nonprofits in northern Rhode Island. The grants were part of...

R.I. legislation would extend retirement savings to all workers

PROVIDENCE – More than 4 in 10 Rhode Island workers don’t have access to retirement savings plans through their job. Legislation recently introduced in the...
THE CITY OF PROVIDENCE recently received a $27 million federal grant for its urban trail network of protected, two-way bike lanes, such as the one pictured on Empire Street in downtown Providence. However, Mayor Brett Smiley hasn't committed to finishing the network laid out by former Mayor Jorge Elorza, and his administration is still reviewing city infrastructure before deciding how to spend the money. / PBN FILE PHOTO//ELIZABETH GRAHAM

$27M grant could finish Providence’s bike lane network, but Smiley noncommittal

PROVIDENCE – A new, $27 million federal grant could hypothetically cover the cost to finish former Mayor Jorge O. Elorza’s ambitious “urban trail” network. But...
UNCHARTED TERRITORY: Bill Krarmer is the president of US Extruders Inc. in Westerly, which recently applied for an R.I. Commerce Corp. grant to work on recycling old fishing nets as plastic material for new products.
PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Starting over hasn’t curbed manufacturer’s desire to improve, innovate

(Editor’s note: This is the sixth installment in a monthly series highlighting some of the region’s ­unsung manufacturers that make products essential to the...
SKEPTICAL: Attorney ­Joshua Hawks-Ladds says he believes the Federal Trade Commission may modify its proposal to prohibit noncompete agreements so it doesn’t have such a sweeping effect.
PBN PHOTO/­ELIZABETH ­GRAHAM

A lost clause? FTC may ban noncompete pacts

Thirty million people. That’s how many workers federal regulators say could find new jobs, increase their wages, or even start their own companies if...
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