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JANET COIT, director of the state Department of Environmental Management, said Rhode Island will use the nearly $21 million in federal grants for an array of water improvements projects / PBN FILE PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Rhode Island gets $22M for water improvement projects

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island has received nearly $22 million in federal grants for drinking water and wastewater improvement projects, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency...

HarborOne gets approval for Coastway acquisition

PROVIDENCE – HarborOne Bancorp Inc. in Massachusetts has received regulatory approval to complete its acquisition of Coastway Bancorp Inc. in Rhode Island and the...

Home Loan Investment Bank collects donations for veterans food pantry

JOHNSTON – Banks can help people with more than money, proved this week by Home Loan Investment Bank.When supplies were running low at Operation...
FOCUSED: Gina M. Raimondo is running against Matt Brown in the Democratic Party primary Sept. 12. She’s touting her role in getting Rhode Islanders back to work and efforts to boost job training.
 / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Governor’s push for clean energy moves forward on eve of primary...

PROVIDENCE – Gov. Gina M. Raimondo's clean energy plan for Rhode Island is moving forward this week, the state announced on the eve of...

Bristol County Savings Bank opens Warwick loan office to serve businesses

WARWICK – Bristol County Savings Bank has opened a loan office in Warwick, the bank said, to serve businesses and grow its presence in...

Five Questions With: James W. Blake

James W. Blake is CEO of Brockton-based HarborOne Bancorp Inc., parent company of HarborOne Bank, with branches in southeastern Massachusetts and Rhode Island. The...

Investment firm agrees to fine and censure over sales of real...

PROVIDENCE – An investment firm owned by Boston-based LPL Financial LLC has agreed with Massachusetts securities regulators to pay a $50,000 fine for its...

Public interest groups get more time to review rewrite of Volcker...

PROVIDENCE – Federal regulators are giving the public an extra month to review and provide input on proposed changes to the so-called “Volcker Rule”...

Accounting firm Marcum names 6 new partners in Boston, other cities

PROVIDENCE – Marcum LLP, one of the nation’s largest accounting firms, has promoted six associates to the position of partner, including Bradford Taylor at...
CASH BONUS: The Washington Trust Co. said it was able to provide employees with one-time cash bonuses in January as a result of a reduction in its corporate taxes. Patricia Fernandez, left, professional flex banker at Washington Trust on Waterman Street in Providence, speaks with customer Nina Pratt of Providence.
 / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Banks say tax reform allowed for increased spending on staff, infrastructure

Many banks in Rhode Island and elsewhere have showered employees with pay raises and bonuses since President Donald Trump and fellow Republicans in Congress...
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