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RHODE ISLAND has the seventh highest "tax burden" in the nation, a sum of a states property tax, individual income tax and total sales and excise tax, all as a share of total personal state income. / COURTESY WALLETHUB

WalletHub: R.I. has 7th-highest tax burden in U.S.

PROVIDENCE - Rhode Islanders scrambling to put together their taxes ahead of April 17 may already be feeling the burden of Rhode Island’s tax...
RHODE ISLAND RANKED No. 27 for taxpayer return on investment. / COURTESY WALLETHUB

WalletHub ranks Rhode Island 27th in return on investment for taxes...

PROVIDENCE - Rhode Island was ranked No. 27 for best taxpayer return on investment in a WalletHub report Monday that ranked all 50 states in...
THE NEWPORT CLASSICAL MUSIC FESTIVAL will again feature a concert in the Breakers mansion. Above, french horn virtuoso Eric Ruske performs at The Breakers in Newport. / COURTESY NEWPORT MUSIC FESTIVAL

Newport Music Festival to feature 42 concerts for its 50th anniversary

NEWPORT - To celebrate its 50th anniversary this summer, the Newport Music Festival will feature Joshua Bell, A Far Cry and Imani Winds among...
AS PART OF A MINOR LEAGUE BASEBALL initiative to be more inclusive, the Pawtucket Red Sox will be renamed the Osos Polares de Pawtucket, “Polar Bears of Pawtucket” in English, during all Tuesday games this season. The program was revealed at a Tuesday morning press conference at Ella Risk Elementary School in Central Falls, a school that has about a 78% Hispanic student population, according to the team. / COURTESY PAWTUCKET RED SOX

PawSox to play as ‘Osos Polares’ on Tuesdays this season

PAWTUCKET – On Tuesdays this season, the Pawtucker Red Sox will play under a new name: Osos Polares de Pawtucket, or in English, the...
THE HOUSING NETWORK of Rhode Island announced its 2018 awardees which will be honored at its annual meeting on May 21.

Housing Network of Rhode Island announces 2018 awardees, annual meeting

PROVIDENCE - The Housing Network of Rhode Island will mark a year of progress in affordable housing at its annual meeting on May 21,...
Having seen juvenile malnutrition in her father's native Tanzania, Navyn Salem started making ready-to-use food in Rhode Island. Edesia's success has led the nonprofit to expand this spring, growing jobs here and expanding where it can combat childhood hunger globally. / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Nutrition nonprofit Edesia launches corporate giving program

NORTH KINGSTOWN – Nonprofit Edesia announced Thursday that it is launching a new corporate giving program, allowing companies to participate in producing its humanitarian...

CVS announces second annual Crave RI food festival in Charity Classic...

PROVIDENCE – The CVS Health Charity Classic Events series will kick off with the second annual Crave RI food festival on June 21 and...
RHODE ISLAND RANKED No. 39 on a list of states with the least negative equity, with only six states having a greater percentage of mortgaged homes with negative equity (not all states returned data for this list). / COURTESY CORELOGIC

Negative equity share in R.I. falls to 7.3% in 2017 Q4,...

PROVIDENCE – Despite seeing an average homeowner equity gain of $20,000 in 2017, Rhode Island still ranked No. 39 on a list of states...
THE POTTER-COLLYER HOUSE, at 67 Cedar St., was recently awarded a historic marker by the Preservation Society of Pawtucket. Originally built in 1863, it was augmented and expanded in 1877, 1895 and 1902, and was moved from its original location on the west side of Pine Street in 1962 during the construction of Interstate 95. / COURTESY PRESERVATION SOCIETY OF PAWTUCKET

Preservation Society of Pawtucket encourages applications for historic marker program

PAWTUCKET – The Preservation Society of Pawtucket announced on Tuesday that it was seeking applications from business and homeowners to apply for its historic...
THE R.I. DIVISION OF PUBLIC UTILITIES AND CARRIERS has asked National Grid Rhode Island to pare its proposed rate increase by 75.2 percent. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/STEVE HOCKSTEIN

Glocester wells off with electricity as National Grid wraps repairs

GLOCESTER – By 5:30 p.m. Thursday, National Grid reported about 7,549 people in Rhode Island were without electrical service after a nor'easter dumped heavy...
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