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COLLECTIONS of the state's 5% hotel tax grew in September in comparison with September 2018, while the 1% hotel tax saw a year-over-year decrease. /PBN FILE PHOTO STEPHANIE ALVAREZ EWENS

DOR: State’s 5% hotel tax shows increase in September, while 1%...

PROVIDENCE – The 5% hotel tax generated $2.5 million in revenue for the state in September, a 2.4% year-over-year increase from the $2.4 million...
Retired R.I. Superior Court Presiding Justice Joseph F. Rodgers Jr. died Friday at the age of 78. COURTESY R.I. JUDICIARY

Retired R.I. Superior Court Presiding Justice Joseph F. Rodgers Jr. dies...

PROVIDENCE – Retired R.I. Superior Court Presiding Justice Joseph F. Rodgers Jr., who had served in that role for 18 years, died at home...
THE R.I. DEPARTMENT of Transportation announced Thursday that construction on the Oxford Street Bridge replacement has been completed six months ahead of schedule and about $500,000 under budget. / COURTESY R.I. DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

RIDOT: I-95 Oxford Street Bridge replacement completed ahead of schedule, $500K...

PROVIDENCE — Construction to replace the Oxford Street Bridge on Interstate 95 in the city was completed this week, six months ahead of schedule...

UNFI agrees to sell 13 Shoppers food stores in mid-Atlantic...

PROVIDENCE — United Natural Foods Inc. announced Friday that it has entered into agreements to sell 13 of its 43 Shoppers Food & Pharmacy...

Coutu Bros. Movers acquires North Kingstown competitor

WARWICK — JMR Holdings Inc., operating as Coutu Bros. Movers, has purchased a North Kingstown moving company. The combined fleet and personnel will double...

City Council approves tax deal for Providence hotel

PROVIDENCE – The City Council on Thursday approved a $2.7 million tax break for a developer planning to turn two vacant downtown buildings into...
U.S. NONFARM PAYROLL employment increased 266,000 in November. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/JEENAH MOON

U.S. Jobs Trounce Forecasts With 266,000 Gain; Wages Heat Up

U.S. job gains roared back in November as unemployment matched a half-century low and wages topped estimates, giving the Federal Reserve more reason to...

Housing shortage focus of upcoming summit at Rhode Island College

PROVIDENCE – Housing, health and education advocates will hold a summit Dec. 11 focused on the statewide housing shortage. The program is intended to set...

NAI Advisors opens in Providence

PROVIDENCE – NAI Advisors, an office of NAI Global, has opened an office downtown that will cover the Rhode Island market and southeastern Massachusetts,...

Soccer project has support PawSox lacked

Pawtucket’s future looks brighter thanks to a proposed $400 million development that includes a soccer stadium, hotel, mixed-use and commercial space, and an indoor...
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