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EPA allowing summer sales of higher ethanol gasoline blend, citing global...

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) – The Environmental Protection Agency cleared the way Friday for a higher blend of ethanol to be sold nationwide for the...
ADVOCATES for bus riders will be keeping close tabs on the person the R.I. Public Transit Authority hires to lead the agency now that Scott Avedisian has resigned. / PBN FILE PHOTO/ MICHAEL SALERNO

Next RIPTA chief will have many challenges to navigate through

Public transit advocates have been adamant that the next CEO of the R.I. Public Transit Authority be someone outside the state’s political sphere who...

Providence 10th best ‘weed city’ in the nation, study finds

PROVIDENCE – The capital city is ranked 10th best in the nation for marijuana enthusiasts in a report by Real Estate Witch.  The Missouri-based real...

Providence City Council passes ordinance tightening ‘8% law’ tax breaks

PROVIDENCE – The City Council approved a new ordinance that will govern the use of a state low-income housing incentive known as the "8%...

2024 WaterFire season slated to begin May 11

PROVIDENCE – The upcoming WaterFire season will include six full lightings starting on June 1 and two partial lightings. The next WaterFire event, an annual...
RHODE ISLAND'S UNEMPLOYMENT RATE increased to 4% in March, according to the R.I. Department of Labor and Training. /AP FILE PHOTO / NAM Y. HUH

Are you concerned that R.I.’s unemployment rate has risen for six...

For the sixth consecutive month, Rhode Island's unemployment rate increased in March to 4%. The seasonally adjusted rate is one-tenth of a percentage point higher...

Bills aim to give R.I. public libraries a break from high...

A lot of Rhode Islanders want to read Kristin Hannah’s latest novel, “The Women.”  The e-book version of Hannah’s Vietnam War narrative had 837 holds...

Courtyard Providence Downtown acquired by DelMonte, Rockbridge

PROVIDENCE – The Courtyard Providence Downtown, operated by Marriott at 32 Exchange Terrace at Memorial Boulevard, was recently bought by two companies called DelMonte...
CONFIRMED CASES of COVID-19 in Rhode Island increased by 138, with three deaths, from April 7-13, the R.I. Department of Health says.

R.I. COVID-19 cases increased by 138 last week, with 3...

PROVIDENCE – Confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Rhode Island increased by 138, with three deaths, from April 7-13, the R.I. Department of Health said Thursday.  Typically, the...

Average long-term U.S. mortgage rate climbs above 7% to highest level...

LOS ANGELES (AP) – Prospective homebuyers are facing higher costs to finance a home with the average long-term U.S. mortgage rate moving above 7%...
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