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DLT launches COVID-19-related job seeker resource platform

PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Department of Labor and Training is launching an online platform called RI Navigator to help job seekers navigate unemployment resources,...
CASES OF COVID-19 in Rhode Island totaled 170 on Wednesday. / COURTESY R.I DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH

R.I. COVID-19 cases increase by 170, with 3 more deaths

PROVIDENCE – Cases of COVID-19 in Rhode Island increased by 170 on Wednesday, the R.I. Department of Health said Thursday. Cases of the virus have...

OER launches renewable energy storage incentive pilot program

PROVIDENCE – The state will offer extra financial incentives for renewable energy developers to store the electricity generated from their projects, the R.I. Office...

Providence extends #ReThinkPVD campaign to aid local vendors

PROVIDENCE – The city has extended the #ReThinkPVD campaign through Jan. 1 to aid local businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic, Mayor Jorge O. Elorza...
JOHNSON & WALES UNIVERSITY announced late Wednesday that 31 students living off-campus tested positive for COVID-19. / PBN FILE PHOTO/JAMES BESSETTE

31 Johnson & Wales University students test positive for COVID-19

PROVIDENCE – Thirty-one Johnson & Wales University off-campus students have tested positive for COVID-19, JWU Providence Campus President Marie Bernardo-Sousa said in a statement...
TEIN RIVER WORLDWIDE HOLDINGS has entered into an agreement to acquire a hotel in Illinois for $120 million.

Twin River agrees to purchase Illinois-based casino for $120M

PROVIDENCE – Twin River Worldwide Holdings Inc. has agreed to acquire Jumer’s Casino & Hotel in Illinois for $120 million in cash, the company...

U.S. layoffs remain elevated as 837,000 seek jobless aid

WASHINGTON (AP) – The number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits declined last week to a still-high 837,000, evidence that the economy is struggling to...

East Providence mayor says city will examine options on Metacomet property

EAST PROVIDENCE – Mayor Bob DaSilva said this week he is working with the city’s legal team to explore all options available to the...

Five Questions With: Mike Pereira

Mike Pereira, a real estate agent with HomeSmart Professionals Real Estate in Warwick, has been selected by the 2,000-member Greater Providence Board of Realtors...

R.I. authorizes 40-year lease for property at Pawtucket/Central Falls rail station

PAWTUCKET – Rhode Island’s State Properties Committee this week authorized a 40-year lease between the R.I. Department of Transportation, Amtrak and the Rhode Island...

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