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R.I. PUBLIC TRANSIT Authority CEO Scott Avedisian said a $3.3 million grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation will allow the agency to make "critical" repairs on the Chafee Maintenance Facility in Providence. / PBN FILE PHOTO/ RUPERT WHITELEY

RIPTA gets $3.3M for bus maintenance facility

PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Public Transit Authority received $3.3 million in federal funds to modernize its infrastructure, Sen. Jack Reed, D-R.I., and the U.S....

Magaziner uses state pension fund to push for corporate accountability

PROVIDENCE – In overseeing investments made through the state’s employee pension fund, General Treasurer Seth Magaziner isn’t just watching the stock markets.His office recently...
GOV. GINA M RAIMONDO and the R.I. Department of Education announced a new program that would offer high school juniors from low-income families to financial incentives prepare for the college application process. /PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

New RIDE program pays low-income high school juniors to prepare for...

PROVIDENCE – High school juniors may now be eligible for up to $2,000 in short- and long-term payments to help afford college preparation tasks,...
MASSACHUSETTS U.S. ATTORNEY Andrew E. Lelling has announced the conviction of a former Rhode Island physician for his role in a 2012 Medicare fraud scheme. / COURTESY U.S. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE

Former R.I. physician convicted of Medicare fraud

BOSTON — A physician and former employee of New England Pain Management Associates, Inc. was convicted Sept. 21 by a federal jury of conspiring...
CONNECTICUT owners of so-called pass-through businesses currently have a workaround to the federal $10,000 SALT deduction limit due to a state law passed earlier this year. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL NAGLE

Connecticut’s SALT bypass offers hidden perk for money managers

NEW YORK - Hedge fund and private equity managers in Connecticut may have more to like about the state’s novel workaround for a new cap...

Is liberal-leaning Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse making a difference in a deeply...

A consistently liberal voice on both fiscal and social issues since joining the Senate in 2007, Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse, D-R.I., has made a name...

Can a onetime garbageman who served on the state’s highest court...

A onetime garbageman who became an attorney and member of Rhode Island’s highest court, Robert G. Flanders Jr. has called himself the “embodiment of...

Female architects, engineers scarce in R.I.

Ocean State women are still struggling to make inroads in some traditionally male-dominated fields, including jobs that might not immediately come to mind, such...
CUSTOMER FOCUS: Ronni Kenoian, left, marketing manager for InsureMyTrip.com, speaks with Martha Manzi, office manager. Kenoian said the company’s focus regarding travel insurance is to serve the customer, rather than make a profit. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

‘Flyer Beware’ report questions value of travel insurance

“Flyer Beware,” an August report researched and published by the office of Sen. Edward J. Markey, D-Mass., calls into question the value of travel...
A FRESH BREEZE SHOULD BLOW: Meetings of the New England Power Pool, a regional energy trade association, should be open to the public, since energy policy is being developed there at the request of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. Pictured is the Block Island Wind Farm. 
 / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/ERIC THAYER

Regional power group should open its meetings to the public

Under normal circumstances, industry associations are private organizations, and as such, their gatherings do not fall under standard public-meeting access rules. But not all...
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