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THE CITY OF CRANSTON is eliminating 21 municipal positions as part of a cost-cutting initiative, Mayor Kenneth J. Hopkins announced Friday. / COURTESY FEDERAL RESERVE

Cranston to eliminate 21 city positions as part of cost-cutting initiative

CRANSTON – Mayor Kenneth J. Hopkins announced late Friday that the city is implementing a series of workforce reductions that will result in 21...

R.I. COVID-19 cases increase by 160, with 2 deaths

PROVIDENCE – Confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Rhode Island increased by 160, with two new deaths, the R.I. Department of Health said Friday.      Hospitalizations of COVID-19 patients...

Embattled coastal agency loses longtime leader, lands funding and new appointees

PROVIDENCE – The embattled state agency charged with coastal regulation is losing one of its longtime administrative leaders, while also gaining new appointees and...

Are you concerned about Bally’s Corp.’s plans to sell its two...

Bally's Corp. on June 28 announced it has agreed to sell the property and buildings of Twin River Casino in Lincoln and Bally’s Tiverton...
WITH CARE NEW ENGLAND HEALTH SYSTEM looking to make a merger or acquisition deal, new legislation approved by the General Assembly adds new rules in order for such a transaction to be approved. Pictured is Care New England's Women & Infants Hospital in Providence. / COURTESY WOMEN & INFANTS HOSPITAL

Will R.I. legislation on hospital mergers, acquisitions scare off suitors?

The state review process for buying or selling hospitals in Rhode Island is going to get tougher under newly approved legislation. Meanwhile, one of the...
REP. JAMES R. LANGEVIN, D-R.I., right, endorses R.I. Treasurer Seth Magaziner for the 2nd Congressional District seat. / PBN PHOTO/JAMES BESSETTE

Langevin endorses Magaziner in 2nd district; parties deny trying to cull...

PROVIDENCE – One day after the Republican field in the 2nd Congressional District race was narrowed to one, outgoing Rep. James R. Langevin, D-R.I.,...

R.I. Energy Commissioner Ucci to step down July 23

PROVIDENCE - Another state cabinet member is stepping down, after 2 1/2 years on the job. R.I. Energy Commissioner Nicholas S. Ucci will be leaving...

McKee signs driving privileges for undocumented residents into law

CRANSTON – Gov. Daniel J. McKee Thursday signed into law legislation that gives undocumented Rhode Islanders driving privileges. The bill, which cleared the Senate on...

R.I. COVID-19 cases increase by 224, with no deaths

PROVIDENCE – Confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Rhode Island increased by 224, with no new deaths, the R.I. Department of Health said Thursday. Hospitalizations of COVID-19 patients...

Sen. Whitehouse tests positive for COVID-19

PROVIDENCE – U.S. Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse tweeted Thursday morning that he has tested positive for COVID-19 after experiencing “mild symptoms.” The Rhode Island Democrat, who...

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