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Thousands march peacefully 4 days after ‘mob’ violence

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Scores of protesters dressed in black rallied peacefully in downtown Providence on Friday to denounce police brutality against people of...
RHODE ISLAND has been allocated another $6.2 million in federal funds to elp the homeless or people facing eviction during the COVID-19 pandemic. / AP FILE PHOTO/CAROLYN KASTER

Rhode Island gets $6M to stop homelessness during pandemic

PROVIDENCE (AP) – Rhode Island is getting another $6.2 million to help the homeless or people facing eviction during the coronavirus crisis. The new federal...
THE VECTRIX MAXI is a highway-legal two-seat scooter with a top-speed of 62 mph. The all-electric vehicle can go as far as 60 miles on a charge. Four city police officers will be testing the emissions-free vehicles. /

Do you believe your local police department properly exercises the use...

The killing of George Floyd while he was in police custody in Minnesota has sparked widespread protesting around the country, seeking justice for him...
OUT OF POCKET: Robert Berczuk, publisher of The Jamestown Press, says the money his newspaper is losing as a result of a 33% decline in ad revenue is coming directly out of his pocket, but he has assured his staff of six that there will be no pay cuts, layoffs or furloughs. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Should newspapers be rescued by the government?

Newspaper publisher John Howell didn’t think he would ever have to lay himself off. But when COVID-19 hit the United States, that’s exactly what he...

Lt. Gov. McKee floats relief plan on his own

Lt. Gov. Daniel J. McKee is proposing using a portion of Rhode Island’s $1.25 billion in federal COVID-19 relief funds to create grant and...

Former Providence attorney sentenced for mail fraud, pension theft

PROVIDENCE – Oleg Nikolyszyn, a former city attorney who fraudulently collected pension funds in the name of a former client following the man’s death,...

5% hotel tax collection in March plummets over 50% Y/Y

PROVIDENCE – Collection of the state 5% hotel tax in March declined 50.7% year over year to $562,853, the R.I. Department of Revenue said...

R.I. Energy Council, RIMA call for suspension of energy-efficiency program

BRISTOL – The Energy Council of Rhode Island and the Rhode Island Manufacturing Association are calling on the General Assembly to suspend the Energy...

After Q1 loss, R.I. pension fund earns $450M in April rebound

PROVIDENCE – After a $900 million loss in the first quarter of 2020, the state pension fund is starting to rebound. Pension investments earned $450...
THE SENATE has passed legislation that lower an original requirement that at least 75% of Paycheck Protection Program money be used on payroll costs, reducing that threshold to 60% of the loan. / AP FILE PHOTO/PATRICK SEMANSKY

Senate passes fix for small-business coronavirus relief

WASHINGTON (AP) – The Senate on Wednesday passed legislation to make it easier for businesses struggling during the coronavirus pandemic to take advantage...

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