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Tuesday, December 18, 2018


Congress approves landmark energy legislation

WASHINGTON – The first new fuel-economy standards in 32 years, a fourfold increase in the use of ethanol and other “biofuels” and a phase-out...

Study: States 27% short in pension, benefit funding

PHILADELPHIA – U.S. states have nearly a 27 percent shortfall in funding required to meet the $2.73 trillion in pension and benefits payments they...

EPA: Brayton Point deal to cut water use, heat 95%

BOSTON – A settlement between the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and Dominion Energy Brayton Point LLC, endorsed by the State of Rhode Island and...

Lynch, Children’s Health Forum announce $1.2M in lead-poisoning grants

PROVIDENCE – Six local agencies will receive $1.2 million to help eliminate childhood lead poisoning across Rhode Island, according to R.I. Attorney General Patrick...

Greenspan favors bailout for distressed homeowners

WASHINGTON – Former Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan has come out in favor of a government bailout for Americans at risk of losing their...
REGISTERED NURSE Colleen MacTavish-Thurber talks with patient Alice Lemos at Grandview Center in Cumberland. Lemos, who was read her last rites shortly before Thanksgiving, has outlived her doctors’ expectations. /

When life doesn’t end as expected

Melinda Lemos-Jackson sought hospice care for her mother soon after her Parkinson’s disease was deemed to have reached its end stage last January. Medicare...
Jennifer O'Shea /

O’Shea named partner at tech PR firm SVM

Jennifer O’Shea has been named partner at SVM, an advertising, public relations and marketing communications firm. She will lead the agency’s growing staff...

RIPEC: R.I. tops nation in spending for fire safety

Rhode Island spends more on fire safety than any other state, when ranked per capita and by expenditures per $1,000, but is near the...

RIPEC study good for budget talks

As a parting gift to the citizens of Rhode Island before he heads off to run the R.I. Department of Revenue, Gary S. Sasse...
SHERRI CARRERA said that the cost of putting sprinklers up to
comply with fire codes is still a problem for small businesses. /

She lends a hand by lending an ear to small businesses

In the 14 years Sherri Carrera has served the small-business community, she just about has heard it all. Issues have ranged from the routine,...
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