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Legislative grants assist adult day care facility

GREENVILLE – The Dora C. Howard Centre, an adult day care center in Greenville, has received two legislative grants totaling $20,000 to help fund...

Home insurance rates should go up

Homeowners in Rhode Island are paying much more for insurance than they had been used to – in some cases triple the previous rate. Consumer...
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A cause for illustration

U.S. Rep. Patrick J. Kennedy, D-R.I., is on a campaign to institute parity for mental health services. He has enlisted students at the Rhode...
MICHAEL CORRENTE says that, besides "Prince of Providence," he wants to make 10 horror films based on screenplays by local college students. /

Corrente wants to boost R.I. film production

Michael Corrente recently spoke to friends and family at The Columbus Theater on Broadway about his latest movie, “Brooklyn Rules,” starring Freddie Prinze Jr.,...

Qwest ex-CEO found guilty of insider trading

DENVER – Former Qwest Communications International CEO Joseph Nacchio’s conviction yesterday on insider-trading charges hinged on a misleading conference call, according to Bloomberg News....

E.U. ministers say euro doesn’t hurt growth

BERLIN – The euro’s two-year high against the dollar is not hurting the economies of Europe, euro-zone finance ministers said today. “The euro appreciated...

Pet-food recall spreads as deadly chemical<br> is found in another ingredient

The nationwide pet food recall was expanded yesterday after U.S. health officials found melamine in a rice-protein concentrate imported from China, Bloomberg News said. Melamine...
U.S. Senator Jack Reed (D-RI) /

R.I. to get $600,000 for homeless veterans

PROVIDENCE – A $614,882 grant from the federal government will help the Gateway to Independence Program at Nickerson Community Center expand its services for...
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R.I. jobless rate hits 4.5-year low

CRANSTON – Rhode Island’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate fell to 4.2 percent in March from February’s 4.4 percent, bettering the U.S. rate for the...
TURBINES CATCH THE BREEZE at Meridian Energy Ltd's Te Apiti wind farm outside Palmerston North, on the North Island of New Zealand; the farm's 55 turbines power 900 homes.  /

Study: R.I. could get 75%<br> of power from wind

PROVIDENCE – Gov. Donald L. Carcieri today announced that Rhode Island has sufficient wind capacity to meet his goal of deriving 15 percent of...
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