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CVS Caremark inks disability employment pact

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Disability Employment Policy and CVS Caremark Corp. (NYSE: CVS) have established a two-year nationwide alliance...

URI gets $1.1M to study global warming in Arctic

NARRAGANSETT – Researchers at the University of Rhode Island’s Graduate School of Oceanography have been awarded grants totaling $1.1 million from the National Science...

PEMA asks cell phone users to register for Reverse 911

PROVIDENCE – The city’s Emergency Management Agency and Office of Homeland Security (PEMA) is asking cell phone users who live or work in Providence...

R.I., Mass. receive poor return on federal tax dollars

NORTHAMPTON, Mass. – Thirty states and the District of Columbia received more money from the federal government in fiscal 2005 than their residents paid...
DEVELOPER Capitol Cove LLC has agreed to work exclusively with contractors who are affiliated with registered apprenticeship programs, said Greg Mancini of BuildRI. /

Capitol Cove to move forward

PROVIDENCE – The Capitol Cove development that twice has stalled because of union picketing will be completed under new bidding guidelines, which are to...

Drop plans to refine ethanol at Quonset

Let’s get this out on the table right away: Ethanol produced from corn is not a “green” fuel. In fact, it may be just...

Clean under ramps around downtown

Downtown Providence has looked great since the formation of the Downtown Improvement District, which has invested in beautifying the city and sends out crews...
FISHING CHARTERS attract tourists from the rest of the Northeast but few Rhode Islanders, the local boat captains say. /

Recreational fishing regs put squeeze on charters

Much of the tourism in Rhode Island revolves around the water – from “WaterFire Providence,” to hiking along Newport’s Cliff Walk, to kayaking on...
THE VINEYARDS in Newport offer nearly year-round experiences near the City by the Sea’s historic mansions. /

Celebrating a sense of this place

It was First Lady Suzanne Carcieri’s idea. Proud of the Ocean State’s natural beauty and cultural heritage, and aware that many Rhode Islanders don’t...
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Foliage brings tourists for all R.I. attractions

Rhode Island’s fall foliage creates a great backdrop for locals who want to experience nature’s colorful palette through various activities, but it also attracts...
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