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General Treasurer Frank T. Caprio, in conjunction with Tax Administrator David M. Sullivan, announced a new program to help return unclaimed or abandoned property to the rightful owners. /

R.I. aims to help reclaim<br> unclaimed property

PROVIDENCE – An auditor training program has been developed by General Treasurer Frank T. Caprio, Tax Administrator David M. Sullivan and the Department of...

Patrick seeks disaster declaration in Uxbridge fire

UXBRIDGE, Mass. – The Mass. Emergency Management Agency yesterday established a Disaster Assistance Center at Uxbridge Town Hall, 21 South Main St., for businesses...
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Dollar falls to record low against the euro

Speculation that the subprime mortgage crisis is spreading drove the dollar to a record low against that euro today, while pushing it down to...

Warwick joins EPA initiative for energy efficiency

WARWICK – The City of Warwick is one of 30 New England communities, and the only one in Rhode Island, to join a U.S....

R.I., Mass. lag in environmentally sound building

Being energy-conscious need not stop at trading in an SUV for a hybrid car, or replacing incandescent bulbs with fluorescent ones – it can...

Legislative loss could hurt RIPA plans

Gov. Donald L. Carcieri’s failed effort this year to create a R.I. Power Authority to finance the development and purchasing of power from wind,...

Advice: When the EPA comes knocking

Surprise inspections by either the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency or state environmental agencies may not be as frequent as in past years. However, it...

EPA sampling reservoirs in Rhode Island

Scientists from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s New England Regional Laboratory sampled three reservoirs in Rhode Island last week, starting last Wednesday, as part...

New act creates bad insurance for small businesses

If Cadillac-quality health insurance coverage is too expensive for small businesses, is Chevy-quality coverage better than no coverage at all? In the complicated discussions...

Group buying an idea whose time has come

With the fiscal year 2008 budget safely passed, it is time to look ahead. A good place to start – because it should be relatively...

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