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RIMA backs Raimondo in first-ever endorsement of a political candidate

NORTH SMITHFIELD – The Rhode Island Manufacturers Association announced its endorsement of Gov. Gina M. Raimondo Oct. 10, marking the organization’s first-ever endorsement of...

Jackson pleads nolo contendere to embezzlement, campaign finance charges

PROVIDENCE – Former City Councilman Kevin Jackson pleaded no contest to charges related to the unlawful appropriation and embezzlement of funds from the Providence...

City, retirees projected to save $700K by switching drug plan to...

FALL RIVER – The city and its retirees are projected to save approximately $700,000 over the next two years by switching a drug insurance...
SHATTERED DREAM: Pictured is the site of the former Apex department store in downtown Pawtucket, which had been the proposed location for a new ballpark for the Pawtucket Red Sox until the team announced it found a better deal with Worcester, Mass., where it will be moving in two years./ PBN FILE PHOTO/PAMELA BHATIA

Given the departure of the Pawtucket Red Sox to Worcester, Mass.,...

With the reality of the departure of the Pawtucket Red Sox setting in, political leaders and small business owners are cassting about for ways...
GOV. GINA M. RAIMONDO said Thursday the state has cut the volume of regulations for businesses by almost one-third.
 / PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Raimondo announces reduction in regulations

PROVIDENCE – Gov. Gina M. Raimondo announced Thursday her administration has reduced by almost one-third the volume of regulations affecting small businesses in Rhode...
FALL RIVER Mayor Jasiel F. Correia has been arrested on charges that he defrauded investors and used funds to pay for a lavish lifestyle and political campaign. / COURTESY FALL RIVER

Fall River mayor arrested in FBI investigation

FALL RIVER – Mayor Jasiel F. Correia II has been arrested on charges that he defrauded investors and used funds to pay for a...
TYPIFIED BY SCHOOLS FOR HIGHER-LEARNING such as The University of Rhode Island in South Kingstown, shown above, credit ratings firm Fitch noted that Rhode Island's economy is "weighted toward education and health services." / COURTESY UNIVERSITY OF RHODE ISLAND

Fitch gives solid investment grade ratings to new state bonds

PROVIDENCE – Predicting modest economic growth in Rhode Island and noting "prudent fiscal management" in state government, Fitch Ratings gave solid investment-grade ratings for...

Baker names MassCyberCenter director, Cybersecurity Strategy Council members

PROVIDENCE – Massachusetts has new cybersecurity leaders, just announced at the 2018 Massachusetts Cybersecurity Forum by Mass. Gov. Charlie Baker.Baker also announced grants made...
RHODE ISLAND'S 5 PERCENT hotel tax collections totaled $21.5 million in fiscal 2018. The Omni Providence Hotel, pictured above, accounted for $1.2 million of the tax collection for the fiscal year. / PBN FILE PHOTO/STEPHANIE ALVAREZ EWENS

5% hotel tax collection in FY18 rises nearly 10%

PROVIDENCE – Collection of the 5 percent hotel tax in Rhode Island totaled $21.5 million in fiscal 2018, a 9.9 percent increase year over...
GOV. GINA M. RAIMONDO and Lt. Gov. Daniel J. McKee are not entirely in agreement over the response of National Grid Rhode Island to the recent storms. / PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO / COURTESY TOWN OF CUMBERLAND

National Grid praised for energy efficiency but chided for rate increases

PROVIDENCE – National Grid Rhode Island, the state’s largest utility company, gave itself a proverbial pat on the back Friday after Rhode Island and...
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