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RHODE ISLAND's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate declined from 4.3 percent in June to 4.1 percent in July. / COURTESY R.I. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR AND TRAINING

Unemployment ticks down, job gains continue for R.I. in July

PROVIDENCE – The Rhode Island seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 4.1 percent in July, two-tenths of a percentage point lower than the unemployment rate...
EXIT 3 on I-195 West will be closed starting Sunday through the fall of 2019. RIDOT encourages drivers to take Exit 2 to reach Gano Street during the closure. / COURTESY R.I. DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

RIDOT: I-195 W Exit 3 ramp closing Sunday through 2019 fall

PROVIDENCE – The Exit 3 Gano Street offramp from Interstate 195 West in Providence will be closed effective Sunday night though the fall of...
THE PROVIDENCE FIRE DEPARTMENT has received $993,309 from the federal government for additional training for 173 officers. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/ANDREW HARRER

Providence Fire Department receives $993,309 in federal funds

PROVIDENCE – The Providence Fire Department has received $993,309 in federal funds from the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s Assistance to Firefighters grant, Rhode Island’s...
THUNDERMIST HEALTH CENTER was one of eight Rhode Island health centers to receive funds from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Health Center Quality Improvement grants. The HHS awarded a total of $1.1 million to Rhode Island health centers for fiscal 2018. / COURTESY RHODE ISLAND HEALTH AND EDUCATIONAL BUILDING CORP.

U.S. HHS awards 8 R.I. health centers $1.1M

PROVIDENCE – The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services announced Wednesday a total of $1.1 million in fiscal 2018 Health Center Quality Improvement...
THE PROVIDENCE POLICE Department announced the return of the school-zone speed cameras will begin on Sept. 4, with ticket issuance beginning on Oct. 23. There will be 15 such cameras located in Providence school zones.

Providence school-zone speed cameras to resume Sept. 4

PROVIDENCE – School-zone speed-zone cameras are scheduled to begin activation starting Sept. 4, the Providence Police Department announced Wednesday.The speed camera program, which launched...
VINEYARD WIND, the Massachusetts wind project to be built off the coast of Martha's Vineyard, will provide electricity at an average price of 6.5 cents per kilowatt hour in 2017 dollars over the course of a 20-year contract, significantly less than previous wind cost estimates or offerings. Above, the Block Island Wind Farm operated by Deepwater Wind, the first offshore wind farm in the United States. / COURTESY DEEPWATER

Vineyard Wind project energy costs less than from conventional sources

PROVIDENCE – Earlier this month, the wholesale price of electricity (including renewable energy certificates) to be generated by the 800-megawatt Vineyard Wind project was...

EPA provides $240,500 grant for Massachusetts beach monitoring

PROVIDENCE - The Mass. Department of Public Health has received $240,500 from the Environmental Protection Agency to support beach water quality monitoring and public...

Crowd cheers for Citizens Bank’s new corporate campus

JOHNSTON – Citizens Bank unveiled its new corporate campus Tuesday as several hundred employees and supporters – many wearing company green T-shirts - cheered...
SECRETARY OF THE COMMONWEALTH William F. Galvin said the SEC’s new rules of conduct for securities broker-dealers should be more stringent, like those for investment advisers. / COURTESY MASS. SECRETARY OF THE COMMONWEALTH

Groups, officials weigh in on SEC-proposed standard of conduct for broker-dealers

PROVIDENCE – Numerous groups and officials weighed in last week on the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s Regulation Best Interest proposal that sets a...
PROVIDENCE MAYOR Jorge O. Elorza said the Providence Business Loan Fund was revamped under his administration and the program so far has provided more than $2.4 million in loans to local small businesses duriing his administration. / PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Elorza emphasizes Providence business loan program

PROVIDENCE – Mayor Jorge O. Elorza recently toured local businesses helped by the Providence Business Loan Fund. Elorza, running against two democratic challengers in the...
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