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A lifeline for pre-Medicare adults

Ten years after the passage of the Affordable Care Act, the Trump administration is now asking the Supreme Court to overturn it. Yet it’s...

Extra $600 for the unemployed is high, but vital

Americans who lost their jobs because of the pandemic had been getting a $600 bump on top of state benefits in their weekly unemployment...

DEM: $3M available to clean brownfields

PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Department of Environmental Management says $3 million is available for grants to clean and redevelop contaminated properties known as brownfields...

Sojourner House receives $500K grant to aid human trafficking victims

PROVIDENCE – The state has received a $499,998 grant from the U.S. Department of Justice’s Office of Justice Programs and its component, the Office...
THE PRUDENCE ISLAND LIGHT, the oldest lighthouse in Rhode Island, is being offered for a sale or transfer by the U.S. government. / PHOTO COURTESY U.S. GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION/LIGHTHOUSE FRIENDS

Prudence Island Light for sale: property will be transferred to eligible...

PORTSMOUTH – The Prudence Island Light, also known as the Sandy Point Lighthouse, and about 2 acres of surrounding land will be transferred or...
THE R.I. EXECUTIVE OFFICE of Health and Human Services and the R.I. Office of Healthy Aging announced Tuesday that they will offer financial assistance to adult day health centers in the Ocean State impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

RIEOHHS, RIOHA to financially help adult day care centers impacted by...

PROVIDENCE – In a joint partnership announced Tuesday, the R.I. Executive Office of Health and Human Services and the R.I. Office of Healthy Aging...

Restore RI small-business grant program opens to ‘comfortable pace’

PROVIDENCE – More than 600 small businesses have submitted applications for the state’s newly opened grant program as of Tuesday morning, according to Matt...
TH U.S. CENSUS BUREAU is cutting its schedule for data collection for the 2020 census a month short, with collections now scheduled to stop at the end of September. / AP FILE PHOTO/LM OTERO

Census ending data collection for 2020 count a month early

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) – The U.S. Census Bureau is cutting its schedule for data collection for the 2020 census a month short as legislation...

Nursing home staffers postpone strike plans after letter from Raimondo

PROVIDENCE – Nursing home staff workers that had committed to an Aug. 5 strike date said they will postpone their strike after receiving a...
NATURAL CLEANSER: Ryan Kopp, coordinator of the Providence Stormwater Innovation Center, explains how a stormwater basin clears pollutants from runoff inside Roger Williams Park. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Providence Stormwater Innovation Center using park to experiment

After three consecutive days of stifling, 90-degree heat, any droplets of water had long since evaporated from the shallow inlet of vegetation outside the...

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