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GOV. GINA M. RAIMONDO joined with three other northeastern governors to announce a collaboration to seize and trace illegal guns and prevent dangerous people from making legal purchases. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/GEORGE FREY

Raimondo joins northeastern U.S. governors to put curbs on gun violence

NEW YORK - Four Northeastern states will cooperate to seize and trace illegal guns and prevent dangerous people from making legal purchases, their Democratic...
NICHOLAS D. KETTLE said he will resign from the Rhode Island Senate. Kettle has been chaged with two counts of extortion and one count of video voyeurism. / COURTESY STATE OF RHODE ISLAND GENERAL ASSEMBLY

Kettle to resign from Senate following its movement to expel him

PROVIDENCE – Sen. Nicholas D. Kettle, R-Coventry, has announced he will resign, just days after Senate leadership moved to expel him from the Senate...
ONGOING DISCUSSIONS between the Pawtucket Red Sox, the Pawtucket arts community and the city of Pawtucket have been taking place to incorporate theater, gallery of performing arts space - or all three- at the proposed Ballpark at Slater Mill complex.

Grebien: Performing arts center being considered for Ballpark at Slater Mill...

PAWTUCKET – There are ongoing discussions to incorporate a Pawtucket Performing Arts Center into the proposed Pawtucket Red Sox Ballpark at Slater Mill, Pawtucket...
JEANNE COLA, executive director for LISC Rhode Island, reported that the nonprofit invested a record amount in the state in 2017. / PBN FILE PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

LISC Rhode Island invests record $26.8 million in 2017

PROVIDENCE – LISC Rhode Island ended 2017 having invested $26.8 million, including $2.3 million in grants, the nonprofit announced Wednesday.LISCRI surpassed its investment total...
THE JENCKES SPINNING Weave Shed is now a part of the National Register of Historic Places as part of the Jenckes Spinning Company Historic District in Pawtucket. / COURTESY HISTORICAL PRESERVATION & HERITAGE COMMISSION

New R.I. properties listed on National Register of Historic Places

PROVIDENCE – Two Rhode Island properties, one in Central Falls and one in Pawtucket, have received federal recognition from the National Park Service, the...
E-ZPASS TRANSPONDERS are now sold at the welcome center on Interstate 95 in Richmond. / PBN PHOTO/BRIAN MCDONALD

E-ZPass transponders now sold at I-95 welcome center in Richmond

RICKMOND - E-ZPass transponders will now be sold at the Interstate 95 Welcome Center in Richmond, the R.I. Department of Transportation and the R.I....
THE UNIVERSITY OF RHODE ISLAND and Providence College were named among the top volunteer producing college and universities for 2018. Above, Green Hall on the URI Kingston campus. / COURTESY URI

2 R.I. schools among Peace Corps’ top volunteer-producing college and universities

PROVIDENCE – Two Rhode Island colleges were named among the Peace Corps’ 2018 Top Volunteer-Producing Colleges & Universities Tuesday.The University of Rhode Island was...
FOUR REGIONAL METRO AREA housing authorities and two public housing resident associations were awarded a combined $1.9 million by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.

HUD awards $1.9M to regional metros to promote self-sufficiency for public...

PROVIDENCE – Four Providence-Warwick-Fall River and New Bedford metropolitan area housing authorities and two public housing resident associations were awarded a combined $1.9 million...
GROW SMART RHODE ISLAND, a statewide organization focused on equitable and sustainable economic growth, will present its Smart Growth awards on March 29 during the luncheon portion of its Power of Place Summit at the R.I. Convention Center.

Grow Smart Rhode Island announces 2018 Smart Growth award winners

PROVIDENCE – Grow Smart Rhode Island has announced the winners of its 2018 Smart Growth Awards.The awards – which Grow Smart announced Tuesday –...
U.S. SPECIAL COUNSEL Robert S. Mueller III has indicted 13 Russian nationals and three companies for meddling in U.S. elections. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/CHRIS KLEPONIS

Mueller charges Russians with pro-Trump, anti-Clinton meddling

NEW YORK - U.S. Special Counsel Robert Mueller unveiled the details of a widespread and coordinated campaign by Russians to influence the U.S. presidential election...
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