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EAST PROVIDENCE has received a $144,410 federal grant to develop a transportation improvement plan for its Waterfront District. Above, a map of East Providence from the East Providence Waterfront Commission's website. Each colored area reflects a different subdistrict within the district. / COURTESY EAST PROVIDENCE WATERFRONT DISTRICT COMMISSION

East Providence wins $144K federal grant for Waterfront District redesign

EAST PROVIDENCE – A $144,410 federal grant from the U.S. Economic Development Agency has been awarded to the city to develop a transportation improvement...
MORE THAN $4 MILLION in grants has been allocated to environmentally friendly projects in Rhode Island from funds received in a settlement with Volkswagen over the sale and leasing of diesel vehicles with illegal and hidden emissions-control defeat device software. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/KRISZTIAN BOCSI

Kilmartin announces $4.1M for environmental projects from Volkswagen settlement

PROVIDENCE – R.I. Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin announced Wednesday $4.1 million in grants for environmentally friendly projects, funded with money awarded in a...
FORMER PROVIDENCE CITY COUNCILMAN Kevin Jackson was sentenced to 10 years with one and a half years to serve after pleading no contest to charges of embezzlement and campaign finance violations in October. COURTESY CITY OF PROVIDENCE

Jackson, former Providence councilman, sentenced to 10 years, 1.5 years to...

PROVIDENCE – Former Providence City Councilman Kevin Jackson was sentenced to 10 years, with one and a half years to serve and the remainder...

DOR: 1% meal and beverage tax collections total $2.1M in Sept.

PROVIDENCE – Allocation of the local 1 percent meal and beverage tax totaled $2.1 million in September, a 19.2 percent decline year over year...
WASHINGTON COUNTY had the highest percent GDP growth from 2014 to 2015 in Rhode Island while Providence County accounted for the majority of all GDP in the state. Meanwhile, Bristol County, Mass., GDP was larger than all counties' GDP in Rhode Island, except Providence County. / COURTESY BUREAU OF ECONOMIC ANALYSIS

Report: Providence County accounts for majority of GDP in R.I., Washington...

PROVIDENCE – Providence County accounted for more real gross domestic product in Rhode Island than all other counties combined in 2015, according to a...

NUWC team wins Integrated Warfare Systems Excellence Award

NEWPORT – The Program Executive Office Integrated Warfare Systems 5.0 Foreign Military Sales Team has won the PEO IWS Excellence Award. The team includes...
THE R.I. DEM announced $67,237 in grants to support four Rhode Island farms in their installation of solar arrays to offset costs and to "green" their operations.

DEM announces $67.2K in grants to 4 farms for solar arrays

PROVIDENCE – Four Rhode Island farms received a combined $67,237 to install solar arrays, the R.I. Department of Environmental management announced Tuesday.The grants, made...

Cleanup efforts to continue at 4 R.I. ‘Superfund’ sites after EPA...

PROVIDENCE – The Environmental Protection Agency has completed comprehensive five-year reviews of four sites in Rhode Island that have been designated federal “Superfund” contamination...

R.I. among 42 states to reach $6M settlement with Encore Capital...

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island joined 41 states and the District of Columbia in reaching a $6 million settlement with Encore Capital Group Inc. and...
NONPROFITS, such as churches and colleges, will be given some leeway when calculating the cost of parking benefits and won’t face penalties this year if they were confused about how much they owed, according to guidance released by the IRS on Monday. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/ANDREW HARRER

IRS softens blow after tax law cut perks for nonprofit employees

NEW YORK - The Internal Revenue Service moved to soften the hit from a controversial provision in last year’s tax overhaul that imposes a tax...
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