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Social Security isn’t doomed for younger generations

I have good news for younger generations worried that they won’t be able to claim their Social Security benefits because we older generations have...

Should Kennedy Plaza be part of a new plan for multiple...

The R.I. Department of Transportation's plan to create multiple bus hubs in downtown Providence would reduce bus berths in Kennedy Plaza from 12 to...

Cities and towns challenge continuing-contracts law

PROVIDENCE – Sixteen municipalities on Nov. 12 filed a lawsuit challenging a new state law they say creates lifetime contracts. The lawsuit seeks injunctive relief...

North Providence safety complex to handle fire dispatch calls for Pawtucket

NORTH PROVIDENCE – In addition to handling fire dispatch calls for the town, Mayor Charles A. Lombardi said the town’s new public safety complex...

Morisseau must repay $9.4K in restitution after pleading to embezzlement

PROVIDENCE – Former North Providence School Department Superintendent Bridget Morisseau was sentenced to three years of probation and ordered to pay $9,434 in restitution...

Davol Square site fails metals contamination test

PROVIDENCE – Recent soil and groundwater testing at a half-acre asphalted site in Davol Square has uncovered concentration levels of metals and polycyclic aromatic...
JEROME POWELL told the House Budget Committee that the Federal Reserve projects continued moderate growth in the U.S. economy. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/ANDREW HARRER

Powell sees few risks likely to derail record U.S. expansion

WASHINGTON – Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell called the United States economy a “star” performer and voiced solid confidence that its record expansion will...
THE R.I. BOARD of Education has approved proposed tuition and fee increases for the University of Rhode Island, pictured, Rhode Island College and the Community College of Rhode Island. / COURTESY UNIVERSITY OF RHODE ISLAND

R.I. education board OKs proposed tuition increases for URI, RIC, CCRI

WARWICK – Students attending Rhode Island’s public colleges and university may need to dig a little deeper in their pockets to pay for tuition...
GOV. GINA M. RAIMONDO is scheduled to lead a group of Democratic governors on an economic-development and policy mission to Israel next week. / PBN FILE PHOTO/DAVE HANSEN

Raimondo to lead Dem. governors on economic-development and policy mission to...

PROVIDENCE – Gov. Gina M. Raimondo is scheduled to lead a group of Democratic governors on an economic-development and policy mission to Israel next...

Five Questions With: Bob DaSilva

The city of East Providence is recognizing both veterans and the high cost of housing and has made available an affordable rental house for...
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