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LARA SALAMANO will depart her role as chief marketing officer at Commerce RI for the private sector in mid-January. / PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Commerce CMO Salamano to return to private sector in Jan.

PROVIDENCE – R.I. Commerce Corp.’s Chief Marketing Officer Lara Salamano is leaving the administration to return to the private sector in mid-January, according to...
THE R.I. DEPARTMENT of Labor and Training has announced the 2019 Unemployment Insurance and Temporary Disability Insurance rates.

DLT releases 2019 Unemployment Insurance and Temporary Disability Insurance rates

PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Department of Labor and Training announced the 2019 Unemployment Insurance and Temporary Disability Insurance rates Monday.The taxable UI wage base...
LOCAL 1 PERCENT hotel tax collections totaled $627,575 in September, an 8.5 percent increase from September 2017. Collections from realtors and homeowners totaled $139,323 for the month, a 76.2 percent year over year increase. / COURTESY DURKIN COTTAGE REALTY

1% hotel tax collections jump up in Sept.

PROVIDENCE – Collection of the 1 percent hotel tax in Rhode Island in September totaled $627,575, an 8.5 percent increase from the year prior,...
THE OCTOBER CCI was measured at 42, in Leonard Lardaro's most recent report. A value below 50 indicates contraction. / COURTESY LEONARD LARDARO

CCI value falls to lowest value in more than 2 years

SOUTH KINGSTON – Falling to its lowest point in 28 months, the October Current Conditions Index declined to a value of 42, shedding 25...
RHODE ISLAND'S 5 PERCENT hotel tax collections totaled $3.2 million in August. The Omni Providence Hotel, pictured above, accounted for $73,587 of the tax collection for the month. / PBN FILE PHOTO/STEPHANIE ALVAREZ EWENS

5% hotel tax collection stays level at $3.2M in Aug.

PROVIDENCE - Collection of the 5 percent hotel tax in August totaled $3.21 million, a 1 percent increase from $3.18 million the year prior,...
THEN-GOV. Lincoln Chafee toured the second phase tunnel several years ago of the Narragansett Bay Commission's $1 billion-plus Combined Sewer Overflow project. The second phase was completed in 2014. The commission is now in the design stage of the third phase of the tunnel. / COURTESY OF THE NARRAGANSETT BAY COMMISSION

Narragansett Bay Commission gets approval to raise sewer rates

WARWICK – Sewer bills in many places in the Greater Providence area will increase slightly starting Jan. 1 after state regulators approved a package...

Former Neurology Foundation employee admits to extortion following termination

PROVIDENCE - Randy Lutz, a former employee of the Neurology Foundation, a nonprofit physicians group associated with Brown Medical School, has admitted to attempted...
LOCAL 1 PERCENT hotel tax collections totaled $723,186 in August, a 6 percent decline from the previous year. Collections from realtors and homeowners totaled $81,638 for the month. / COURTESY DURKIN COTTAGE REALTY

Collection of 1% hotel tax $723.2K in Aug.

PROVIDENCE – Collection of the 1 percent hotel tax in August in Rhode Island totaled $723,186, a 6 percent decline year over year from...
DECLINING ATTENDANCE: Monsignor Raymond Bastia, vicar of finance for the Diocese of Providence, said scandals involving priests who have been convicted of molestation have been a contributing factor to declining attendance at parishes, but other factors, such as a shortage of parish priests and a shift in American culture away from organized religions, also weigh heavily in the situation the Catholic Church is facing. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Catholic dioceses are contracting, creating unique opportunities for the right buyers

Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church, in the Federal Hill neighborhood of Providence, was the boyhood church of Monsignor Raymond Bastia, now the vicar...
PROVIDENCE MAYOR Jorge O. Elorza has vetoed the rezoning that would authorize the Hope Point Tower. / COURTESY THE FANE ORGANIZATION

Will Elorza veto cost city in GA?

The dramatic city review of the Hope Point Tower development – capped Nov. 30 with a last-minute veto by Mayor Jorge O. Elorza –...
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