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Friday, August 17, 2018

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THE PROVIDENCE PUBLIC SCHOOL DISTRICT, the U.S. Department of Justice's Civil Rights Division and the U.S. Attorney's Rhode Island District office reached a settlement Monday in which the school district will provide English-language services to the city's 8,000 students who currently lack fluency in English.

U.S. DOJ, U.S. Attorney offices reach settlement with Providence schools to...

PROVIDENCE – A settlement was reached Monday between the U.S. Attorney’s Rhode Island District office, the U.S. Department of Justice’s Civil Rights Division and...
IN A RECENTLY RELEASED CBS NEWS POLL, nearly two-thirds of U.S. voters rated the economy as either very good or somewhat good. Here a voter casts a ballot with her dog at a polling location in Utah. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/KIM RAFF

Voters upbeat on economy may boost Republican election prospects

WASHINGTON – Republicans fighting to hang on to their majority in the House in the congressional elections this November may be helped by one...
THE JUNE 2018 CCI was measured at 83 - a nine point dip from May as well as from June 2017. / COURTESY LEONARD LARDARO

June CCI: R.I. ends 2018 second quarter well

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – Categorizing the state’s second-quarter performance as ending on a positive note, University of Rhode Island Economist Leonard Lardaro measured the June...

Cranston agrees to DOJ immigration compliance

CRANSTON – Mayor Alan W. Fung, a Republican gubernatorial candidate, signed an agreement with the U.S. Department of Justice this week, agreeing to terms...

R.I. Fast Ferry seeking additional year to meet DPUC license requirements

WARWICK — Rhode Island Fast Ferry is seeking a one-year extension on its deadline to fulfill the necessary requirements put forth by the R.I....

Providence issues regulations on electric scooters, plans pilot program

PROVIDENCE - The Providence Department of Public Works has issued a policy regarding electric scooters in the city, following the unannounced appearance of motorized...

R.I. tops in small-biz survival

The climate in Rhode Island for small businesses has generally been on the upswing – by one recent study it’s the second-best in the...
PROBLEM-SOLVERS: University of Rhode Island assistant professor of mechanical engineering Gretchen Macht and a team of student researchers are using a state grant this summer to design something that would improve voter wait times, using queuing theory and facilities layout. From left, URI graduate students in system engineering Nicholas Bernardo, of North Haven, Conn., and James Houghton, of Holtsville, N.Y.; Macht; and URI mechanical engineering junior Ahmad Siddiqi, of Lincoln.
 / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

When opinions won’t solve the problem

Engineers are problem-solvers. But is there an engineering solution to long lines at the voting precincts? A professor of industrial and systems engineering at...

Farm Fresh Rhode Island receives $4.6M in federal funds to launch...

PAWTUCKET – Farm Fresh Rhode Island has received $4.6 million to help encourage Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program participants across New England to increase their...

Westport to lose $230K in state beach reimbursements due to valuation...

WESTPORT – The town recently learned it will lose $230,000 in state reimbursement money next year for its state-owned beaches, www.southcoasttoday.com reported Aug. 6.The...
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