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SHOWING OFF: Beth Charlebois, co-owner of Cultivating RI, a cultivation center located in West Warwick that grows marijuana for the state’s medical-marijuana program, shows the various stages of growth. State lawmakers are expected to approve an expansion of the state's medical-marijuana program. PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Do you support expansion of Rhode Island’s medical-marijuana program?

House Democratic leaders did not support Gov. Gina M. Raimondo's proposal to allow recreational marijuana sales to adults but they do back an expansion...

Rebuild Rhode Island could get tighter spending restrictions

PROVIDENCE – Rebuild Rhode Island, a signature economic-development incentive of Gov. Gina M. Raimondo, could be curtailed under the 2020 state budget, with tighter...

State regulators reject proposed Burrillville power plant

WARWICK – Rhode Island utilities regulators on Thursday turned down the controversial plan by a Chicago-based energy conglomerate to build a $1 billion power...
PROTHERA BIOLOGICS has been awarded a two-year $1.9 million Phase II grant from the National Institutes of Health to study the potential of a new test to assess prognosis of infants who have or might develop sepsis and necrotizing entercolitis.

ProThera receives $1.9M NIH grant for infant-assessment test research

PROVIDENCE – ProThera Biologics Inc. has been awarded a two-year $1.9 million Phase II grant from the National Institutes of Health to study the...
RIDOT WILL IMPLEMENT a traffic shift on I-295 as part of the replacement of four bridges on the Cranston and Johnston line.

RIDOT announces upcoming lane shift on I-295

CRANSTON – A new lane shift will be put in place on Interstate 295 north near exit 6 at the Cranston and Johnston line,...
THE FEDERAL RESERVE left their key interest rate in a range of 2.25% to 2.5% on Wednesday. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/ANDREW HARRER

Fed scraps ‘patient’ rate approach in prelude to potential cut

WASHINGTON – The Federal Reserve indicated a readiness to cut interest rates for the first time in more than a decade to sustain a...
THE WARWICK SCHOOL COMMITTEE cut programs, sports, teachers' aides and other staffers, as well as items including textbooks from its budget following the approval of a $174 million budget, $7 million less than the school district had requested.

WJAR: Warwick cuts programs, drawing protest

WARWICK – The Warwick public schools system has cut sports and clubs, textbooks and teachers’ assistants, among other things, following the approval of a...
TWO SETS OF HEARINGS on the Clear River Energy Center are scheduled for this week and next, including the final deliberations on licensing the plant by the R.I. Energy Facility Siting Board. / COURTESY INVENERGY

Burrillville power plant hearings take place this week and next

BURRILLVILLE – The fate of Invenergy Thermal Development LLC’s proposed Clear River Energy Center has the potential of being resolved this week and next.Two...

Five Questions With: David N. Cicilline

A need for more accountability and government regulation in the tech space is an area in which Rep. David N. Cicilline, D-R.I., has taken...
RIPTA IS ADDING two trips on the Route 61X bus service to better accommodate workers who live in the Greater Providence area that work at business and manufacturers in the Bristol and Warren area. Above, RIPTA CEO Scott Avedisian. / PBN FILE PHOTO/ RUPERT WHITELEY

RIPTA to add bus trips from PVD to East Bay to...

PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Public Transit Authority will offer two more trips on the Route 61X bus line to offer service to commuters who...
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