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Unemployment benefit changes advance in General Assembly

PROVIDENCE – Legislation aimed at getting people back to part-time work advanced in both chambers of the General Assembly on Tuesday. The Senate bill, sponsored by...

Federal government approves Vineyard Wind offshore wind project

An offshore wind project off Massachusetts that would create enough electricity to power 400,000 homes and is touted by backers as a key piece of America's...

R.I. reports 90% of people 60 and older vaccinated with first...

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island continues to make steady progress in vaccination across various age groups, with more than 90% of people age 60 and...

R.I. opens eligibility for 12- to 15-year-olds for Pfizer vaccine

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island expects to open eligibility for the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine to 12- to 15-year-olds today, once state health officials have updated the...

SBA: $976M in PPP loans for 16K R.I. recipients as program...

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island secured about half the forgivable payroll loan funds in this year compared to the 2020 program, but the number of...

New East Providence wastewater contract offers $250K annual savings

EAST PROVIDENCE – The city will save $250,000 a year thanks to a newly negotiated contract for wastewater operations, according to a news release. The...

Pro-Change Behavior Systems awarded $378.5K from NIH

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – Pro-Change Behavior Systems Inc. has been awarded a $378,553 grant from the National Institutes of Health for development of an individualized...
THE PAUL V. SHERLOCK on Disabilities at Rhode Island College will maintain its funding in the state budget over the next two years to continue serving students who are blind and visually impaired across the state.

Sherlock Center will receive $685K from state to continue services for...

PROVIDENCE – After a recent outcry from the community about the state seeking bids from other vendors to provide services for the blind and...

Matos: A voice for ‘business leaders at all levels’

PROVIDENCE – Lt. Gov. Sabina Matos has been handed the reins of small-business advocacy at a critical juncture, as many are still struggling to...

Man agrees to plead guilty to some charges in PPP fraud...

A businessman who federal authorities say faked suicide to avoid prosecution for fraudulently seeking hundreds of thousands of dollars in loans intended for businesses...

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