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GOV. GINA RAIMONDO, shown in her office, testified before the Senate Education and Finance committees on Wednesday in support of her proposal to expand the Rhode Island Promise program PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Raimondo: Cost of expanded tuition-free R.I. Promise program ‘a drop in...

PROVIDENCE – Gov. Gina M. Raimondo told lawmakers Wednesday that her proposed $5.3 million expansion of the tuition-free program Rhode Island Promise is crucial...
RHODE ISLAND will receive $24.8 million from the most recent rounds of several HUD community grant programs. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/ANDREW HARRER

Reed announces $24.8M in HUD community grants for R.I.

PROVIDENCE – On Thursday U.S. Sen. Jack Reed, D-R.I., announced $24.8 million in U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development grants for Rhode Island.The...
The owner of Narragansett Beer has proposed a new microbrewery and brewpub at this location in Fox Point./MARY MACDONALD

Microbrewery proposed for site near India Point Park

PROVIDENCE – The CEO of Narragansett Brewing Co. has applied for city permission to renovate a Brown University building in Fox Point for use...

Five Questions With: Rachel Miller

Rachel Miller, the new Providence City Council representative for the West End and Federal Hill neighborhoods, is the lead sponsor of a new ordinance...

U.S. budget deficit widens to $691B in first half of fiscal...

NEW YORK - The United States budget deficit widened to $691 billion in the first half of fiscal 2019 as spending outpaced an increase...
A WEST WARWICK man was indicted on several counts of tax fraud, wire fraud and tax evasion related to an alleged $14 million Ponzi scheme that defrauded investors of roughly $6 million. / COURTESY CAROL M. HIGHSMITH

West Warwick man indicted for $14M Ponzi scheme

WEST WARWICK – Thomas Huling of West Warwick allegedly ran a $14 million, decade-long Ponzi scheme, defrauding investors of roughly $6 million, according to...
Twenty-four Rhode Island municipalities will receive a combined $21 million from HUD to preserve, develop, finance and modernize public housing complexes.

Reed: R.I. to receive $21M for public housing

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island municipalities will receive a combined $21 million in federal funding for public housing upgrades, U.S. Sen. Jack Reed, D-R.I., announced...
THERE ARE 25 approved Opportunity Zones in Rhode Island, including Downtown Providence and much of the city's waterfront.. / COURTESY R.I. COMMERCE CORP./GOOGLE INC.

Opportunity Zones knocking, but few answering the call so far

NEW YORK – Investors eyeing President Donald Trump’s Opportunity Zones face a ticking clock if they want to fully capture one of the biggest...

Bill would streamline financial regs for companies using blockchain

PROVIDENCE – Legislation has been introduced to streamline financial regulations for technology companies that assist customers with financial transactions using blockchain.House Majority Leader K....
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