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U.S. Sen. Jack Reed announced grants to Rhode Island to help the homeless and help clean up Narragansett Bay. /

Reed announces social service, <br>environmental grants

WASHINGTON – U.S. Sen. Jack Reed today announced nearly $500,000 worth of federal grants to benefit the homeless in Rhode Island, as well as...

Mass. payrolls grow by 8,200 in June

BOSTON – Bay State payrolls grew last month by 8,200 workers or 0.25 percent, accelerating from May’s revised gain of 2,300 jobs or 0.7...
THE DAIRY FARM, owned by the same family for more than a century, uses sand bedding in the free-stall barn where its 130-head herd of cows is housed. /

Wright’s Farm named top dairy in R.I.

PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Department of Environmental Management announced yesterday that Wright’s Dairy Farm of North Smithfield has been named the 2007 Outstanding Dairy...
U.S. SALES of existing homes in June were 3.8% lower than in the month before and 11.4% slower than in June 2006. Above, Realtor Betsy Heller, left, shows a home in the tony Rancho Santa Fe section of San Diego to prospective buyer Lauren Grizzle. /

Existing home sales fall 3.8% but prices rise

WASHINGTON – Sales of existing homes nationwide fell in June, to the slowest pace in five years, but prices edged up as inventories eased,...

Cross sees double-digit sales, profit growth in 2Q

LINCOLN – Showing continued financial strength, A.T. Cross Co. (AMEX: ATX) today reported a second-quarter profit of $990,000, more than double its posted...

Mass. landscape preservation series<br> adds guide to public-private partnerships

BOSTON – Preserving historic landscapes through the use of public-private partnerships is the subject of a new publication from the Office of Cultural Resources...

NSTAR going green<br> with wind-power option

BOSTON – NSTAR Electric yesterday announced a new program for customers who wish to support renewable energy and reduce their impact on the environment....
URI TEAM members pose with their second-place UAV, the RamBoat-8. From left are Coach Robert Tyce, Captain Michael Palmieri and team members Matthew Jewell, George Dossot and Jonathan Byron. /

URI team takes 2nd place in sub contest

KINGSTON – A team of 10 University of Rhode Island undergraduate and graduate students placed second in the recently concluded 10th annual International Autonomous...
General Treasurer Frank T. Caprio, in conjunction with Tax Administrator David M. Sullivan, announced a new program to help return unclaimed or abandoned property to the rightful owners. /

R.I. aims to help reclaim<br> unclaimed property

PROVIDENCE – An auditor training program has been developed by General Treasurer Frank T. Caprio, Tax Administrator David M. Sullivan and the Department of...

Patrick seeks disaster declaration in Uxbridge fire

UXBRIDGE, Mass. – The Mass. Emergency Management Agency yesterday established a Disaster Assistance Center at Uxbridge Town Hall, 21 South Main St., for businesses...
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