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URI students repitch report that outlines options for McCoy Stadium

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – The future of McCoy Stadium is back in the news, thanks to the recent announcement by Pawtucket Red Sox that it...

Block Island home sells for $250K above asking price

NEW SHOREHAM – A contemporary home on nearly 8 acres on Corn Neck Road has sold for $2.4 million, $250,000 more than the list...

New athletic fields open at Quonset Business Park

NORTH KINGSTOWN – Four new athletic fields have opened to the public at Quonset Business Park.Located in the North Davisville section of the park,...
A REPORT conducted by the University of Rhode Island estimated that the marine trades in Rhode Island added $4.6 billion to the Rhode Island economy. / COURTESY RHODE ISLAND MARINE TRADES ASSOCIATION

Report: Marine trades added $4.6B to R.I. economy in 2016

PROVIDENCE – Marine trades in Rhode Island had a $4.6 billion effect on the Rhode Island economy in 2016, according to a University of...
NEW ENGLAND POWER POOL, which represents National Grid Rhode Island and other utility companies in the region, is being pressured to open its proceedings to the public. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/DANIEL ACKER

New England energy industry group pressured to hold public meetings

PROVIDENCE – New England Power Pool, which represents utility companies in Rhode Island and throughout the region, is being pressured by a consumer advocacy...
THE U.S. DEPARTMENT of Health and Human Services announced $15 million in federal funds to combat the opioid crisis in Rhode Island. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/KIYOSHI OTA

R.I. receives $15M in federal funds to combat opioids

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island is receiving $15 million to combat the opioid crisis from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the department...
THE R.I. COMMERCE CORP. released four new 10-second ad spots from its "Fun-Sized" campaign, including a spot featuring the Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular at Roger Williams Park Zoo in Providence, pictured above. / COURTESY R.I. COMMERCE CORP.

Commerce RI releases 4 new “Fun-Sized” ads

PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Commerce Corp. released four new ads from the “Fun-Sized” tourism campaign Wednesday.The new 10-second ads feature The Breakers, the Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular...
UNITED STATES companies repatriated $169.5 billion in the second quarter, a sharp increase from $34.9 billion a year earlier. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/ANDREW HARRER

U.S. companies repatriated $169.5B in Q2

NEW YORK - United States corporations are required to pay a one-time tax on their offshore profits, but don’t expect those stockpiled funds to come...

Cicilline’s Congressional App Challenge seeks entrants, designs

PAWTUCKET – The Congressional App Challenge annual competition is off and running, with Rep. David N. Cicilline, D-R.I., encouraging students in his district to...

Feds use offshore-drilling money for conservation, R.I. gets nearly $1M

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island is getting nearly $1 million in federal money – much of it from selling offshore-drilling rights – to pay for...
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