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Providence to impose stricter crowd limits

PROVIDENCE – The city is imposing stricter limits on small, social gatherings and catered events beginning Nov. 22, Mayor Jorge O. Elorza announced on...

Study: R.I. has lowest internet costs in country

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island had the least-expensive internet in the U.S., according to a report from ­Highspeedinternet.com on Nov. 13. Rhode Island internet was found...

Bill would set process to fill lt. gov. vacancy

PROVIDENCE – State Rep. Arthur J. Corvese, D-North Providence, says he will file legislation to fix the uncertainty about what happens when the lieutenant...

R.I. website helps restaurants navigate new grant program

PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Division of Taxation has unveiled a webpage and online application for a grant program to aid restaurants and bars that...

Report: Despite job gains, R.I. economic activity ‘severely constrained’ in Q3

PROVIDENCE – Despite recovering a number of jobs, economic activity in Rhode Island continued to be “severely constrained” because of the coronavirus pandemic, according...

Providence College Galleries, Dirt Palace partner to provide grants for visual...

PROVIDENCE – Providence College Galleries has partnered with Providence-based Dirt Palace Public Projects to co-found the Interlace Grant Fund to support Providence-area visual artists...

Telemarketer sentenced to 33 months in prison after pleading to wire...

PROVIDENCE – Chirag Sachdeva, an Indian national, was sentenced to 33 months in federal prison for his participation in a wire fraud scheme to...

RWU lowers tuition rate for East Providence residents, city employees

EAST PROVIDENCE – Roger Williams University has partnered with the city to provide a discounted rate on all of RWU’s University College programs for...

Downtown Providence experiencing high rates of opioid overdoses

PROVIDENCE – Mayor Jorge O. Elorza recently shared findings and recommendations of two reports examining the high rates of opioid overdoses and strategies to...

Providence man must repay nearly $20K in fraudulently obtained UI benefits

PROVIDENCE – City resident Christopher Berarducci has been ordered to repay the state nearly $20,000 after pleading to fraudulently obtaining unemployment insurance benefits by...

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