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Brewery, entertainment company coming to Providence Place mall

PROVIDENCE – Food, beer and entertainment are on tap at the Providence Place mall later this year. Level99, A Massachusetts-based food and entertainment company, told...
PAWTUCKET OFFICIALS gave decided to delay issuing $27 million in public bonds planned to help finance the Tidewater Landing project. / COURTESY FORTUITOUS PARTNERS

Opinions differ how funding delay impacts soccer stadium project

PAWTUCKET – With a timeout called on the central part of the funding for the Tidewater Landing project, supporters and detractors of the 10,500-seat...
FROM LEFT, Gov. Daniel J. McKee and Sen. Jack Reed, D-R.I., speak with a West Warwick High School administrator Friday after the state announced it is receiving an additional $10 million in federal funding will be provided to finance Rhode Island’s Public School Energy Equity Program. / COURTESY GOV. DANIEL J. MCKEE

State receives additional $10M for Public School Energy Equity Program

WEST WARWICK – An additional $10 million in federal funding will be provided to finance Rhode Island’s Public School Energy Equity Program to be...

R.I.’s February unemployment rate remains 3rd highest in New England

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island had the third-highest unemployment rate in New England in February at 3.1%, which was below the national unemployment rate of...
JAMES E. THORSEN will step down on April 28 from his role as the R.I. Department of Administration to return to the U.S. Department of Treasury. / COURTESY R.I. DEPARTMENT OF ADMINISTRATION

R.I. DOA Director Thorsen stepping down, returning to U.S. Treasury Department

PROVIDENCE – James E. Thorsen on April 28 will step down from his role as the R.I. Department of Administration’s director after two years...

AstroNova sees profit narrow to $2.6M in FY 2023

WEST WARWICK – AstroNova Inc. posted a profit of $2.6 million for its fiscal 2023 that ended Jan. 31, or 36 cents per diluted...
OFFICIALS WHO OVERSEE the R.I. Department of Children, Youth and Families say severe labor shortages have resulted in children waiting a long time for some services. / PBN FILE PHOTO/CASSIUS SHUMAN

At DCYF, labor shortages creating big headaches

The state is struggling to hire and retain public employees, but the labor problems are particularly troubling at the R.I. Department of Children Youth...
THE RHODE ISLAND Foundation unveiled Friday its 2023 Policy Framework to state elected leaders in order to improve public education in the state. / COURTESY RHODE ISLAND FOUNDATION

RIF unveils policy framework to improve public education

PROVIDENCE – Adjusting the state’s funding formula to offer schools more money for low-income and multilingual students, creating a state fund to pay for...

Charcuterie Artisans lays off 49 R.I. employees

BURRILLVILLE – Citing "the combined effects of our industry’s current market conditions and economic uncertainty on a national level," Charcuterie Artisans laid off 49...
REP. NATHAN W. BIAH, D-Providence, announced Thursday that he is running for U.S. Congress seeking the soon-to-be-open 1st District seat in the House of Representatives. / COURTESY REP. NATHAN W. BIAH

Providence Rep. Biah joins growing Democratic field for Cicilline’s seat

PROVIDENCE – Another Democratic candidate has entered the race for Rep. David N. Cicilline’s soon-to-be-vacated seat in the U.S. House of Representatives. Rep. Nathan W....
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