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CONFIRMED CASES of COVID-19 in Rhode Island increased by 138, with three deaths, from April 7-13, the R.I. Department of Health says.

R.I. COVID-19 cases increased by 138 last week, with 3...

PROVIDENCE – Confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Rhode Island increased by 138, with three deaths, from April 7-13, the R.I. Department of Health said Thursday.  Typically, the...

Average long-term U.S. mortgage rate climbs above 7% to highest level...

LOS ANGELES (AP) – Prospective homebuyers are facing higher costs to finance a home with the average long-term U.S. mortgage rate moving above 7%...

S&P upgrades RITBA’s toll revenue bond rating

PROVIDENCE – The S&P Global Ratings agency upgraded the R.I. Turnpike and Bridge Authority's toll revenue bond rating from “A” to “A+." Citing “improved metrics,”...
THE UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS Dartmouth has received $1.5 million from the Greater Fall River Development Corp. and the UMass Foundation to support scholarships for area students.

UMass Dartmouth receives $1.5M to support scholarships for local students

DARTMOUTH – The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth recently became the beneficiary of seven figures in gifts and matching grants to help offer scholarships to...
RHODE ISLAND'S UNEMPLOYMENT RATE increased to 4% in March, according to the R.I. Department of Labor and Training. /AP FILE PHOTO / NAM Y. HUH

R.I. unemployment rises again, to 4% in March

CRANSTON – March's 4% state unemployment rate marks the sixth consecutive monthly increase. The seasonally adjusted rate is one-tenth of a percentage point higher...

R.I. median home sale price remains same in March, but inventory...

WARWICK – While the month of February offered a brief glimmer of hope for increased home inventory, the month of March returned to an...
STATE EDUCATION OFFICIALS have opened applications for $3.8 million in Learn365 grants through May 3.

$3.8M in Learn365 grants now available

PROVIDENCE – Another $3.8 million in state grants to help expand out-of-school learning in communities across Rhode Island is now available for municipalities and...

Smiley unveils $598.6M city budget, vows ‘a new culture in City...

PROVIDENCE – Mayor Brett P. Smiley on Wednesday presented a $598.6 million budget for fiscal year 2025, a 3% increase that targets investments in...
THE PROVIDENCE CITY Plan Commission on Tuesday gave final approval for construction of a new Frank D. Spaziano Middle School on Eastwood Avenue. / COURTESY TECHTON ARCHITECTS

2 Providence school projects progressing; one plan gets final approval

PROVIDENCE – Plans to construct two new school buildings in the city are moving forward, with one project receiving final approval from the city’s...

Providence mayor to unveil fiscal 2025 budget Wednesday

PROVIDENCE – Mayor Brett P. Smiley on Wednesday will formally present his proposed budget for fiscal year 2025 that targets investments in every neighborhood,...
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