IN 2006, the Ocean State  climbed from 35th-lowest to 17th-lowest in child poverty, Kids Count found in analyzing U.S. Census Bureau data. /

R.I. child poverty rate plunges in 2006

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island had the nation’s 17th-lowest rate of child poverty last year, a marked improvement from its 35th-lowest ranking in 2005, according...

NASS post gives R.I. a national voice<br> on election, business issues,...

PROVIDENCE – Secretary of State A. Ralph Mollis' new position as Eastern region vice president of the National Association of Secretaries of State "gives...

SBA deadline looms for Bernat Mill fire victims

BOSTON – Businesses, nonprofits and residents whose property was damaged by the Bernat Mill Complex fire in Uxbridge have until Sept. 21 to...

Massachusetts embraces ‘managed competition’

Massachusetts’ effort to open its auto insurance industry to more competition should take another step forward this week, when the state insurance commissioner is...

New rules likely to squeeze companies, immigrants

Dale Venturini is already bracing for the effects of a new crackdown by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security on companies that employ illegal...

Mass. gives $11M to anti-violence efforts

BOSTON – Thirty-nine communities, including Fall River, Taunton and New Bedford, will receive nearly $11 million for innovative anti-gang and youth-violence prevention programs under...

Community health center using electronic records

Blackstone Valley Community Health Care, a Pawtucket-based nonprofit that runs health clinics in Pawtucket and Central Falls, has adopted electronic medical records, bringing this...

Federal grant to help Save The Bay

PROVIDENCE – U.S. Jack Reed has announced a $291,000 federal grant, administered by the National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration, to fund Save The Bay...

URI pharmacy dean headed to Iowa

The University of Rhode Island’s College of Pharmacy is losing its leader. Donald E. Letendre, dean of pharmacy at URI since 2001, has accepted the...

Mass. ranked 5th, R.I. 14th in business costs

SANTA MONICA, Calif. – Massachusetts is the fourth most-expensive state in which to do business, with overall expenses 30.6 more higher than the...
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