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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...
Jason Albuquerque

Cyber Sessions: Train your staff to fight

(Editor’s note: This is the 21st installment of a monthly column on the growing number of cyberthreats facing businesses of all sizes and what...

Five Questions With: Nelson Taylor

Nelson Taylor is the founder and managing partner behind The Blackstone Team, a real estate group affiliated with Compass Inc. at the real estate...

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...
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