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R.I. Judiciary temporarily closes 2 county courthouses during COVID-19 pandemic

PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Judiciary has shut down two county courthouses temporarily due to the coronavirus crisis, according to an executive order signed by...

SEA CORP awarded $2.4M to develop prototypes for Navy submarine payloads

MIDDLETOWN – Systems Engineering Associates Corp. has been selected for a one-year, $2.4 million contract with the U.S. Navy, the company announced on March...

R.I. extends tax filing deadlines to July 15 due to COVID-19...

PROVIDENCE – No penalties or interest will apply to individuals and certain business entities who file tax returns and pay balances due on or...

R.I. sees mass layoff notices from 2 companies

PROVIDENCE – Two companies in Rhode Island have filed notices with the state that they had laid off a combined 231 employees, according to...

UnitedHealthcare to pay $350K state penalty, contribute $2.85M to mental health...

PROVIDENCE – UnitedHealthcare Insurance Co. and UnitedHealthcare of New England Inc. together will pay a $350,000 penalty to the state and make a $2.85...

Legislators eyeing short-term borrowing to cover delayed revenues

PROVIDENCE – The closure of restaurants, bars, hotels, casinos and other businesses amid the coronavirus pandemic will result in less sales tax and income...

Job Lot buys $250K worth of cleaning supplies for health, government...

NORTH KINGSTOWN – Ocean State Job Lot has donated $250,000 to buy masks, gloves, eye protection and cleaning supplies for health care and government...

BEA: R.I. personal income increased 3.3% Y/Y in Q4

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island personal income in the fourth quarter increased 3.3% year over year, according to preliminary figures released by the Bureau of...

Warwick mayor signs executive order to extend tax, utility filing deadlines

WARWICK – Mayor Joseph J. Solomon has signed an executive order to extend city tax and utility payment deadlines due to the COVID-19 pandemic,...

Newport announces series of financial relief programs

NEWPORT – A new series of financial relief measures have been put in place to help ease the potential economic impact of the COVID-19...

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