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CCRI to lay off 45 full-time employees

WARWICK – The Community College of Rhode Island on Sept. 22 announced it is laying off 45 full-time, non-faculty employees as a cost-cutting measure,...

SENEDIA receives $18.6M defense contract to help build submarine shipbuilding pipeline

MIDDLETOWN – The Southeastern New England Defense Industry Alliance has secured an $18.6 million defense contract from the U.S. Department of Defense to help...

Raimondo proposes cuts to Department of Corrections budget

CRANSTON – Gov. Gina M. Raimondo has introduced a criminal justice reform package as part of her recommended fiscal year 2021 budget proposal, WLNE-TV...

R.I. AFL-CIO unanimously endorses changing state’s official name

PROVIDENCE – The Rhode Island AFL-CIO on Sept. 21 unanimously voted to endorse the proposed amendment to the state’s constitution, dropping the phrase “and...

City sees reduced crime after forming Fall River Violent Gun Task...

FALL RIVER – Two months after the July 10 launch of the police department’s Fall River Violent Gun Task Force, crimes in the city...

New agreement gives exclusive rights to Pawtucket soccer stadium developer, with...

PAWTUCKET – The state and city have signed an agreement giving Fortuitous Partners exclusive rights to develop a $400 million soccer stadium project along...

Legal battle over Coventry solar development ends after parties reach settlement

COVENTRY – After a protracted legal battle over a proposed solar development in western Coventry, the town and the project developer announced Sept. 15...

Fall River City Council approves mayor’s $312.7M budget for FY 21

FALL RIVER – The City Council narrowly approved Mayor Paul Coogan’s nearly $312.7 million fiscal 2021 budget in a 5-4 vote on Sept. 8,...

Indian national admits to role in telemarketing fraud scheme

PROVIDENCE – Chirag Sachdeva, an Indian national, pleaded guilty to seven counts of wire fraud after admitting to participating in a telemarketing scheme to...

Pelino pleads to wage theft and check fraud, must repay former...

PROVIDENCE – A former Warwick business owner pleaded on Sept. 9 in Providence County Superior Court to wage theft and check fraud charges after...

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