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Revised design for Hope Point tower presented to city committee

PROVIDENCE – A slightly revised design for the Hope Point tower was presented March 11 to the Downtown Design Review Committee, a panel that...

The price of wholesale electricity and natural gas in N.E. increases...

PROVIDENCE – The average price of wholesale electricity in New England increased 28.3 percent year over year in 2018 to $43.54 per megawatt-hour from...

Rhode Islanders urged to carry naloxone to curb opioid-overdose deaths

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Islanders are being encouraged to carry overdose-reversal-medication naloxone, after it was revealed more than one-third of opioid-overdose calls that emergency medical...

Sosnowski to chair re-established Senate Task Force on Fisheries

PROVIDENCE – Senate President Dominick J. Ruggerio, D-Providence, has re-established the Senate Task Force on Fisheries, to be chaired by Sen. V. Susan Sosnowski,...

Correia announces deal with RES to build, operate new waste transfer...

FALL RIVER – Mayor Jasiel Correia II announced a memorandum of understanding with Rhode Island-based River Environmental Solutions LLC to build a new waste-transfer...

R.I. posts highest HPI growth in N.E. in Jan.

PROVIDENCE – The home-price index in Rhode Island increased 6.1 percent year over year in January, the highest growth rate in New England and...

Fewer property crimes, increased sexual assaults in Fall River in 2018

FALL RIVER – Fewer violent crimes and property crimes were committed in the city last year than in 2017, The Herald News reported on...

New England Motor Freight bankruptcy affects 145 employees at Pawtucket terminal

PAWTUCKET – In the latest blow to the city, less-than-truckload carrier New England Motor Freight Inc., which had a terminal here, filed for Chapter...

The Surf Hotel and Gables Inn to be renovated and combined...

NEW SHOREHAM – The Gables Inn and The Surf Hotel have been bought by 32 Dodge Street Block Island OpCo LLC and will be...

Providence lawmakers call for $15 minimum wage for city workers

PROVIDENCE – Lawmakers have introduced a bill that would add a provision to the state’s minimum-wage law requiring city employees to be paid a...
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