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Junkin hired as R.I. chief investment officer

PROVIDENCE – Andrew Junkin, a chartered financial analyst, has been hired as the state’s chief investment officer, effective June 22, the R.I. General Treasurer...

Rhode Island outlaws manufacture, sale, possession of untraceable firearms

PROVIDENCE – Gov. Gina M. Raimondo on June 23 signed into law legislation to prohibit the manufacture, transfer, purchase or possession of any plastic,...

N.E. employer costs per employee second highest in nation

PROVIDENCE – Employer costs in New England per employee were $40.89 per hour in March, second highest of any region in the United States,...

Former auto transport owner arrested, charged with wire and mail fraud

PROVIDENCE – Michael Chaves, former owner of CAT/Colonial Auto Transport Inc. in East Providence, now defunct, was arrested and charged with wire fraud and...

23 R.I. nursing homes cited for infection-control violations prior to COVID-19...

PROVIDENCE – Twenty-three Rhode Island nursing homes have been cited for infection-control and prevention violations over the past two years, including 11 that have...

RIDOT awarded $65M federal grant for Route 146 upgrades

PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Department of Transportation has received a $65 million federal grant to overhaul Route 146, the state’s congressional delegation announced June...

Survey: 77% of CEOs, CFOs say companies unprepared for climate-related impacts

JOHNSTON – More than three-quarters of CEOs and chief financial officers of the largest companies in the world admit their firms are not fully...

R.I. improves ranking in Conning’s State of the States report

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island ranked No. 34 on Conning’s State of the States report, released June 16, that measures municipal-bond credit quality. Rhode Island’s ranking...

Women’s Fund of R.I. grants $120K to 7 nonprofits to advance...

PROVIDENCE – The Women’s Fund of Rhode Island will provide $120,000 in grant funding to seven local nonprofits over the next two years for...

Eduventures: Community colleges could see enrollment spike in fall

PROVIDENCE – As local colleges face uncertainty of what their enrollments will be for the upcoming fall semester because of the COVID-19 pandemic and...

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