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GDP in Providence metro increases 1.6% in 2017

PROVIDENCE – Real gross domestic product (adjusted for inflation) in the Providence-Warwick-Fall River metropolitan area increased 1.6 percent year over year in 2017. Using...

5 R.I. nonprofits awarded $128K to protect against terrorist attacks

PROVIDENCE – Five nonprofits in Rhode Island were awarded a total of $128,000 in federal grants through the fiscal 2018 Department of Homeland Security’s...

Reed announces $124K to support homeless veterans in R.I.

PROVIDENCE – The Providence Housing Authority and North Providence Housing Authority will receive a total of $123,704 in federal funds to help homeless veterans...

Report: R.I. 529 plans rank well nationally

PROVIDENCE – The Rhode Island 529 education savings plan, CollegeBound Saver, was rated as one of the best 529 education savings plans in the...

Beacon Design creates 3rd annual Beacon House Ornament

LINCOLN – Creator of the White House Ornament since 1981, Beacon Design has handcrafted the Blair House Ornament for the third year in a...

Raimondo promises to bring universal pre-K to R.I. if re-elected

PAWTUCKET – During a Sept. 10 visit to a pre-K classroom here, Gov. Gina M. Raimondo said she would guarantee “every 4-year-old a seat...

Mortgage delinquency in Providence metro 4.8 percent in June

PROVIDENCE – Mortgage delinquency of 30 days or more in the Providence-Warwick-Fall River metropolitan area was 4.8 percent in June, a 0.7 percentage-point decline...

Organ donor advocacy group honors nine local hospitals for donation support

PROVIDENCE – The Workplace Partnership for Life has recognized nine local hospitals for their efforts supporting enrollment in organ and tissue donation registries.The organization,...

Study: R.I. ranked No. 3 in nation for gun safety

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island was ranked third best in TermLife2Go’s “The 10 Best & Worst States for Gun Safety in America,” WPRI-TV CBS 12...

Nature’s Trust RI petitions RIDEM to implement climate change regulations

PROVIDENCE – Nature’s Trust Rhode Island has petitioned the R.I. Department of Environmental Management to put regulations in place to ensure the state “does...
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