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Lawmakers approve consumer protections for student-loan servicing practices

PROVIDENCE – Lawmakers approved the Student Loan Bill of Rights to protect Rhode Islanders through new consumer protections and oversight of student-loan servicing practices,...

GA passes law allowing workers to bid for biz following mass...

PROVIDENCE – The General Assembly has approved legislation to notify workers of their opportunity to organize a cooperative and make a bid to buy...

Bag ban and straw bills removed from House committee agenda

PROVIDENCE – A statewide bag ban and restrictions on restaurant use of plastic straws will not become law this year, ecoRI News reported June...

HarborOne to commence secondary stock offering

PROVIDENCE – HarborOne Bancorp Inc. will commence its secondary offering, beginning with the conversion of HarborOne Mutual Bancshares from the mutual holding company structure...

1% meal and beverage tax collection dips in April

PROVIDENCE – Collection of the local 1% meal and beverage tax in April totaled $2.2 million, a 2.9% decline year over year, according to...

R.I. personal income growth fifth-slowest in the nation in Q1

PROVIDENCE – Personal income in Rhode Island increased at a seasonally adjusted, annualized rate of 1.7% in the first quarter of 2019 over the...

DEP discovers buried toxins with elevated PCB levels in Dartmouth neighborhood

DARTMOUTH – An investigation of industrial waste in the Bliss Corner neighborhood has revealed contaminated soil at four new locations, www.southcoasttoday.com reported June 24.Toxic...

River House apartments opening celebrated with ribbon-cutting

PROVIDENCE – Gov. Gina M. Raimondo joined GMH Capital Partners LP, Wexford Science & Technology LLC, and state and local officials on June 20...

Bristol-Warren superintendent resigns amid school-safety concerns

PROVIDENCE – Mario Andrade has resigned as superintendent of the Bristol Warren Regional School District amid school-safety concerns, WLNE-TV ABC 6 reported June 26.Andrade...

R.I. has second-highest spending per capita on lottery in 2017

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Islanders spent $502.01 on the lottery per capita in 2017, the second-highest amount in the nation only to Massachusetts, according to...
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