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HarborOne Foundation R.I. awards $92K in grants to Ocean State nonprofits

WARWICK – HarborOne Foundation Rhode Island announced March 17 that it will present a total of $92,500 to 14 local nonprofits for their work...

ACLU files complaint against Narragansett Police for not releasing misconduct reports

PROVIDENCE – The American Civil Liberties Union of Rhode Island has filed a complaint against the Narragansett Police Department for refusing to release any...

Raimondo signs $1-an-hour minimum-wage increase

PROVIDENCE – Gov. Gina M. Raimondo on March 10 signed legislation increasing the minimum wage to $11.50 an hour starting Oct. 1. The signing took...

JB Pharmacy making and selling own hand sanitizer on first-come, first-serve...

WARWICK – JB Pharmacy & Compounding, a small, locally owned pharmacy, has begun temporarily making and selling its own hand sanitizer due to the...

R.I. woman sentenced to 30 days in jail for 2018 protest

NEW BEDFORD (AP) – A Rhode Island woman arrested in 2018 at a protest over the conditions at a Massachusetts jail has been sentenced...

Newport selected as Ocean Race stopover for 2022

NEWPORT – The Ocean Race will be returning to Newport. Sail Newport and The Ocean Race on March 10 announced Newport as the race’s only...

2 bills introduced to address regulation of harmful PFAS chemicals

PROVIDENCE – Two bills have been introduced in the General Assembly that would address the regulation of a harmful class of chemicals known as...

R.I. home price index increases 3.7% Y/Y in Jan.

PROVIDENCE – The home price index in Rhode Island increased 3.7% year over year in January, lower than the 4% rise nationally, CoreLogic said...

NUWC test team awarded for reducing cost, time of torpedo-firing exercises

NEWPORT – The Virginia-class Block III/Advanced Processor Build 5 Weapon Development Coordinated Development Test Team at the Naval Undersea Warfare Center Division Newport has...

State leaders tout opening of Orsted innovation hub

PROVIDENCE – State officials joined Orsted U.S. Offshore Wind on March 2 to celebrate the grand opening of the company’s innovation hub, touting it...

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