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NUWC renews $49.6M Rite-Solutions IT services contract

MIDDLETOWN – The Naval Undersea Warfare Center has renewed a $49.6 million contract with Rite-Solutions Inc. for the company’s support of the NUWC Activity...

Brock named new chief of staff for general treasurer’s office

PROVIDENCE – Kate Brock will serve as chief of staff in the R.I. Office of the General Treasurer, effective Jan. 1, General Treasurer Seth...

Westerly Education Center completes construction of new science labs

WESTERLY – Westerly Education Center has completed construction of a chemistry lab and biology lab, the nonprofit workforce training and higher education center announced...

Report: Food insecurity in R.I. on the rise despite improving economy

PROVIDENCE – Food insecurity in Rhode Island is on the rise, according to a Nov. 19 report from the Rhode Island Community Food Bank.According...

Parisian-inspired Ellie’s to open in Providence in spring 2019

PROVIDENCE – Ellen Slattery, owner of Gracie’s and Ellie’s Bakery, announced she will be opening Ellie’s, a Parisian-inspired neighborhood bistro, at 225 Weybosset St....

ProJo, other GateHouse pubs, shortening subscriptions by charging for inserts

PROVIDENCE – Special supplements included in a subscription to the print edition of the Providence Journal can shorten the term of a customer’s subscription.The...

House Republicans elect Filippi, Chippendale as new minority leaders

PROVIDENCE – Rep. Blake A. Filippi, R-New Shoreham, will serve as the next House minority leader, following a vote of the chamber’s Republican caucus.Filippi...

Ørsted completes acquisition of Deepwater Wind, expects to add R.I. jobs

PROVIDENCE – Ørsted’s acquisition of Deepwater Wind LLC for $510 million has been finalized, the Danish company announced Nov. 7.Ørsted entered into an agreement...

Owner seeks relief from building codes to open Lizzie Borden’s house...

FALL RIVER – Donald Woods, owner of Lizzie Borden’s last residence, a Victorian home known as Maplecroft Mansion, is seeking state-level exemptions from having...

Melo sentenced in smuggling of profits from illegal overfishing operation

DARTMOUTH – Jamie Melo, a former captain with the Bristol County Sheriff’s Office, was sentenced Nov. 5 for his role in helping Carlos Rafael...
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