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National Grid proposes small increase in winter electricity rates

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island residents and businesses would again see their electric rates go up this winter, although they won’t be paying as much...

Strong housing market bolsters Washington Trust earnings

WESTERLY – The world might still be turned upside down by COVID-19, but you wouldn’t know it looking at Washington Trust Bancorp Inc.’s latest...

RIDOH opens new COVID-19 test site at R.I. Convention Center

PROVIDENCE – A new COVID-19 testing site opened July 21 at the R.I. Convention Center, the R.I. Department of Health announced. The new site replaces...

Application period open for 6 compassion center licenses in R.I.

PROVIDENCE – Applications for six compassion center licenses will be accepted until Dec. 15, the R.I. Department of Business Regulation announced July 17. In July...

Elorza announces racial reparations plan for Providence

PROVIDENCE – Mayor Jorge O. Elorza on July 15 signed an executive order committing the city to a racial reparations plan, though specific details...

Connors resigns as Raimondo senior adviser following DUI charge

NARRAGANSETT – Daniel P. Connors, a senior adviser in Gov. Gina M. Raimondo’s office, has resigned after being charged with driving under the influence,...

URI College of Engineering, Navatek receive $3.8M contract for cyber-physical systems...

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – Navatek LLC, a research-and-development services provider for government agencies, and the University of Rhode Island’s College of Engineering announced July 14...

5 charged in drug-trafficking scheme, ending cocaine ‘pipeline’ to R.I.

PROVIDENCE – An alleged drug-trafficking pipeline was shut down when five individuals were charged in U.S. District Court on July 14, U.S. Attorney for...

Brickley’s Ice Cream, ice cream, verbal abuse, customers

PROVIDENCE – Following an altercation with two “verbally abusive” customers on July 12 at its South Kingstown shop, Brickley’s Ice Cream via a Facebook...

Brown University will have trimester schedule as part of reopening plan

PROVIDENCE – Brown University will operate on a fall, spring and summer trimester schedule for the 2020-21 academic year to limit the number of...

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