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Murphy leaving PBN; will lead Bryant’s John H. Chafee Center

PROVIDENCE – After nearly 14 years as editor of Providence Business News, Mark S. Murphy will leave his post effective Sept. 23.Murphy has been...

Commerce approves incentives for wind-turbine maintenance company

PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Commerce Corp. board of directors approved up to $886,250 over 10 years in Qualified Jobs Incentives for Boston Energy Wind...

Correia vetoes cap on marijuana licenses

FALL RIVER – Mayor Jasiel Correia II has vetoed an ordinance approved by the City Council that would have capped the city’s recreational marijuana...

Salvatore calls for meetings with nightclub owners to end violent incidents

PROVIDENCE – Fed up with recent violent incidents outside local nightclubs, City Councilman David Salvatore is calling for meetings with club owners, WJAR-TV NBC...

May traffic at T.F. Green declines 11%

WARWICK – Total passengers enplaned and deplaned at T.F. Green Airport in May declined 11% year over year to 348,648 passengers, according to R.I....

Bell calls for review of RIAC management, following Norwegian, Sun Country...

PROVIDENCE – State Sen. Samuel W. Bell wants a performance review of the R.I. Airport Corp. management team, following Norwegian Air’s announcement it will...

R.I. median single-family goes for $298K in July, up 6.5%

PROVIDENCE – The median price of a single-family home in Rhode Island was $297,500 in July, a 6.5% increase year over year, the Rhode...

Pawtucket reaches pension settlement with public-safety retirees

PAWTUCKET – A settlement has been reached between the city and the Pawtucket Public Safety Retirees Association, which filed a class action lawsuit in...

UMass Law sees 21.5% boost in first-year student enrollment for 2019-20

DARMOUTH – The law school on the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth campus increased first-year student enrollment by 21.5%, to 113, for the 2019-20 academic...

R.I. mortgage delinquency declines in May, still above U.S. rate

PROVIDENCE – The share of Rhode Island mortgages in 30-day-or-more delinquency in May was 4.2%, a 0.5 percentage-point decline year over year, CoreLogic said...
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