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Study recommends long-term investment to improve R.I. park system

PROVIDENCE – A “strategic, sustained, long-term investment to increase the self-sufficiency and economic potential” of the state’s park system is needed, the R.I. Department...

Barbara Fields to leave ED role at R.I. Housing in March

PROVIDENCE – R.I. Housing and Mortgage Finance Corp. CEO and Executive Director Barbara Fields will step down from her role in March when her...

S&P upgrades bond ratings for RIAC

PROVIDENCE – Standard & Poor’s Global Ratings has upgraded R.I. Commerce Corp.’s general airport revenue bonds issued for the R.I. Airport Corp. from BBB+...

Weisman sworn in as new U.S. Attorney for District of Rhode...

PROVIDENCE – Aaron L. Weisman has been sworn in as the state’s U.S. attorney, the Department of Justice announced Jan. 14. Weisman was nominated by...

FM Global whitepaper urges CFOs to guard against natural disaster risk...

JOHNSTON – Mutual insurance giant FM Global has released a whitepaper urging chief financial officers to ensure their companies are prepared for natural disaster...

Job Lot sales audit coordinator arrested for alleged theft of $20K

SCITUATE – Jennifer L. Cotrone, a former sales audit coordinator and 18-year employee at Ocean State Job Lot, has been arrested on felony charges...

Ryan becomes first woman to be elected majority leader of Providence...

PROVIDENCE – The City Council has elected Councilwoman Jo-Ann Ryan, D-Ward 5, as majority leader for the 2019-2023 term, making her the first woman...

Report: R.I. mortgage delinquency declines in Oct.

PROVIDENCE – The 30 days or more mortgage-delinquency rate in Rhode Island declined 0.9 percentage points year over year in October to 4.6 percent,...

Building Bridges raising funds for legal fees to appeal skyscraper zoning...

PROVIDENCE – Building Bridges Providence has been raising money to cover legal fees to appeal the City Council’s approval of a zoning change for...

Newport business incubator lands marine-tech firm

NEWPORT – Inspire Environmental, which specializes in environmental assessments and seafloor mapping, will relocate to a new business incubator expected to open this winter...
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