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Salvatore calls on Providence to assist damaged businesses

PROVIDENCE – City Councilman David Salvatore is calling on the city to assist businesses that incurred damage during the recent riot. Salvatore released a statement...

Warrant issued for Doggie Styles owner after puppy litter found at...

NORTH SMITHFIELD – An arrest warrant has been issued to Doggie Styles pet spa owner John Froais for violating terms of his bail, WLNE-TV...

NEA Tiverton votes no confidence in school superintendent

TIVERTON – The National Education Association Tiverton voted no confidence in Superintendent Peter Sanchioni, WJAR-TV NBC 10 reported June 9. “While the vote was unanimous,...

Rhode Island outlines up to $1.1 billion in potential federal COVID-19...

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island has spent or committed less than $185 million of the $1.25 billion it will receive from the federal government for...

Lifespan, CNE discussing a formal ‘collaboration’

PROVIDENCE – Lifespan Corp. and Care New England Health System on June 2 announced they will spend the next three months in discussions about...

Former Providence attorney sentenced for mail fraud, pension theft

PROVIDENCE – Oleg Nikolyszyn, a former city attorney who fraudulently collected pension funds in the name of a former client following the man’s death,...

ACLU of RI files suit against Pawtucket school officials for unlawful...

PAWTUCKET – Two American Civil Liberties Union of Rhode Island cooperating attorneys filed suit in federal court on June 2 over a school resource...

Preservation Society of Newport County lays off 231 workers as PPP...

NEWPORT – The Preservation Society of Newport County has laid off 231 full-time and part-time workers, representing 69% of its staff, WJAR-TV NBC 10...

5% hotel tax collection in March plummets over 50% Y/Y

PROVIDENCE – Collection of the state 5% hotel tax in March declined 50.7% year over year to $562,853, the R.I. Department of Revenue said...

Lombardi bill would allow R.I. senators proxy vote during state of...

PROVIDENCE – Sen. Frank Lombardi, D-Cranston, has introduced legislation that would allow state senators the right to request permission to vote by proxy during...

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