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Meatworks facility to provide nearby slaughterhouse for local farmers

WESTPORT – Ever since a slaughterhouse in Dartmouth closed in 2007, local farmers have had to ship livestock to New York, New Hampshire and...

Providence Public Library receives $7K grant from Wells Fargo

PROVIDENCE – Providence Public Library was awarded a $7,500 grant from Wells Fargo to help support the library’s Passport to Summer Learning program, PPL...

May construction employment up 500 workers in both Providence, New Bedford...

PROVIDENCE – Construction employment in the Providence-Warwick-Fall River metropolitan area increased 500 workers year over year in May, a 2 percent increase, to 24,100...

T.F. Green Airport name will stay the same, for now

WARWICK – Despite passage of bills by the House and Senate to change the name of T.F. Green Airport to include “Rhode Island,” the...

GA approves PawSox stadium financing plan

PROVIDENCE – The Senate on June 22 gave its approval to House-passed legislation financing a new Pawtucket Red Sox ballpark in downtown Pawtucket.The bill,...

Resource Recovery awarded for recycling awareness campaign

JOHNSTON – Rhode Island Resource Recovery Corp. was named winner of the 2018 Gold Excellence Award in the Awareness Campaign category of the Solid...

Raimondo signs legislation protecting DACA recipients in R.I.

PROVIDENCE – Gov. Gina M. Raimondo signed into law legislation that protects the ability of approved recipients in the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals...

Moody’s upgrades Providence outlook to stable, affirms Baa1 and Baa2 debt...

PROVIDENCE – Moody’s Investors Service Inc. has affirmed Providence’s Baa1 general-obligation debt rating and Baa2 lease-revenue debt rating but has revised the outlook on...

House raises compassion center fee to $250K in revised state budget

PROVIDENCE – The $9.6 billion revised budget approved by the House June 15 increases the yearly fee charged to the state’s three medical-marijuana distribution...

R.I. Housing funds 523 mortgages in Q1 for volume over $104.9M

PROVIDENCE – R.I. Housing and Mortgage Finance Corp. financed 523 mortgages via its in-house loan center channels and with participating lenders in the first...
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