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Report: Memorial Hospital closure resulted in longer ER wait times at...

PAWTUCKET – The closing of Memorial Hospital has resulted in limited access to care and increased wait times at emergency rooms at other local...

Hasbro reports 136% profit jump in 2019

PAWTUCKET – Hasbro Inc. reported a 136% boost in profit in 2019, to $520.5 million, or $4.05 per diluted share, according to a company...

Providence man sentenced to 5 years in prison for possession, distributing...

PROVIDENCE – A Providence man found to be in possession of more than 100 grams of fentanyl was sentenced Feb. 7 to five years...

Water main break closes Toll Gate High School for a week

WARWICK – A water main break Feb. 8 forced the closure of Toll Gate High School and the Warwick Area Career & Technical Center...

Brown University president Paxson receives three-year contract extension

PROVIDENCE – Christina H. Paxson will continue to lead Brown University for another five years after the Ivy League university agreed to extend her...

Silveira named executive director of R.I. Turnpike and Bridge Authority

PROVIDENCE – Lori Caron Silveira has been named executive director of the R.I. Turnpike and Bridge Authority, the agency announced on Feb. 5. Silveira, who...

Lifespan signs letter of intent to join with Coastal Medical

PROVIDENCE – Lifespan Corp. announced Feb. 6 that it is in the process of affiliating with Coastal Medical Inc. The two health care organizations have...

Providence man admits to role in bogus check conspiracy to defraud...

PROVIDENCE – Edmilson Rodrigues, of Providence, has admitted to participating in a conspiracy to defraud banks in Rhode Island and Massachusetts of more than...

BankFive pledges $75K toward UMass Dartmouth’s blue economy initiative

DARTMOUTH – BankFive will contribute $75,000 over three years to help identify blue economy-related industry and workforce-training opportunities, the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth and...

Garden City Center sells for $181M

CRANSTON – Garden City Center has sold for $181 million, according to property records. The seller was Gateway Woodside Inc. and the buyer was Garden...

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