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Reed announces $5.9M in Low Income Home Energy Assistance funds for...

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island has received $5.9 million through the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program to help residents pay their utility bills during...

R.I. businesses secure $593M in second-round PPP funds as approval rate...

PROVIDENCE – After inundating local lenders with applications for federal payroll relief funds, demand for the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Paycheck Protection Program among...

Slater Technology Fund to invest in Alcinous Pharmaceuticals

PROVIDENCE – The Slater Technology Fund, along with private angel investors, will invest up to $600,000 in Alcinous Pharmaceuticals, the nonprofit seed fund announced...

Local men first in nation charged with attempt to defraud CARES...

PROVIDENCE – Businessmen David Butziger, of Warwick, and David A. Staveley, of Andover, Mass., have been charged in federal district court with trying to...

Unemployment fraud under FBI investigation in Rhode Island

PROVIDENCE – The FBI has joined an investigation into unemployment fraud in Rhode Island, WJAR-TV NBC 10 reported on May 5. “The FBI, Rhode Island...

47 in-person polling locations in R.I. approved for June 2 presidential...

CRANSTON – The R.I. Board of Elections voted 7-0 to approve requests to open 47 polling locations for the predominantly mail-ballot presidential primary on...

CVS Health reports 40% profit jump in Q1 on pandemic purchasing

WOONSOCKET – CVS Health Corp. made a profit of $2 billion in the first quarter, a 40.1% increase year over year, the company reported...

Fall River Public Schools to loan laptops to students to aid...

FALL RIVER – The city’s public schools are planning to distribute approximately 3,600 Chromebook laptops to students to assist with remote learning later this...

Elorza unveils $507M municipal budget; school spending plan incomplete

PROVIDENCE – Mayor Jorge O. Elorza on April 28 unveiled a $506.8 million municipal budget proposal, with a $134.4 million allocation for the Providence...

Commerce RI launches grant program for microbusinesses

PROVIDENCE – R.I. Commerce Corp. recently launched a new grant program designed to help microbusinesses largely left out of federal relief programs. The Microenterprise Stabilization...

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