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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...

Pawtucket finalizes contract with Gatso-USA for speed camera program

PAWTUCKET – The city has ratified a contract with Gatso-USA and will implement a school safety speed and red-light program. Gatso was selected through a...

Raimondo to support Ruggerio’s proposal to legalize online sports betting in...

PROVIDENCE – Gov. Gina M. Raimondo supports a proposal by Senate President Dominick J. Ruggerio to legalize online sports betting in Rhode Island, WPRI-TV...

Rite Aid pays $300K for excess controlled substance prescriptions

PROVIDENCE – The state has negotiated a $300,000 settlement from Rite Aid Corp. for filling excess prescriptions of Schedule III controlled substances, the R.I....

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