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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...

Northern Rhode Island Chamber adds job bank to website for members

PROVIDENCE – The Northern Rhode Island Chamber of Commerce has set up a job bank on its website, in response to the demand for...

Westport River Watershed Alliance breaks ground on new headquarters project

WESTPORT – The Westport River Watershed Alliance held a groundbreaking ceremony June 8 for a project to convert an abandoned garage by the river...

R.I. to administer Uniform Bar Examination next year

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island will join 31 other jurisdictions in the United States next year in administering the Uniform Bar Examination, the R.I. Judiciary...

CCI drops again in April but economy still grows

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – In a second consecutive monthly decline, the current-conditions index compiled by University of Rhode Island economist Leonard Lardaro fell another eight...

CoreLogic: R.I. mortgage delinquency continues decline in March

PROVIDENCE – The March house foreclosure inventory and delinquency rates in the metropolitan area continued multiyear declines, according to a June 12 CoreLogic report. In...

Mansaray pleads guilty to bank fraud conspiracy, aggravated identity theft

PROVIDENCE – City resident Jamal Mansaray pleaded guilty May 30 to one count each of bank fraud conspiracy and aggravated identify theft related to...

Noriegas indicted for workers’ compensation fraud

FALL RIVER – Rossy Noriega, former owner and president of shuttered New Diamond Work Inc., a temporary employment agency, and her daughter and employee...

Amtrak launches new assigned-seating initiative for Acela first class

PROVIDENCE – Amtrak is now offering assigned seating for customers traveling in Acela first class on select departures, the company announced May 30. With the...

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