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BEA: R.I. personal income increased 3.3% Y/Y in Q4

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island personal income in the fourth quarter increased 3.3% year over year, according to preliminary figures released by the Bureau of...

Warwick mayor signs executive order to extend tax, utility filing deadlines

WARWICK – Mayor Joseph J. Solomon has signed an executive order to extend city tax and utility payment deadlines due to the COVID-19 pandemic,...

Newport announces series of financial relief programs

NEWPORT – A new series of financial relief measures have been put in place to help ease the potential economic impact of the COVID-19...

HarborOne Foundation R.I. awards $92K in grants to Ocean State nonprofits

WARWICK – HarborOne Foundation Rhode Island announced March 17 that it will present a total of $92,500 to 14 local nonprofits for their work...

ACLU files complaint against Narragansett Police for not releasing misconduct reports

PROVIDENCE – The American Civil Liberties Union of Rhode Island has filed a complaint against the Narragansett Police Department for refusing to release any...

Raimondo signs $1-an-hour minimum-wage increase

PROVIDENCE – Gov. Gina M. Raimondo on March 10 signed legislation increasing the minimum wage to $11.50 an hour starting Oct. 1. The signing took...

JB Pharmacy making and selling own hand sanitizer on first-come, first-serve...

WARWICK – JB Pharmacy & Compounding, a small, locally owned pharmacy, has begun temporarily making and selling its own hand sanitizer due to the...

R.I. woman sentenced to 30 days in jail for 2018 protest

NEW BEDFORD (AP) – A Rhode Island woman arrested in 2018 at a protest over the conditions at a Massachusetts jail has been sentenced...

Newport selected as Ocean Race stopover for 2022

NEWPORT – The Ocean Race will be returning to Newport. Sail Newport and The Ocean Race on March 10 announced Newport as the race’s only...

2 bills introduced to address regulation of harmful PFAS chemicals

PROVIDENCE – Two bills have been introduced in the General Assembly that would address the regulation of a harmful class of chemicals known as...

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