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Gorbea announces launch of new state voter registration system

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island has successfully launched its new Central Voting Registration System, Secretary of State Nellie M. Gorbea announced Dec. 16. The new system,...

NUWC Division Newport partners with Polaris MEP to launch 401 Tech...

NEWPORT – The Naval Undersea Warfare Center Division Newport and Polaris Manufacturing Extension Partnership have signed a Partnership Intermediary Agreement to launch the 401...

Gold elected to chair National Regulatory Research Institute board of directors

PROVIDENCE – Commissioner Marion Gold of the Rhode Island Public Utilities Commission has been elected by the National Regulatory Research Institute as chair of...

Longtime Twin River chairman John Taylor ‘reluctantly’ steps down

LINCOLN – Twin River Worldwide Holdings Inc. Executive Chairman John E. Taylor Jr. said on Dec. 9 that he is “reluctantly” stepping down and...

North Kingstown trucking company facing felony charges for unpaid tolls in...

PROVIDENCE – Six tractor-trailer trucks owned and operated by North Kingstown-based Commodity Haulers Express Inc. were seized by Maine State Police on Dec. 6....

Cerebration wins R.I. Business Competition’s Elevator Pitch Contest

PROVIDENCE – Cerebration bested 44 other contestants to emerge as the winner of the Rhode Island Business Competition’s Elevator Pitch Contest held at Venture...

‘Ransomware’ shuts down part of town’s computer network in East Greenwich

EAST GREENWICH – A recent cyber intrusion took down some parts of the town’s computer network, WPRI-TV CBS 12 reported Dec. 8. Town Manager Andrew...

Somerset Zoning Board delays approving 2 new Brayton Point tenants

SOMERSET – Town zoning officials voted Dec. 9 to delay a decision on the approval of two new businesses at Brayton Point, citing concerns...

Hexagon pledges $4M gift to URI

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – The University of Rhode Island will receive a technology gift valued at $4 million for the URI College of Engineering from...

Brown committee votes to divest from companies engaged in human rights...

PROVIDENCE – The Advisory Committee on Corporate Responsibility in Investment Policies at Brown University voted Dec. 2 in favor of divestment from companies “facilitating...
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