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City sues opioid manufacturers, distributors over deceptive marketing

PROVIDENCE – The city has filed a lawsuit against opioid manufacturers and distributors, asserting the deceptive marketing, prescribing, overdistribution and sale of opioids have...

Fall River police get 2% raise in FY19 contract

FALL RIVER – The Fall River Police Association Local 1854 has settled a one-year contract for fiscal 2019 that includes a 2 percent increase,...

PowerDocks wins innovation award

NEWPORT – PowerDocks LLC has won the 2018 Electric & Hybrid Marine Industry Innovation of the Year Award for its BlueIsles Solar Microgrid Dock,...

CoreLogic: Providence metro HPI up 7.5% in May

PROVIDENCE – The single-family home price index for the Providence-Warwick metropolitan area increased 7.5 percent year over year in May, according to a July...

Meatworks facility to provide nearby slaughterhouse for local farmers

WESTPORT – Ever since a slaughterhouse in Dartmouth closed in 2007, local farmers have had to ship livestock to New York, New Hampshire and...

Providence Public Library receives $7K grant from Wells Fargo

PROVIDENCE – Providence Public Library was awarded a $7,500 grant from Wells Fargo to help support the library’s Passport to Summer Learning program, PPL...

May construction employment up 500 workers in both Providence, New Bedford...

PROVIDENCE – Construction employment in the Providence-Warwick-Fall River metropolitan area increased 500 workers year over year in May, a 2 percent increase, to 24,100...

T.F. Green Airport name will stay the same, for now

WARWICK – Despite passage of bills by the House and Senate to change the name of T.F. Green Airport to include “Rhode Island,” the...

GA approves PawSox stadium financing plan

PROVIDENCE – The Senate on June 22 gave its approval to House-passed legislation financing a new Pawtucket Red Sox ballpark in downtown Pawtucket. The bill,...

Resource Recovery awarded for recycling awareness campaign

JOHNSTON – Rhode Island Resource Recovery Corp. was named winner of the 2018 Gold Excellence Award in the Awareness Campaign category of the Solid...

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