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WBJ: Economists say Polar Park less likely to break even

Worcester, Mass. – Although city officials claim Polar Park, the new stadium for the Worcester Red Sox, will pay for itself despite coming in...

Brown plans to build another residence hall on Brook Street

PROVIDENCE – Brown University is in the early stages of adding another residence hall to its campus. The Ivy League university announced Feb. 18 it...

Report: Memorial Hospital closure resulted in longer ER wait times at...

PAWTUCKET – The closing of Memorial Hospital has resulted in limited access to care and increased wait times at emergency rooms at other local...

Hasbro reports 136% profit jump in 2019

PAWTUCKET – Hasbro Inc. reported a 136% boost in profit in 2019, to $520.5 million, or $4.05 per diluted share, according to a company...

Providence man sentenced to 5 years in prison for possession, distributing...

PROVIDENCE – A Providence man found to be in possession of more than 100 grams of fentanyl was sentenced Feb. 7 to five years...

Water main break closes Toll Gate High School for a week

WARWICK – A water main break Feb. 8 forced the closure of Toll Gate High School and the Warwick Area Career & Technical Center...

Brown University president Paxson receives three-year contract extension

PROVIDENCE – Christina H. Paxson will continue to lead Brown University for another five years after the Ivy League university agreed to extend her...

Silveira named executive director of R.I. Turnpike and Bridge Authority

PROVIDENCE – Lori Caron Silveira has been named executive director of the R.I. Turnpike and Bridge Authority, the agency announced on Feb. 5. Silveira, who...

Lifespan signs letter of intent to join with Coastal Medical

PROVIDENCE – Lifespan Corp. announced Feb. 6 that it is in the process of affiliating with Coastal Medical Inc. The two health care organizations have...

Providence man admits to role in bogus check conspiracy to defraud...

PROVIDENCE – Edmilson Rodrigues, of Providence, has admitted to participating in a conspiracy to defraud banks in Rhode Island and Massachusetts of more than...

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