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Forbes: Citizens, FM Global, Hasbro named Best Employers for Diversity in...

PROVIDENCE – Three Rhode Island-based companies have been named to the Forbes Best Employers for Diversity 2019 list.Citizens Financial Group Inc. in Providence was...

Commission, DEM agree on construction schedule for sewer-overflow tunnel

PROVIDENCE – The Narragansett Bay Commission has reached an agreement with the R.I. Department of Environmental Management to start construction of a tunnel under...

Seekonk residents vote down rezoning for multifamily use at Showcase Cinemas...

SEEKONK – Residents in a special town meeting voted down a proposed rezoning of land adjacent to a former Showcase Cinemas site, the Town...

Goldstein alleges discrimination by RIAC, reaches $192K severance agreement

WARWICK – The R.I. Airport Corp. reached a severance agreement with Patricia “Patti” Goldstein, former senior vice president of marketing and communications, in return...

Correctional officer overtime fuels spike in state workers making $100K or...

PROVIDENCE – The number of state workers who made $100,000 or more increased 21 percent over three years, to 2,336 in 2018 from 1,936...

Barrington extends ban on plastics

BARRINGTON – The Town Council has outlawed a host of single-use plastics and foams, such as Styrofoam and other disposable items, including plastic utensils,...

R.I. HPI growth largest in New England

PROVIDENCE – Single-family home values in Rhode Island increased 7.4 percent year over year in December, the fastest growth in New England, according to...

Commerce RI approves incentives for Aloft Hotel, Custom & Miller Box

PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Commerce Corp. board of directors approved incentives for CV Properties LLC and Custom & Miller Box on Jan. 28.CV Properties...

Partners CEO to retire in April

PROVIDENCE – Dr. David Torchiana, CEO of Partners HealthCare, will retire at the end of April, the company confirmed Jan. 28.The Boston Globe reported...

DOR: Adjusted general revenue $30M below expectations for Dec.

PROVIDENCE – Adjusted general revenue for December was $30.2 million, or 7.9 percent, below the revised estimate adopted at the November 2018 Revenue Estimating...
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