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Regulators approve winter rate hikes for NatGrid

WARWICK – State utility regulators on Aug. 27 voted to approve higher winter electricity rates, beginning in October, but this time the increases will...

Tiverton property owners eye boost from new casino

TIVERTON – “For sale” and “for lease” signs began popping up a few months ago on properties near the entrance to the new Twin...

‘Jungleland’ to be shot in Fall River area

FALL RIVER – “Jungleland,” a film starring Charlie Hunnam, is in preproduction in the area, according to SouthCoastToday.com.The film is expected to be shot...

Report: R.I. has third-highest bonded liabilities per capita

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island had the third-highest total bonded liabilities per capita in the nation, according to an Aug. 28 report from the American...

McKee’s biz-pitch challenge awards $9K in scholarships

PROVIDENCE – Five teams of high school students from across the state won a share of $9,000 in college scholarships as part of Lt....

RISN buys The Westerly Sun

WESTERLY – Sun Media Group plans to sell the Westerly Sun and its related publications (including the Mystic River Press) to R.I.S.N. Operations Inc.,...

Swansea voters oppose residential rezoning for pot growing

SWANSEA – A proposed rezoning to allow recreational marijuana cultivation in rural residential zones was denied by voters at a special town meeting on...

ACLU sues Woonsocket over Sojourner grant denial

WOONSOCKET – The ACLU of Rhode Island is suing the city on behalf of Providence-based Sojourner House over what it claims was an arbitrary...

Raimondo blames GA for PawSox move to Worcester

PROVIDENCE – The Pawtucket Red Sox have signed a letter of intent to move the team to Worcester, and Gov. Gina M. Raimondo says...

Researchers conducting seafloor survey for proposed offshore wind projects

NORTH KINGSTOWN – A multimillion-dollar ocean-floor survey is being conducted off the Rhode Island coast in preparation for the South Fork Wind Farm and...
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