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Magaziner honored for efforts to expand Crime Victim Compensation Program

PROVIDENCE – Treasurer Seth Magaziner earned a “Civic Award” from Crossroads Rhode Island for his efforts to expand the Crime Victim Compensation Program, Magaziner’s...

Embattled Fall River mayor fights recall effort

FALL RIVER – Embattled Mayor Jasiel Correia II wants to keep his job and is asking people not to support a recall effort. Correia, facing...

Reed announces $23.7M in LIHEAP funding for R.I.

PROVIDENCE – The state will receive $23.7 million from the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program to help Rhode Islanders stay warm this winter,...

R.I. gets $500K for STEM apprenticeship program

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island received a three-year, $500,000 STEM apprenticeship grant from the U.S. Department of Education, the R.I. Department of Education announced on...

Hammetts Wharf project begins construction

NEWPORT – Construction on the $29 million Hammetts Wharf project began Oct. 23 at a ceremony attended by Gov. Gina M. Raimondo. The building, when...

Mass. grants UMassD., SouthCoast Development Partnership $300K for blue-economy corridor

DARTMOUTH – The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth and the SouthCoast Development Partnership received a $300,000, three-year state investment from the Mass. Executive Office of...

Diossa elected new president of Rhode Island League of Cities and...

PROVIDENCE – The Rhode Island League of Cities and Towns has elected Central Falls Mayor James A. Diossa as its new president, the organization...

RIAC receives positive rating outlook from Finch

WARWICK – Fitch Ratings has revised the R.I. Airport Corp.’s ratings outlook from stable to positive, citing increased enplanements and reduced costs for airlines...

WashTrust $17.5M profit in Q3 driven by growing commercial loans

WESTERLY – Regional banking leader Washington Trust Bancorp Inc., parent of The Washington Trust Co., posted a $17.5 million profit in the third quarter,...

Stop & Shop to improve ADA compliance in all stores

PROVIDENCE – Stop & Shop Supermarket Co. LLC has agreed to improve accessibility at check-out aisles at its 400 stores and bring them into...
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