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Division of Taxation releases top tax delinquents in R.I., owing $43...

PROVIDENCE – The state is owed $43 million in back taxes, according to lists of the top 100 income tax delinquents and business tax...

URI to end partnership with Confucius Institute

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – The University of Rhode Island is ending its partnership with the Chinese-funded Confucius Institute after the FBI expressed concerns the international...

Commerce CMO Salamano to return to private sector in Jan.

PROVIDENCE – R.I. Commerce Corp. Chief Marketing Officer Lara Salamano is returning to the private sector in mid-January, Commerce RI announced on Dec. 10.During...

Gorbea honored with 2018 New American Hero Award for election improvements

PROVIDENCE – Secretary of State Nellie M. Gorbea received the 2018 New American Hero Award for her work in improving access to the ballot...

Mortgage delinquency rate in R.I. declines to 4.9% in September

PROVIDENCE – Mortgage delinquency of 30 days or more in Rhode Island declined 0.7 percentage points year over year to 4.9 percent in September,...

Providence VA Medical nurse admits to fraudulently obtaining opioid prescriptions

PROVIDENCE – A Providence VA Medical Center nurse pleaded guilty in federal court on Dec. 7 to charges that he fraudulently obtained and tampered...

Westport Planning Board approves solar farm despite neighbor concerns

WESTPORT – The Planning Board has approved CVE Solar’s request to develop a 3.1-megawatt solar farm on Drift Road, The Herald News reported Dec....

R.I. behind on funding post-employment benefits, but better than rest of...

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island’s “other post-employment benefit liabilities,” which typically consist of retiree health plans, are only 16.5 percent funded, still the highest in...

Elorza signs sister-city agreement between Providence and Zhuhai, China

PROVIDENCE – Mayor Jorge O. Elorza joined city officials, Bryant University President Ronald K. Machtley and a delegation from Zhuhai, Guangdong Province, People’s Republic...

R.I. students score poorly on RICAS

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island students in grades 3-8 lag well behind their counterparts in Massachusetts in math and English language arts, according to results...
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