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RHODE ISLAND'S UNEMPLOYMENT RATE increased to 4% in March, according to the R.I. Department of Labor and Training. /AP FILE PHOTO / NAM Y. HUH

R.I. unemployment rises again, to 4% in March

CRANSTON – March's 4% state unemployment rate marks the sixth consecutive monthly increase. The seasonally adjusted rate is one-tenth of a percentage point higher...

R.I. median home sale price remains same in March, but inventory...

WARWICK – While the month of February offered a brief glimmer of hope for increased home inventory, March returned to an unfortunate normal. In its...
STATE EDUCATION OFFICIALS have opened applications for $3.8 million in Learn365 grants through May 3.

$3.8M in Learn365 grants now available

PROVIDENCE – Another $3.8 million in state grants to help expand out-of-school learning in communities across Rhode Island is now available for municipalities and...
Jason Albuquerque

Cyber Sessions: Train your staff to fight

(Editor’s note: This is the 21st installment of a monthly column on the growing number of cyberthreats facing businesses of all sizes and what...

Five Questions With: Nelson Taylor

Nelson Taylor is the founder and managing partner behind The Blackstone Team, a real estate group affiliated with Compass Inc. at the real estate...

Smiley unveils $598.6M city budget, vows ‘a new culture in City...

PROVIDENCE – Mayor Brett P. Smiley on Wednesday presented a $598.6 million budget for fiscal year 2025, a 3% increase that targets investments in...
THE PROVIDENCE CITY Plan Commission on Tuesday gave final approval for construction of a new Frank D. Spaziano Middle School on Eastwood Avenue. / COURTESY TECHTON ARCHITECTS

2 Providence school projects progressing; one plan gets final approval

PROVIDENCE – Plans to construct two new school buildings in the city are moving forward, with one project receiving final approval from the city’s...

Providence mayor to unveil fiscal 2025 budget Wednesday

PROVIDENCE – Mayor Brett P. Smiley on Wednesday will formally present his proposed budget for fiscal year 2025 that targets investments in every neighborhood,...

Williams resigns as president of Wizards of the Coast and Hasbro...

PAWTUCKET – Cynthia Williams, president of Wizards of the Coast and Hasbro Gaming, will step down, Hasbro Inc. has announced. Williams will resign from both...

RIDOT to open third westbound lane on Washington Bridge April 19

PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Department of Transportation plans to open a third travel lane on the westbound side of the Washington Bridge on April...
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