ELIZABETH “LIZ” TANNER, second from right, the state’s commerce secretary, addresses the crowd at Crescent Park Carousel on Monday as state officials announced new grant funding from R.I. Commerce Corp. to support summer events across Rhode Island. / COURTESY R.I. COMMERCE CORP.

EAST PROVIDENCE – Local elected and R.I. Commerce Corp. officials on Monday at Crescent Park Carousel announced that $364,891 in new Rhode Island Rebounds Placemaking Grants has been awarded for multiple initiatives by local nonprofits and municipalities to support various summer events across the state. State officials say the mini grants, which were approved by

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