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TUFTS HEALTH PLAN has launched a program to reward members for choosing lower-cost care and services.

Tufts Health Plan to reward members for choosing lower-cost providers

PROVIDENCE – Tufts Health Plan members in Rhode Island and Massachusetts can now earn rewards for choosing more cost-efficient providers for health care and...
THE AVERAGE price of regular gas in Rhode Island declined 5 cents this week to $2.67 per gallon. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/AKOS STILLER

Gas prices decline, but refinery explosion could drive them up

PROVIDENCE – The average price of self-serve, regular unleaded gasoline in Rhode Island declined 5 cents this week to $2.67 per gallon, 1 cent...
THE R.I. GENERAL ASSEMBLY passed bills authorizing up to $200 million in GARVEE bonds for the reconstruction of the viaduct that carries !-95 north through downtown Providence. Above, construction on the Providence Viaduct carrying I-95 south. / PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

GA authorizes up to $200M for Providence Viaduct reconstruction

PROVIDENCE – The R.I. General Assembly over the weekend authorized up to $200 million in Grant Anticipation Revenue Vehicle bonds, or GARVEE bonds, for...
THE R.I. COMMERCE CORP. board of directors is scheduled to meet Monday evening to consider $1.9 million in incentives under the Qualified Jobs Incentives tax credit program for GEV Wind Power US LLC to create roughly 125 jobs for work that includes maintenance of the Block Island Wind Farm as well as upcoming wind energy projects. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/ERIC THAYER

Commerce RI to consider $1.9M in incentives for wind turbine maintenance...

PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Commerce Corp. board of directors is scheduled to meet Monday evening to consider up to an estimated $1.9 million in...

JWU rolls out occupational therapy doctorate program

PROVIDENCE – Johnson & Wales University has welcomed its inaugural class of 12 students for the state’s first entry-level occupational therapy doctorate program.The full-time,...

Five Questions With: Dr. Tsewang Gyurmey

Dr. Tsewang Gyurmey, chief medical officer at PACE Organization of Rhode Island, has been seeing patients at PACE centers in Providence, Westerly and Woonsocket...

Southcoast Health awards $150K in grants to local nonprofits

PROVIDENCE – Southcoast Health has announced 18 grant recipients chosen as part of its Community Benefits Impact Opportunity program.Grants total $150,000 and are for...

Providence Safe Stations program sees 100th visitor, city issues $375K in...

PROVIDENCE – Providence Safe Stations, a service that allows people with substance use disorders to seek help at any of the city’s fire stations,...

Newport to launch Safe Stations

NEWPORT – The city has announced that it will be the second municipality in the state to designate its fire stations as points of...

House approves $10B budget that continues car-tax phaseout; expands medical marijuana

PROVIDENCE – The House on Saturday overwhelmingly approved a $9.97 billion spending plan for fiscal 2020 that continues a car-tax phaseout and expands a...
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