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Brewers: R.I. law hurts direct sales

A new state law allows Rhode Island brewers to sell twice as much beer directly to consumers than they could before, but local beermakers...
FUTURE ASPIRATIONS: Providence Mayor Jorge O. Elorza has had to deal with a recent spate of public safety issues in the city while also considering a run for governor in 2022. / PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Fighting crime complicated by upcoming election

The wave of highly publicized crimes that has swept through Providence in recent months has prompted no shortage of calls for action, but looming...
GOV. DANIEL J. MCKEE on Thursday extended Rhode Island's COVID-19 state of emergency declaration through at least Sept. 1. /AP FILE PHOTO/STEVEN SENNE

R.I. COVID-19 state of emergency extended through Sept. 1

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island will continue to remain under a state of emergency until early next month, at least. Gov. Daniel J. McKee signed Thursday...

R.I. falls short of minority, women contracting requirement

PROVIDENCE – The state failed to meet its own minimum requirements for contracts and purchases awarded to women- and minority-owned businesses in fiscal 2020,...

R.I.’s COVID-19 state of emergency extended through Aug. 6

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island could continue to be under a state of emergency for at least another month. Gov. Daniel J. McKee signed a new...
HARRISON PETERS has been asked to resign as Providence superintendent of schools by R.I. Education Commissioner Angelica-Infante Green. / PBN FILE PHOTO/JAMES BESSETTE

Providence school Superintendent Peters asked to resign by Infante-Green

PROVIDENCE – R.I. Commissioner Angelica Infante-Green Tuesday has asked Providence Superintendent of Schools Harrison Peters for his resignation, about a week after the arrest...

Inaction on marijuana legalization suits R.I. business groups

PROVIDENCE – If state lawmakers and Gov. Daniel J. McKee can’t find common ground on legislation to legalize recreational marijuana use this year, most...

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