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THE 1793 OLD SLATER MILL was one of three historic buildings in Pawtucket acquired by the U.S. National Park Service from the Old Slater Mill Association. / PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Pawtucket nets $4.8M for Blackstone Bikeway addition

PAWTUCKET – The city's planned construction of a Blackstone River Bikeway extension has received a $4.8 million boost from the U.S. Department of Commerce's...
LIFTOFF: Jaia Robotics LLC owner Ian Estaphan Owen launches one of his company’s aquatic robots in Narragansett Bay. Newport-based Jaia could be a benefactor if the University of Rhode Island Research Foundation’s proposal to boost the blue economy is named a winner in the $1 billion Build Back Better Regional Challenge. / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

EYES ON THE PRIZE: 2 key R.I. sectors could get $100M...

Ian Estaphan Owen launched a marine robotics company less than two years ago with the aim of helping combat the effects of climate change. But...
­COORDINATING COVERAGE: HealthSource RI Director Lindsay Lang, third from left, meets with staff members, from left, Contessa Brown, senior analyst; Leslie Racine Vazquez, operations manager; and Steve Micke and Katherine Rivera in customer service. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

HealthSource RI seeing big benefits from ARPA

The calls from doubting policyholders have been coming into HealthSource RI recently as they express concern that there might have been a mistake on...

R.I. receives $10.6M from feds to support tourism, recreation and travel

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island has been awarded a $10.6 million state tourism grant from the U.S. Department of Commerce, the department announced Monday. Rhode Island...
LONG VIEW: Gov. Daniel J. McKee and other state Democratic leaders are focusing on long-term projects for the state’s $1.1 billion share of new federal pandemic aid. / AP FILE PHOTO/STEVEN SENNE

Federal pandemic aid can help now and the long term

While Rhode Island state leaders are focused on hoarding an estimated $1.1 billion in new federal pandemic aid, a different political dynamic is playing...
John J. Igliozzi Jr. / PBN PHOTO/PAMELA BHATIA

Five Questions With: John J. Igliozzi Jr.

John J. Igliozzi Jr. | President, Providence City Council 1. What are your top priorities as council president? Priority No. 1 is stabilizing our...

Key House panel approves $13.1B fiscal 2022 budget

PROVIDENCE – The House Committee on Finance approved a $13.1 billion budget for fiscal 2022 late Thursday night that creates a business tax on...

Survey: R.I. voters want federal aid used on small businesses, education

PROVIDENCE – A public-opinion survey of Rhode Island registered voters conducted by the Hassenfeld Institute for Public Leadership at Bryant University found that a...

How should the state spend an anticipated $1.1 billion in new...

Under the federal American Rescue Plan signed into law in March, Rhode Island is expected to see $1.78 billion in new pandemic aid. State leaders...
SHOT IN THE ARM: Moises Fortes of Pawtucket receives the COVID-19 vaccine from registered nurse Lenny Cioe, while Dr. Cristina Pacheco, chief medical officer for Blackstone Valley Community Health Inc., supervises vaccine administration at Blackstone Valley’s Central Falls location. The organization will receive $4 million from the American Rescue Plan to help keep services going. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

R.I. health centers get crucial cash injection

Karen Mazzola had tears in her eyes when she administered Thundermist Health Center’s first COVID-19 vaccine shot late last year. “I was just overwhelmed with...

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