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Linn Health to close nursing home in July; 48 patients to...

EAST PROVIDENCE – After implementing a “Hail Mary” plan to save its nursing home, Linn Health & Rehabilitation will be closing its doors in...
A RENDERING OF THE proposed 30-story apartment building featuring 216 residential units and 248 parking spaces next to the Hilton Providence. / COURTESY ZDS ARCHITECTURE & INTERIOR

Proposed apartment tower in Providence gains 1st approval

PROVIDENCE – A proposal for a 30-story apartment tower next to the Hilton Providence along Interstate 95 cleared a crucial hurdle by earning preliminary...

Larkin nominated as R.I. health director

PROVIDENCE – Dr. Jerome M. Larkin, director of inpatient infectious diseases consultation services at Rhode Island Hospital, has been nominated to be the new...

Washington Bridge to be replaced, McKee says ‘accountability will come’

PROVIDENCE – Gov. Daniel J. McKee on Thursday said the westbound Washington Bridge will require a full replacement. Several engineering reports and agency inspections examining...

McKee: Feds investigating Washington Bridge shutdown

PROVIDENCE – The U.S. Department of Justice and the Office of the Inspector General are investigating the state’s handling of the Washington Bridge closure,...
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PBN acquired by Woodward Communications Inc.; Brisson named publisher

PROVIDENCE – Providence Business News on Tuesday announced that it has been acquired by Iowa-based Woodward Communications Inc., an employee-owned company, and that Annemarie...
R.I. ATTORNEY GENERAL Peter F. Neronha announced Monday that the state has reached a $6 million settlement with Exxon Mobil over soil and groundwater contamination. / COURTESY R.I. ATTORNEY GENERAL PETER F. NERONHA

State reaches $6M settlement in final soil, water contamination lawsuit

PROVIDENCE – The state has resolved a lawsuit against the final gasoline refiner named in a 2016 case for its role in polluting Rhode...
EDESIA INC. in North Kingstown received a $137 million gift from the Bezos Family Foundation to help expand its operations both locally and internationally.

Edesia receives $137M gift from Bezos Family Foundation

NORTH KINGSTOWN – A local nonprofit manufacturer that produces food to help malnourished children around the world received a transformational gift from the family...
LISA BALDELLI-HUNT, pictured standing outside former Woonsocket water treatment plant along the Blackstone River in 2022, has resigned as mayor of Woonsocket effective immediately. / PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Woonsocket Mayor Lisa Baldelli-Hunt resigns from office immediately

WOONSOCKET – Lisa Baldelli-Hunt, who has served as the city’s mayor for about a decade but ran into recent controversies within the last couple...

Judge orders eviction of Skyline at Waterplace

PROVIDENCE – A state district court judge on Monday ordered the eviction of Skyline at Waterplace LLC, the tenant who has leased the prominent...
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