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THE R.I. PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION on Monday voted to extend its decision halting utility company shutoffs through April 15, impacting companies such as National Grid Rhode Island. / PBN FILE PHOTO/MARK S. MURPHY

National Grid gives $500K to R.I., N.Y., Mass. customers and charities

WALTHAM, Mass. – National Grid will give $500,000 to customers and charitable organizations in Rhode Island, New York and Massachusetts to offset the health...
CLOSURES, CANCELLATIONS and postponements continued in Rhode Island as part of efforts to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 disease in the state./ AP FILE PHOTO/CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL AND PREVENTION

Cancellations, postponements and closures announced Tuesday

PROVIDENCE – Gov. Gina M. Raimondo on Tuesday announced two more positive coronavirus cases in Rhode Island, bringing the state total to 23. The governor...
GOV. GINA M. RAIMONDO announced Tuesday that two new cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed, and Microsoft Corp. will provide all businesses of all sizes in Rhode Island free Office 365 programs for six months. / PBN FILE PHOTO/ELIZABETH GRAHAM

2 new COVID-19 cases identified; R.I. businesses to receive assistance

PROVIDENCE – Two more positive COVID-19 have been identified in Rhode Island, increasing the state’s total to 23, and state officials announced Tuesday some...

PBN to host health care webinar on the coronavirus

PROVIDENCE – Providence Business News will host a free virtual summit on April 1 on what businesses need to know about the global COVID-19...
THE SBA has approved $22.6 million in low-interest loans for Rhode Island applicants as of April 19.

SBA, U.S. Dept. of Commerce to hold coronavirus conference call series

PROVIDENCE – A series of coronavirus special conference calls will be hosted by the U.S Department of Commerce and the U.S. Small Business Administration...
THREE OF FIVE Rhode Island counties have received quick approval for businesses to apply for loans through the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Economic Injury Disaster Loan program, said Mark S. Hayward, SBA Rhode Island district director.

R.I. counties get SBA disaster declaration

PROVIDENCE – Three of five state counties have been approved for low-interest loans through the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Economic Injury Disaster Loan program,...
WALLETHUB ranked Rhode Island as the "most aggressive" state in the U.S. in combatting the spread of the coronavirus. / AP FILE PHOTO/ CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL AND PREVENTION

WalletHub: R.I. most aggressive state vs. coronavirus in U.S.

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island was determined to be the "most aggressive" state in the country versus the coronavirus, according to a report from WalletHub...

COVID-19 unemployment claims rise to nearly 10K in R.I.

PROVIDENCE – Nearly 10,000 people have already lost their jobs in Rhode Island due to the new coronavirus which leads to the COVID-19 infection. The...
UNITED WAY OF Rhode Island and the Rhode Island Foundation have established the Rhode Island COVID-19 Response Fund to assist nonprofits during the coronavirus outbreak.

United Way, R.I. Foundation create COVID-19 response fund to help nonprofits

PROVIDENCE – In an effort to help nonprofits with direct-service programs impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, the United Way of Rhode Island and the...
THE CORONAVIRUS has continued to prompt the closure of business and nonprofits around the state. / NIAID-RML via AP

Closures continue around R.I. amid COVID-19 spread

PROVIDENCE – Closings due to the spread of the coronavirus and efforts to contain it continued over the weekend and Monday. Gov. Gina M. Raimondo...

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