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9 municipalities get matching grants from state’s infrastructure program

PROVIDENCE – Nine municipalities were each awarded funding from the state’s Municipal Public Safety Infrastructure Grant Program that helps finance significant public safety facility...

‘Here we go again’: Washington Bridge rebuild poses new challenge for businesses

PROVIDENCE – Just when many local businesses thought the threat of external forces such as the pandemic and a possible recession were behind them,...

Dollar Tree to close nearly 1,000 stores, posts surprise fourth-quarter loss

Dollar Tree Inc. will close nearly 1,000 stores and swung to a surprise fourth-quarter loss as the discount retailer took a related $1.07 billion...

R.I. gets $52.9M for Cliff Walk, 37 other projects

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island will get more than $52.9 million in federal funding to support 38 local projects, including $5 million to repair the...

E.P. House candidate, Central Falls firefighters PAC fined for state campaign...

A former candidate for state representative and the political action committee for the Central Falls firefighters union have agreed to pay fines for violating...

Report: Washington Bridge closure has cost state $860K so far

PROVIDENCE – The closure of the westbound side of the Washington Bridge is taking its toll on the state’s coffers. The R.I. Department of Transportation...

$12M awarded for municipal resilience projects

PROVIDENCE – Twenty communities across the state that participated in the Municipal Resilience Program were awarded a total of $12 million in grants, Gov....

State officials say Washington Bridge may need to be torn down

PROVIDENCE – State officials on Monday publicly acknowledged that the Washington Bridge may need to be torn down and rebuilt, depending on the findings...

Wintry mix slows Tuesday’s commute, 1-3 inches snow expected across R.I.

PROVIDENCE – It was a slow commute Tuesday morning as winter storm blanketed the state with snow, sleet and freezing rain.  The National Weather Service...

SBA approves low-interest loans for local businesses affected by bridge closure

PROVIDENCE - Rhode Island business owners are now eligible for low-interest loans provided by the U.S. Small Business Administration to recoup lost revenue due...
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