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COLLECTIONS OF THE 5 PERCENT Hotel Tax in Rhode Island increased $140,618 year over year to $2.1 million in June. Above, the Omni Providence Hotel, which generated collection of $124,605 in 5 percent hotel tax in June. / PBN FILE PHOTO/STEPHANIE EWENS

State collected $19.6M in 5% hotel tax in fiscal 2017, a...

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island collected $19.6 million in 5 percent hotel taxes in fiscal 2017, a year-over-year increase of 1.2 percent, according to data...
GOV. GINA M. RAIMONDO said the state will increase the resources for foster families in fiscal 2019. /COURTESY STATE OF RHODE ISLAND.

Rhode Island enters Amazon HQ2 competition, lists seven potential host sites

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island entered the North American contest to land the second headquarters for Amazon.com on Thursday, submitting a proposal that identifies seven...
OVERHEAD POWER LINES that currently cross the Seekonk River at India Point Park to East Providence waterfront will be rerouted to cross the river south of the Washington Bridge. / COURTESY THE R.I. DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Energy Facility Siting Board OKs relocation of power lines along Providence,...

WARWICK – The R.I. Energy Facility Siting Board approved a plan to relocate overhead transmission lines that currently have lattice towers in India Point...
AN ASSISTANCE PROGRAM called “First Down” would grant a $7,500 down payment to first-time homebuyers in what Rhode Island Housing considers the six hardest-hit cities by the foreclosure crisis: Providence, Pawtucket, Woonsocket, Warwick, Cranston and East Providence., R.I. Housing announced Friday. /PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

R.I. Housing introduces ‘First Down’ home-purchasing assistance program

Updated: 3:08 p.m. PROVIDENCE – An assistance program called “First Down” would lend a $7,500 down payment to first-time homebuyers, Rhode Island Housing announced Friday. The program...
EAST PROVIDENCE is one of the best small cities to start a business, WalletHub said Monday. /COURTESY WALLETHUB

Report: East Providence one of best small cities to start a...

PROVIDENCE – East Providence is one of the best small cities to start a business, WalletHub said Monday. East Providence ranked 38th on a list...
Care Resource

Care Resource medical providers using TigerText encrypted messaging app

EAST PROVIDENCE – Care Resource LLC, an East Providence-based home health agency, home care and medical supply company serving Rhode Island and southeastern Massachusetts,...

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