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Disasters hurt affordable housing most

The tornadoes and wildfires that devastated communities from Kentucky to Colorado in the final weeks of 2021 left thousands of people displaced or homeless....

Biden to continue FEMA virus aid for states until April 1,...

WASHINGTON (AP) – President Joe Biden is extending the federal government's 100% reimbursement of COVID-19 emergency response costs to states, tribes and territories through...

Report: 30% of state critical infrastructure at risk of failing in...

PROVIDENCE – A major flood could render inoperable nearly one-third of Rhode Island's hospitals, wastewater treatment plants, ports and other critical infrastructure, simultaneously making...

FEMA awards R.I. $27M in COVID-19 expense reimbursement

PROVIDENCE – The Federal Emergency Management Agency is allocating $27.3 million to cover costs associated with the statewide COVID-19 response in the state in...

Report: Over half of R.I. policyholders of national flood insurance will...

PROVIDENCE – Over half of Rhode Island property owners with national flood insurance will see their annual premiums increase under changes to the Federal...
SOUNDING THE ALARM: Daniel Egan, president of the Association of Independent Colleges and Universities of Rhode Island, says local schools need to be “aggressive in managing the decline in the number of high school graduates in the coming years.” / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Enrollment ‘headwinds’ coming for local colleges

Colleges and universities in Rhode Island will need to find creative ways to draw in promising students in the face of a steep enrollment...

State controller: FY 21 budget year ends $51M above expected surplus

PROVIDENCE – Higher income and sales tax revenue combined with federal emergency management reimbursements boosted the state’s fiscal 2021 surplus to $332 million as...
ADVANCED PLANNING: Arnold “Buff” Chace Jr., managing principal of Cornish Associates LP, is co-chairman of a group called the Providence Resilience Partnership, which is looking at how to better understand and prepare the city for flood risk and secure federal funding for its priorities. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

SURGE MENTALITY: Warning sounded about Providence’s widespread flood risks

Arnold “Buff” Chace Jr. was 7 years old when Hurricane Carol ravaged Rhode Island, with a storm surge that submerged downtown Providence in 12...

Excitement, confidence builds for event organizers as capacity restrictions ease

PROVIDENCE – As if recent announcements by state officials over the last couple of months outlining the return of large-scale events to Rhode Island...

R.I. allocated $64.9M from FEMA for COVID-19 response

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island has been allocated $64.9 million in federal funds to aid COVID-19 vaccine distribution efforts, Sen. Jack Reed, D-R.I., announced Wednesday. The...

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