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One-time items boost Lifespan’s operating income to $55M in Q1

PROVIDENCE – Lifespan Corp. has started the fiscal year strong reporting a $55.4 million operating income for the first quarter of 2024 ending on...

Providence economic development director resigns

PROVIDENCE – City Director of Economic Development Cassandra Thomas is resigning from their position on March 15, just a year after getting hired. Mayor Brett...

McKee sends top aide to ‘oversee’ RIDOT’s Washington Bridge response 

PROVIDENCE – Gov. Daniel J. McKee on Monday announced he has tapped a senior aide to oversee the R.I. Department of Transportation's response to...

Thomas named Providence director of economic development

PROVIDENCE – Cassandra Thomas, a former federal disaster recovery officer for the Federal Emergency Management Agency, has been named Providence’s new director of economic...

City, Newport Restoration Foundation select Thomason as part of building preservation...

NEWPORT – The city and a local foundation recently selected a Nashville-based consultant to help create guidelines for bolstering the resiliency of historic properties...

R.I. Department of Health to receive nearly $2M FEMA grant

PROVIDENCE – Nearly $2 million in costs racked up by the R.I. Department of Health’s COVID-19 data analysis last year will be reimbursed by...
DANGER AHEAD? A police officer directs traffic away from River Street in West Warwick during widespread flooding in April 2010 while firefighters evacuate residents. Following flood insurance rate changes in October, about 10% of homeowners in the state have dropped their coverage. 
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Homeowners urged to revisit flood insurance following new FEMA rate formula

A fully paid-off home may seem to be a symbol of financial stability. And in many ways, it’s undoubtedly a vital safety net. “It’s wealth...

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...
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