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May 20 deadline looming for federal disaster relief from last winter’s...

PROVIDENCE – Time is running out for individuals, local governments, businesses and eligible nonprofits in Kent, Providence and Washington counties affected by the severe...

FEMA: 1,300 R.I. applicants have received $5.8M in federal storm assistance

PROVIDENCE – As of April 19, $5.8 million in grants have been awarded to 1,305 applicants across Providence, Kent and Washington counties that were...

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 County declared eligible for federal disaster relief

PROVIDENCE – The Federal Emergency Management Agency on Sunday announced that applications for federal disaster assistance are now available for those affected by the...

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...

Report: Some residents drop flood insurance after FEMA rate hikes

PROVIDENCE – About 1 in 10 Rhode Island residents have dropped their flood insurance since December due to the Federal Emergency Management Agency's new...
GOV. GINA M. Raimondo announced Tuesday that Rhode Island has used all of its $1.25 billion in CARES Act funds. / COURTESY R.I. CAPITOL TV

Raimondo: R.I. is on track to use ‘every dollar’ of CARES...

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island is on track to spend every dollar of the state's $1.25 billion slice of Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security...

A $29.6M price tag for security in a pandemic

The state has paid $29.6 million to construct and maintain three field hospitals that have gone unused during the coronavirus crisis, but this insurance...
THE FEMA disaster recovery centers set up in Westerly and Middletown after Hurricane Sandy will close permanently on Friday.

Feds grant $4.2M to R.I. fire departments

WARWICK – Following up on previous federal support for Rhode Island fire departments to  train, equip and recruit firefighters, the state’s congressional delegation announced...
CRANSTON MAYOR ALLAN W. FUNG thanked Rhode Island's congressional delegation for its help in securing funding to help hire and retain 15 firefighter going forward. / PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

FEMA grants $2.7 million to Cranston for more firefighters

PROVIDENCE – Cranston’s fire department is receiving $2.7 million in federal grants to help add 15 firefighters to its staff. The Staffing for Adequate Fire...
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