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CRMC chairwoman resigns

PROVIDENCE – The chairwoman of a council of state coastal regulators has resigned amid increasing scrutiny over its decisions and makeup of the appointed body. In...
Joseph R. Paolino Jr.

Regionalizing R.I.’s pensions could save us

There is no avoiding the disastrous consequences of Providence’s $1.2 billion unfunded pension liability. In fact, the argument could be made that the city...

Biden admin stepping up community grants from COVID bill

WASHINGTON (AP) – President Joe Biden's administration is beginning to make $3 billion in economic development grants available to communities – a tenfold increase...

Needed Slater overhaul will be costly

The price of transforming Eleanor Slater Hospital into a well-run, well-appointed hospital for Rhode Islanders with significant psychiatric or medical needs is unknown, but...

Inaugural P-TECH health care cohort graduates from North Providence High School

WARWICK – In addition to their high school diplomas, 12 North Providence High School seniors graduated with associate degrees from the Community College of...

U.S. Commerce Secretary Raimondo sells home in College Hill for $1.2M

PROVIDENCE – U.S. Commerce Secretary Gina M. Raimondo and her husband, Andrew Moffit, have sold their six-bedroom home on the East Side for $1.2...
JANET COIT, former director of the R.I. Department of Environmental Management, has been named the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Fisheries assistant administrator. / PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Former R.I. DEM Director Coit named NOAA Fisheries assistant administrator

PROVIDENCE – Former R.I. Department of Environmental Management Director Janet Coit has officially been named the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Fisheries assistant administrator,...
VIRTUAL CONNECTION: Gov. Daniel J. McKee holds a Facebook Live event on June 3 to discuss health care in Rhode Island. Panelists included, clockwise, Womazetta Jones, secretary of R.I. Executive Office of Health and Human Services; Stefan Pryor, commerce secretary; Patrick Tigue, the state health insurance commissioner; Dr. Megan Ranney, of Brown University; and Dr. Nicole Alexander-Scott, R.I. Department of Health director. It’s unclear what form these types of gatherings will take after the pandemic has passed.

Public officials ponder future of online meetings

Rhode Island public meetings have been virtual for more than a year. In that time, the audience for the meetings of public bodies such...
GOV. DANIEL J. MCKEE, center, on Friday signed into law legislation that eliminates the sunset provision of the Rhode Island Promise program at the Community College of Rhode Island. / COURTESY OFFICE OF GOV. DANIEL J. MCKEE

McKee signs law to make R.I. Promise program permanent

WARWICK – With a few strokes of a pen, Gov. Daniel J. McKee has now made the state’s Rhode Island Promise program at the...

Raimondo to speak at Bryant University World Trade Day May 26

SMITHFIELD – U.S. Secretary of Commerce and former R.I. Gov. Gina M. Raimondo will be one of the featured speakers at Bryant University’s World...

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