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McKee announces site, developer for new state health lab

PROVIDENCE – An empty parking lot in Providence’s I-195 Redevelopment District will house the state’s new public health lab. Gov. Daniel J. McKee on Tuesday...

RIDOT celebrates reopening of Cottrell Bridge in Westerly

PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Department of Transportation along with state, federal and local officials celebrated the reopening of the Cottrell Bridge in Westerly Monday.  The $5.5 million...

State awards $3.5M to support 231 new homeless beds

PROVIDENCE – Six community organizations were awarded a total of $3.5 million in state funding for the creation of 231 new shelter beds to...

State must do more to curb energy costs

The temptation to spend or commit all of $1.1 billion in long-term federal pandemic aid proved too great to resist for Gov. Daniel J....

R.I. seeks $5M federal grant for safer streets

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island is asking for $5 million in federal funding to help make streets safer to drive, walk or cycle on. The grant...

Critics say state funding for electric bills isn’t enough

PROVIDENCE – Faced with historic winter electric rate hikes, state officials stepped in with nearly $36 million in funding to soften the blow. While the...

McKee scales back proposed cabinet salary increases

PROVIDENCE – Gov. Daniel J. McKee on Monday scaled back proposed pay hikes of up to 43% for his cabinet members, claiming a misunderstanding...

Winter electric rate hikes approved despite protest

WARWICK – Historic electric rate hikes will prevail despite controversy, with state regulators approving the proposed rate increases Friday. The R.I. Public Utilities Commission’s 3-0...

121 college grads to get student loan reimbursements under Wavemaker Fellowship

PROVIDENCE – One hundred and twenty-one recent college graduates will receive student loan reimbursements under refundable tax credits announced by R.I. Commerce Corp. and...

5 years later, Block Island celebrated as birthplace of U.S. offshore...

PROVIDENCE – State leaders lavished praise on the people who envisioned and built the Block Island Wind Farm while marking its five-year anniversary on...
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