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THE PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION is set to open a public hearing Tuesday night on Orsted US Offshore Wind's proposed Revolution Wind project, as outlined in a contract filing by National Grid. Shown here are offshore wind turbine's near Block Wind developed by Deepwater Wind, which Orsted now owns. / BLOOMBERG NEWS/ERIC THAYER

Public hearing starts on Revolution Wind project

WARWICK – Rhode Island’s Public Utilities Commission was set to open a public hearing Tuesday night on a contract with the developer of a...
GOV. GINA M. RAIMONDO released a fiscal 2020 budget proposal Thursday. / PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Raimondo proposes $9.9B budget, to include legalized marijuana sales, new fees

PROVIDENCE – Gov. Gina M. Raimondo unveiled a fiscal 2020 budget proposal Thursday that would increase state expenditures for education, workforce training and business...
GENERAL DYNAMICS ELECTRIC BOAT plans to increasing staffing and suppliers in Rhode Island for the company's work on the U.S. Navy's next generation of nuclear-powered submarines./COURTESY GENERAL DYNAMICS ELECTRIC BOAT

General Dynamics Electric Boat: Full speed ahead on submarine work

WARWICK – General Dynamics Electric Boat plans to add between 1,000 and 1,500 jobs in Rhode Island and grow its local network of suppliers...
COMMERCE RI announced has announced the three selected Innovation Campus applications submitted this year. The projects total $12 million in requested public funding. Above, Peckham Farm at URI, the site of one of the funded projects. / PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

3 projects chosen for Innovation Campus program

PROVIDENCE – Gov. Gina M. Raimondo and University of Rhode Island President David M. Dooley announced Tuesday morning the approval of three of the 16...
THE SECOND COHORT of the Rhode Island Promise program saw more interest than the first cohort, according to data released by the Community College of Rhode Island. / COURTESY COMMUNITY COLLEGE OF RHODE ISLAND

CCRI reports 47% gain in R.I. Promise enrollments, boost in diversity

WARWICK – Forty-seven percent more first-time, full-time students enrolled in the second Rhode Island Promise cohort than the first, according to Community College of...
GOV. GINA M. RAIMONDO has won reelection in the gubernatorial race in Rhode Island. / PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO


Raimondo and Elorza re-elected by wide margins, R.I. voters approve all...

PROVIDENCE – Voters returned both Gov. Gina M. Raimondo and Providence Mayor Jorge O. Elorza to second terms on Tuesday by wide margins, according to preliminary...

Will 2018 be the year Rhode Island voters take a stand...

“Embarrassing,” is how R.I. Department of Education Commissioner Ken Wagner described the state of local public elementary, middle and high schools.“When I visit a...
GOV. GINA M. RAIMONDO said Thursday the state has cut the volume of regulations for businesses by almost one-third.
 / PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Raimondo announces reduction in regulations

PROVIDENCE – Gov. Gina M. Raimondo announced Thursday her administration has reduced by almost one-third the volume of regulations affecting small businesses in Rhode...
GOV. GINA M. RAIMONDO secured the endorsement of the Rhode Island AFL-CIO for the November gubernatorial election./ PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Endorsements still matter in R.I.

The value of the union endorsement may not be what it was in the 1950s, when union membership was stronger in Rhode Island and...
COMMUNITY COLLEGE OF RHODE ISLAND confirmed Friday that 40 percent of the initial Rhode Island Promise students did not return for their second year of studies. / COURTESY COMMUNITY COLLEGE OF RHODE ISLAND

40% of R.I. Promise students did not return for year two

WARWICK – Forty percent of the first cohort of Rhode Island Promise students enrolled at the Community College of Rhode Island did not return...
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