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Is Rhody a player for Amazon HQ2?

In an introductory video for the Rhode Island pitch to Amazon.com, Gov. Gina M. Raimondo describes Rhode Island as a “small pond in a...
T.F. Green Airport has started using the recently completed 5-23 runway extension./R.I. AIRPORT CORP.

Officials celebrate T.F. Green runway extension completion

WARWICK – Aviation, state and city authorities gathered on Monday to celebrate the recent completion of a massive runway extension project at T.F. Green...
AS OF SEPT. 25, the Rhode Island Promise Scholarship led 1,478 first-time, full-time students to enroll at the Community College of Rhode Island. / COURTESY CCRI

More students won’t push bottom line for CCRI

WARWICK – Passage of the Rhode Island Promise Scholarship led more than 1,400 first-time, full-time students to enroll at the Community College of Rhode...

Tourism funding frustration grows

The fiscal 2018 budget finally signed into law by Gov. Gina M. Raimondo Aug. 3 again shifts tourism funding, and some regional council directors...
MAYORS AND TOWN managers from 25 communities in Rhode Island met with Gov. Gina M. Raimondo Thursday. From left to right, Johnston Mayor Joe Polisina, Lincoln town administrator Joe Almond, Warren town manager Jan Reitsma. Cranston Mayor Allan Fung, and Cumberland Mayor William Murray. /COURTESY THE GOVERNORS COMMUNICATIONS OFFICE

Mayors meet with Raimondo on budget impasse

PROVIDENCE – Twenty-five mayors and town managers from across Rhode Island met Thursday with Gov. Gina M. Raimondo to discuss the implications of a...
Gina M. Raimondo has vetoed a bill that would have automatically extended expired municipal employee and teacher contracts. / PBN FILE PHOTO/ MICHAEL SALERNO

Raimondo vetoes automatic contract extension bill

PROVIDENCE – Gov. Gina M. Raimondo vetoed legislation Wednesday that would have extended municipal labor contracts indefinitely if they were not renegotiated by expiration,...

R.I. recovers jobs lost in recession, unemployment beats national average

PROVIDENCE – The seasonally adjusted unemployment rate in Rhode Island was 4.2 percent in June, an increase from May’s 4.1 percent, according to a...
GOV. GINA M. RAIMONDO speaks to reporters Wednesday about the state budget impasse./PBN PHOTO/ MARY MACDONALD

Raimondo: legislative leaders need to resolve differences, pass a budget

PROVIDENCE – Gov. Gina M. Raimondo said Wednesday legislative leaders need to reconcile their differences on the state’s fiscal 2018 budget, and present a...
COLLABORATIVE EFFORT: Heather Hudson, executive director of the Governor’s Workforce Board, talks with Spencer Dickinson, foreground, Prepare RI project director, and Daniel Brown, GWB chief implementation aid, at the R.I. Department of Labor and Training building in Cranston. / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Summer work can boost future workforce

“Future-proof your workforce.”That’s the pitch the state is making to connect more Rhode Island teens and young adults with workforce opportunities in various sectors,...
THE 2018 TEACHER OF THE YEAR award was given Kristin Hayes-Leite, right, by Gov. Gina M. Raimondo, left, Thursday morning. / COURTESY RHODE ISLAND DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

Hayes-Leite named 2018 R.I. Teacher of the Year

NARRAGANSETT - In a surprise ceremony Thursday morning, veteran Narragansett High School social studies teacher Kristin Hayes-Leite was named 2018 Rhode Island Teacher of the Year.An...
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