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PROVIDENCE has launched a citywide paving project using funds from its Capital Improvement Plan. / COURTESY CITY OF PROVIDENCE

Providence launches citywide paving project

PROVIDENCE – As part of its Capital Improvement Plan, the city of Providence kicked off a citywide roadwork project Thursday that will take place...
THE FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION is awarding T.F. Green Airport $737,000 in infrastructre grants, the U.S. Department of Transportation announced Tuesday. / COURTESY R.I. AIRPORT CORP.

FAA awarding T.F. Green Airport $737K in infrastructure grants

WARWICK – The Federal Aviation Administration is awarding T.F. Green Airport $737,000 in infrastructure grants to construct a runway safety area and remove obstructions...

Consider economic rankings carefully before drawing conclusions

At best, national rankings of state business friendliness can help elected officials consider public-policy initiatives.For instance, after being hammered for years on the matter,...
RHODE ISLAND ranked No. 45, tied with Maine, on CNBC's America's Top States for Business. / PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

CNBC ranks R.I. No. 45 on top states for business list

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island ranked sixth lowest on the CNBC “America’s Top States for Business 2018” released Tuesday, tied with Maine.The study uses more...
RESILIENT RHODY is the state's first climate resilience action strategy. It identifies 61 steps the state can take to better prepare for the effects of climate change. / COURTESY OFFICE OF GOV. GINA M. RAIMONDO

Raimondo unveils climate resilience strategy

PROVIDENCE – Gov. Gina M. Raimondo released a climate resilience action strategy called Resilient Rhody on Monday.The 44-page climate preparedness strategy was a collaboration...

May construction employment up 500 workers in both Providence, New Bedford...

PROVIDENCE – Construction employment in the Providence-Warwick-Fall River metropolitan area increased 500 workers year over year in May, a 2 percent increase, to 24,100...

May construction employment up 500 workers in both Providence, New Bedford...

PROVIDENCE – Construction employment in the Providence-Warwick-Fall River metropolitan area increased 500 workers year over year in May, a 2 percent increase, to 24,100...
U.S. SEN. JACK F. REED, along with Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse and Rep. David N. Cicilline, announced $1.2 million in federal funding to help upgrade the pier in Bristol that is used by the Prudence Island Ferry. / COURTESY JACK F. REED

Bristol receives $1.2M for Prudence Island Ferry Dock renovation; project’s cost...

BRISTOL – The town of Bristol will receive $1.2 million to rehabilitate the north and south walls of Prudence Island Ferry Dock Pier from...
PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP has issued his proposal for infrastructure investment that shifts much of the funding from federal to local, state and private investment. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/OLIVIER DOULIERY

Trump introduces infrastructure proposal, local impact unclear

PROVIDENCE – The new infrastructure bill out forth by President Donald Trump this week proposed a $200 billion, 10-year federal investment that the White...
THE FIRST STAGE OF the Newport Pell Bridge deck repair project has been completed. / COURTESY RITBA

Stage one of Newport Pell Bridge deck repair finishes ahead of...

JAMESTOWN – Stage one of the Newport Pell Bridge deck repair project finished weeks ahead of schedule, the R.I. Turnpike and Bridge Authority announced...
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