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Reed announces $1.8M in housing voucher awards for Rhode Islanders

PROVIDENCE – U.S. Sen. Jack Reed, D-R.I., has announced $1.8 million in federal rental assistance for Rhode Island through the Housing Choice Voucher program. The...

Electric Boat contract a big boost for R.I.

The long-term future of thousands of Rhode Island manufacturing employees looks bright now that General Dynamics Electric Boat has secured a $9.5 billion contract...

R.I. allocated $21.8M in heating assistance funds

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island was allocated $21.8 million to help Rhode Island families and seniors with heating costs, Sen. Jack Reed, D-R.I., announced Friday. The...

Electric Boat celebrates $9.5B contract for first two submarines in Columbia...

NORTH KINGSTOWN – General Dynamics Electric Boat has secured a $9.5 billion contract from the U.S. Navy to construct and test the first two...
A STATEWIDE ballot question in the Nov. 3, 2020, election asks voters whether to shorten the state's official name to drop the plantations reference. / AP FILE PHOTO/SUSAN E. BOUCHARD

Rhode Islanders deciding speaker’s fate, state name change

PROVIDENCE (AP) – A statewide referendum that would shorten Rhode Island's official name and the Democratic House speaker's tight race for reelection are dominating...
QUONSET DEVELOPMENT CORP. has been awarded a $11.1 million grant for a pier upgrade PROJECT at the Port of Davisville. / PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Quonset Development Corp. awarded $11.1M for pier upgrades

NORTH KINGSTOWN – Quonset Development Corp. has been awarded an $11.1 million federal grant for a pier upgrade, Sen. Jack Reed, D-R.I., announced on...

R.I. oyster farmers to get $1.7M from feds

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island’s oyster farmers are due to receive $1.7 million in federal assistance to restore oyster reefs and create new habitats on...
RHODE ISLAND will receive $5.7 million in federal funds to prevent lead poisoning among low-income families and young children in Providence. / AP FILE PHOTO/SUSAN WALSH

Feds provide $5.7M to address lead hazards in Providence

PROVIDENCE – The federal government is providing $5.7 million to prevent lead poisoning among young children and families with low incomes in the city,...

R.I. allocated $25.3M in federal grants for highway projects

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island has been allocated a combined $25.3 million from a federal grant program for transportation projects in the state, U.S. Sen....

Providence postal workers speak out against recent cutbacks

PROVIDENCE – Members of Rhode Island’s congressional delegation joined postal workers outside the Main Post Office in Providence on Aug. 25 to speak out...

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