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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...
THE UNIVERSITY OF RHODE ISLAND has been awarded a $100,000 federal grant to design and launch a program aimed at reducing food waste in the state while increasing food access in underserved communities. / COURTESY UNIVERSITY OF RHODE ISLAND

URI awarded $100K for food-waste reduction program

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – The University of Rhode Island has been awarded a $100,000 federal grant to reduce food waste in the state by launching...
RHODE ISLAND has been allocated another $6.2 million in federal funds to elp the homeless or people facing eviction during the COVID-19 pandemic. / AP FILE PHOTO/CAROLYN KASTER

Rhode Island gets $6M to stop homelessness during pandemic

PROVIDENCE (AP) – Rhode Island is getting another $6.2 million to help the homeless or people facing eviction during the coronavirus crisis. The new federal...
OUT OF POCKET: Robert Berczuk, publisher of The Jamestown Press, says the money his newspaper is losing as a result of a 33% decline in ad revenue is coming directly out of his pocket, but he has assured his staff of six that there will be no pay cuts, layoffs or furloughs. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Should newspapers be rescued by the government?

Newspaper publisher John Howell didn’t think he would ever have to lay himself off. But when COVID-19 hit the United States, that’s exactly what he...
THE R.I. PUBLIC TRANSIT AUTHORITY has been allocated over $5 million in federal funds to purchase 15 battery-electric buses. / AP FILE PHOTO/SUSAN WALSH

RIPTA to receive $5M in federal funds for electric-bus acquisitions

PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Public Transit Authority will receive $5.1 million in federal funds to help purchase 15 battery-electric buses, Sen. Jack Reed announced...
STANDING HER GROUND: Karen Santilli, director of Crossroads Rhode Island, is hopeful that an affordable-housing program included in Gov. Gina M. Raimondo’s initial budget proposal will survive despite the state’s new revenue woes. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Unkindest cuts: Many casualties expected as R.I. begins ‘brutal’ budget process

The future looked encouraging for Karen Santilli just a few months ago. In mid-January, Gov. Gina M. Raimondo released a $10.2 billion fiscal 2021 budget...

Reed announces $5.9M in Low Income Home Energy Assistance funds for...

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island has received $5.9 million through the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program to help residents pay their utility bills during...

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