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GOV. DANIEL J. MCKEE has narrowed the lists of individuals being considered for lieutenant governor to five. / AP FILE PHOTO/STEVEN SENNE

McKee narrows field for lt. gov. to 5

PROVIDENCE – Gov. Daniel J. McKee on Wednesday narrowed his finalist list for the position of lieutenant governor to five individuals. About 80 people initially...

Beat COVID-19 initiative reaches thousands in Pawtucket, Central Falls

PROVIDENCE – Since its creation on May 1, the Beat COVID-19 initiative in Central Falls and Pawtucket has made contact with more than 3,000...

Volunteers from YMCA of Pawtucket join BEAT COVID-19 initiative

PAWTUCKET – Volunteers from the YMCA of Pawtucket are joining the BEAT COVID-19 initiative in Pawtucket and Central Falls, where health and city leaders...
PLAYING IT SAFE: As hurt as his two Providence restaurants have been by the coronavirus panademic, James Mark says he won’t open his restaurants for dine-in service until there’s a vaccine, treatment or widespread testing. / PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Are we ready? Raimondo moves ahead with reopening R.I.

Mounting case counts, hospitalizations and deaths. Soaring unemployment claims and nose-diving tax revenue. Mysteriously high infection rates among Latinos. No matter what part of...
RHODE ISLAND COLLEGE is set to open a workforce development hub in Central Falls Wednesday. / COURTESY RHODE ISLAND COLLEGE

RIC to open new workforce development hub at former Dexter Credit...

CENTRAL FALLS – Sensing a need to help address workforce skills gaps in Rhode Island, one state college will open this week its new...

Neighborhood Health Station to be dedicated in Central Falls

CENTRAL FALLS – State and local officials will be on hand Monday to dedicate Neighborhood Health Station, a 47,000-square-foot facility that provides medical, dental,...
GOV. GINA M. RAIMONDO has signed an executive order establishing the Rhode Island Complete Count Committee, which will design an informational outreach program to encourage maximum participation in the 2020 U.S. census. / PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Raimondo signs executive order to form census outreach program

PROVIDENCE – Gov. Gina M. Raimondo has signed an executive order creating the Rhode Island Complete Count Committee, a committee to develop and coordinate...

Officials left guessing on Hasbro plans

Call it The Big Mum. One of the world’s largest toymakers and among Rhode Island’s iconic companies, Hasbro Inc. is considering moving its headquarters...

Diossa receives Brighter Futures award

JAMES A. DIOSSA, mayor of Central Falls, recently received the Brighter Futures Award from Family Service of Rhode Island during the nonprofit’s annual award...

Diossa elected new president of Rhode Island League of Cities and...

PROVIDENCE – The Rhode Island League of Cities and Towns has elected Central Falls Mayor James A. Diossa as its new president, the organization...

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