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THE PAWTUCEKT FIRE DEPARTMENT was awarded $2.4 million in a FEMA grant designated for staffing purposes. Above, Pawtucket Mayor Donald. R. Grebien. / COURTESY CITY OF PAWTUCKET

Pawtucket Fire Department awarded $2.4M in federal grant

PROVIDENCE - The Pawtucket Fire Department and the Kingston Fire District were awarded $2.6 million from the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s Staffing for Adequate...
THE NORTH KINGSTOWN AND BARRINGTON Fire Departments have received a combined $2 million from the Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response grant program. /COURTESY NORTH KINGSTOWN FIRE DEPARTMENT

R.I. fire departments receive $2M in federal grants

PROVIDENCE - Fire departments in North Kingstown and Barrington have received a total of $2 million in federal funding as a part of the...
IYRS SCHOOL OF Technology and Trades student Andrew Leonard, black T-shirt, shows Massachusetts Institute of Technology students Carrie McKnelly and Tyler Crain how to prepare a mold for a lightweight canoe. The IYRS campus in Bristol is one example of the East Bay's concentration of composites expertise, which a new $125,000 federal grant from the U.S. Economic Development Administration aims to tap into. /COURTESY MICHAEL CAMERON

RIMTA, Bristol receive $125K to build composites industry

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island’s federal delegates announced a $125,000 grant to support job creation and economic growth in the state’s composites industry. U.S. Sens. Jack...

Providence awarded $974K FEMA grant to buy new ambulance, fire truck

PROVIDENCE – An estimated $974,000 in federal funding is being made available to the Providence Fire Department to purchase two new vehicles, the state’s...
THE SENEDIA DEFENSE Innovation Days event will take place at the Newport Marriott on Aug. 28 -Aug. 30.

Senedia Defense Innovation Days dates announced

NEWPORT – The Southeastern New England Defense Industry Alliance’s fourth annual “Defense Innovation Days” will be held Aug. 28-30 at the Newport Marriott, Senedia...
RHODE ISLAND Hospital President Margaret M. Van Bree speaks during the June 19 opening of the Lifespan Recovery Center, which will assist patients struggling with opioid addiction. /COURTESY LIFESPAN

Rhode Island Hospital opens recovery center for patients struggling with opioid...

PROVIDENCE – Federal and state officials joined Rhode Island Hospital and Lifespan leadership at the June 19 opening of the Lifespan Recovery Center, Lifespan...
THE RHODE ISLAND CONGRESSIONAL Delegation announced a $2.7 million grant for the Department of Labor and Training on Thursday.

R.I. receives $2.7M for DLT data coordination

PROVIDENCE - Rhode Island will receive $2.7 million in federal funding from the U.S. Department of Labor to help the R.I. Department of Labor...
U.S. SEN. SHELDON WHITEHOUSE, in a May 6 statement, spoke against the Trump administration's proposed funding cuts to the Office of National Drug Control Policy, the lead federal agency focused on fighting the opioid drug crisis, saying, "‎This president campaigned in state after state on promises to tackle the opioid crisis ... it’s sad to see this president walk away.” /COURTESY OFFICE OF U.S. SEN. SHELDON WHITEHOUSE

Whitehouse, Reed challenge Trump’s proposed cuts to agency fighting opioid crisis

PROVIDENCE – Members of the Rhode Island congressional delegation weighed in on the Trump administration’s proposed funding cuts to the Office of National Drug...
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Langevin to discuss health care cybersecurity challenges at Pell Center

NEWPORT – U.S. Rep. James R. Langevin will deliver the keynote address at a cybersecurity tabletop exercise hosted by Salve Regina University’s Pell Center...
HOUSE Republicans mustered enough votes to pass their health-care bill on May 4. The 217-213 vote sends the American Health Care Act to the Senate. Pictured is House Speaker Paul Ryan. /BLOOMBERG NEWS PHOTO

R.I. leaders express concern, disappointment over AHCA passage

PROVIDENCE - As the U.S. House of Representatives passed the American Health Care Act, local legislators, officials and insurers weighed in, with most expressing...
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