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Raimondo lowers gathering limit, bans spectators of school sports for now

PROVIDENCE – Due to a new surge of coronavirus cases in Rhode Island, Gov. Gina M. Raimondo announced Friday a reduction of social gatherings...
MASS. GOV. Charlie Baker has released a four-phased plan to reopen businesses in Massachusetts following COVID-19 related shutdowns. / COURTESY OFFICE OF CHARLIE BAKER

Mass. Gov. Baker unveils phased-in reopening plan

BOSTON (AP) – Gov. Charlie Baker on Monday laid out a phased-in approach to gradually restart the Massachusetts economy, which was largely shuttered nearly two...
DEATHS FROM COVID-19 are expected to surpass 2,000 this week in Massachusetts. Above, a woman positions her mask after a medical worker, left, took a sample from her nose at a coronavirus testing tent outside MGH Healthcare Center. AP FILE PHOTO/STEVEN SENNE

Massachusetts becomes coronavirus hotspot as cases surge

Massachusetts has become a hotspot of coronavirus infections, drawing the concern of federal officials and promises of aid from hard-hit New York as the...
DEATHS DUE to COVID-19 in Massachusetts are expected to pass 1,000 Wednesday. / AP FILE PHOTO/ELISE AMENDOLA

Mass. nears 1,000 virus deaths, will get more equipment

BOSTON (AP) – Massachusetts is approaching a grim coronavirus milestone, with the state likely to surpass 1,000 coronavirus-related deaths Wednesday. State public health officials reported...

Outsourced Marketing Firm TribalVision to Deliver Marketing Services to Staples Connect...

BOSTON, Massachusetts – February 6, 2020 – TribalVision is excited to collaborate with Staples to provide their small to medium-sized business customers marketing resources...
MASS. GOV. Charlie Baker introduced a $44.6 billion state budget proposal Wednesday. / AP FILE PHOTO/STEVEN SENNE

Baker releases $44.6B state budget proposal

BOSTON (AP) – Gov. Charlie Baker released a $44.6 billion state budget proposal Wednesday that would tack on an extra fee for ride-hailing trips...
MASSACHUSETTS recreational marijuana shops posted more than $20 million in sales in 2019, according to the state. / AP FILE PHOTO/JULIO CORTEZ

Mass. marijuana shops report $420M in sales in 2019

BOSTON (AP) – Recreational marijuana shops in Massachusetts raked in more than $420 million in sales in the first full calendar year of legalization,...
THE AVERAGE WEEKLY wage in Bristol County, Mass., increased 4.2% year over year to $999 in the first quarter of 2019 . / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/ DANIEL ACKER

Average weekly wage in Bristol County, Mass., increases 4.2% in Q1

PROVIDENCE – The average weekly wage in Bristol County, Mass., was $999 in the first quarter of 2019, a 4.2% increase year over year,...
THE MASSBENCHMARKS editorial board said that while the Massachusetts economy remained solid, growth has shown signs of slowing.

MassBenchmarks: Mass. economy solid but shows signs of slowing

PROVIDENCE – The Massachusetts economy continued to show solid performance, but signs of a slowdown were present in the recent months, according to commentary...
RHODE ISLAND'S JOBLESS RATE fell to 3.6% in August, but it came in at the highest rate in New England along with Connecticut, according to statistics released Friday. / COURTESY U.S. BUREAU OF LABOR STATISTICS

R.I., Conn. bring up rear for jobless rates in N.E.

WASHINGTON – While Rhode Island’s August seasonally adjusted unemployment rate of 3.6% may have been one-tenth of a percentage point below the national rate...

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