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Providence 10th best ‘weed city’ in the nation, study finds

PROVIDENCE – The capital city is ranked 10th best in the nation for marijuana enthusiasts in a report by Real Estate Witch.  The Missouri-based real...

Tax deadline extended for residents, businesses in 3 R.I. counties

PROVIDENCE – The Federal tax deadline has been extended for residents in three Rhode Island counties affected by last winter's storms.  The Internal Revenue Service...

Convention bureau reports $10M increase in visitor spending during March and...

PROVIDENCE – Visitor spending at hotels and conventions during March and April grew $10 million over the past two years, the Providence Warwick Convention...

Third lane on eastbound side of Washington Bridge expected to open...

PROVIDENCE – A much-needed third lane on the eastbound side of the Washington Bridge is expected to open ahead of Wednesday’s morning commute. The R.I....
MAYOR BRETT P. Smiley says the "Eat, Play, Learn PVD" program will return this summer, providing meals, low-cost recreational opportunities and summer employment.

‘Eat, Play, Learn PVD’ returning to Providence this summer

PROVIDENCE – Free meals and educational programs will continue for Providence children and young adults this summer.  Mayor Brett P. Smiley on Monday announced the...

Victorian home sale for $4.7M is highest in Providence since 2022

PROVIDENCE – A 9,632-square-foot Victorian home built in 1900 recently sold for $4.7 million, making it the most expensive home sale to take place...

Earthquake centered near New York City rattles Providence

NEW YORK (AP) – An earthquake shook the densely populated New York City metropolitan area Friday morning, the U.S. Geological Survey said, with residents...

Providence chef finalist in 2024 James Beard Foundation awards

PROVIDENCE – Maria Meza from Dolores has been named a finalist in the “Oscars of Food.”  The chef from the eatery at 100 Hope St. is among five...

Unemployment rate in Providence metro jumps to 5.2% in February

PROVIDENCE – The unadjusted unemployment rate in the Providence-Warwick metropolitan area was 5.2% in February, up from 4% in January and from 3.8% in...

R.I. avoided worst-case scenario on Washington Bridge. What are best options...

And now we know what a catastrophe looks like. The deadly collapse of Baltimore’s Francis Scott Key Bridge on March 26, which left six people...
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