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FIVE FIRE DEPARTMENTS in Rhode Island were granted $1.2 million from FEMA's Assistance to Firefighters Grant program. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/ANDREW HARRER

5 R.I. fire departments receive $1.2M in grants for training, equipment

PROVIDENCE – Five Rhode Island fire departments will receive a total of $1.2 million in federal grants for training and equipment, the state’s congressional...
U.S. SEN. JACK REED, D-R.I., announced with other members of the Ocean State's congressional delegation that the Narragansett and West Warwick fire departments will receive a combined $289,720 from federal programs to train personnel and purchase equipment. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/JOSHUA ROBERTS

Narragansett, West Warwick fire departments receive $289.7K for training, equipment

PROVIDENCE – The Narragansett and West Warwick Fire departments will receive a combined $289,720 in federal funding for training and equipment, U.S. Sens. Jack...

Dartmouth police launch tip411 public-safety alert system

DARTMOUTH – The Dartmouth Police Department is launching its tip411 alert system to improve public communication and safety within the town, WLNE-TV ABC 6...

Proposal would place 1-year moratorium on new liquor licenses in Federal...

PROVIDENCE – A city councilwoman has proposed a one-year ban on new licenses for late-night venues that have liquor and entertainment in Federal Hill.The...
A 'PUBLIC SAFETY CONCERN' led the Community College of Rhode Island to evacuate its Warwick campus and suspend classes on Wednesday morning. / COURTESY COMMUNITY COLLEGE OF RHODE ISLAND

CCRI resumes classes at Warwick campus after evacuation because of bullet...

WARWICK – Classes at the Community College of Rhode Island's Warwick campus resumed Wednesday afternoon after the campus was evacuated in the morning when...
THE R.I. CONGRESSIONAL DELEGATION has announced $3.8 million in funding for four Rhode Island fire departments to hire and train 28 new recruits. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/ANDREW HARRER

R.I. congressional delegation announces $3.8M for R.I. firefighter hiring and training

PROVIDENCE – The R.I. congressional delegation announced $3.8 million in federal funds to help local fire departments hire 28 new firefighters and to enhance...
3-D PRINTERS SUCH AS this one making a watch component could potentially be used to make firearms. A number of state attorneys general have filed suit to keep a Texas nonprofit from releasing plans for making guns with a 3-D printer. / BLOOMBERGER NEWS PHOTO/MICHELE LIMINA

States sue Trump administration over 3-D printed gun accord; R.I. studying...

NEW YORK – A group of states sued the Trump administration to block its legal settlement allowing a small Texas nonprofit to publish instructions...
THE WOONSOCKET FIRE DEPARTMENT has been awarded $1.5 million in federal grant money to hire 12 new firefighters. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/ANDREW HARRER

Woonsocket FD receives $1.5M in federal grant to increase staff

WOONSOCKET – The Woonsocket Fire Department received $1.5 million in federal funding to recruit, hire, train and retain additional firefighters, U.S.  Sens. Jack F....
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