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Groundbreaking celebrated for runway project at Quonset State Airport

NORTH KINGSTOWN – The runway rebuild at Quonset State Airport is clear for takeoff.  State and local officials joined the R.I. Airport Corp. Friday to...

Girl Scouts donate nuts, candy to R.I. military members

WARWICK – Girl Scouts of Southeastern New England donated more than 2,484 containers of nuts to Rhode Island service members who will be stationed...

Bill proposes tax deductions for R.I. National Guard members sent on...

PROVIDENCE – A new measure introduced by a state lawmaker would offer tax deductions for R.I. National Guard members who serve on health-related assignments,...
Marc R. Pappas / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Five Questions With: Marc R. Pappas

Marc R. Pappas | Senior adviser and chief COVID administrator, R.I. Office of the Governor 1. How does your role as chief COVID administrator differ...
CASES OF COVID-19 in Rhode Island rise by 15,214 from Dec. 30 through Monday, with 30 new deaths in that stretch. / COURTESY R.I. DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH

R.I. COVID-19 cases rise by 15K, with 30 new deaths, since...

PROVIDENCE – Confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Rhode Island increased by 15,214 from Dec. 30 through Monday, with 30 new deaths, the R.I. Department...
NEW DESIGN: The staff at Loft LLC, an industrial design company, has recently pivoted its work to designing and building contactless COVID-19 testing trailers for use by the National Guard. From left, Scott Noh, product design; Jeanette Numbers, co-founder; Nari Shin, designer/textile specialist. In the background is David Baker, director of engineering. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Startup shake-up: Entrepreneurs scramble to revamp business plans

Like many college seniors, biomedical student Abbie Kohler and engineering student Greg Fine were disheartened to have their final semester suddenly cut short and...
FACE TIME: Gov. Gina M. Raimondo at one of the daily briefings she has given during the crisis. / PBN FILE PHOTO/ELIZABETH GRAHAM

Raimondo’s leadership, transparency earn praise

State governors are ­typically not front and center during a national crisis. But the COVID-19 pandemic spreading across the U.S. has pushed governors to...

‘Ransomware’ shuts down part of town’s computer network in East Greenwich

EAST GREENWICH – A recent cyber intrusion took down some parts of the town’s computer network, WPRI-TV CBS 12 reported Dec. 8. Town Manager Andrew...

Lining up for next windfall

In November 1998, Rhode Island was part of a historic settlement with the tobacco industry to pay for the health care costs of smoking...
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Gov. Gina M. Raimondo sees a growing state economy to be...

When Gov. Gina M. Raimondo first ran for governor, the state’s economy was beginning to emerge from the impact of the Great Recession, still...
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