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WELL-PREPARED: Meghan Grady, executive director of Meals on Wheels of Rhode Island, said the nonprofit is focusing on innovating and modernizing its programming in preparation to meet an increased need for its services. / PBN PHOTO/ ELIZABETH GRAHAM

Grady ensures home-bound seniors are fed and safe

PBN 2021 Business Women Awards Health Care Services Woman to Watch: Meghan Grady, Meals on Wheels of Rhode Island As a lifelong Rhode Islander, Meghan...

R.I. Senate approves bill protecting against financial exploitation of seniors

PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Senate has passed legislation aimed at preventing financial exploitation of seniors, according to a news release. The bill, approved by a...

High school financial education bill advances in General Assembly

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island high schools are poised to offer financial literacy classes starting in the 2022-23 school year under legislation that has been...

Unemployment benefit changes advance in General Assembly

PROVIDENCE – Legislation aimed at getting people back to part-time work advanced in both chambers of the General Assembly on Tuesday. The Senate bill, sponsored by...

R.I. Senate approves ban on plastic bags

PROVIDENCE - A proposal to ban single-use plastic bags statewide has again cleared the Senate, though House support remains uncertain. The bag ban legislation sponsored...

Bill would make temporary tax break on unoccupied residential units permanent

PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Senate has approved legislation that will make permanent tax exemptions that apply to residential properties that are under construction or...

Matos confirmed as R.I.’s 70th lieutenant governor

PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Senate voted to confirm Sabina Matos as the state’s 70th lieutenant governor on Tuesday at Rhode Island College. Matos, 47, who...

R.I. Senate to consider bill creating high school personal finance class

PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Senate is slated to vote Tuesday on a bill that would require high schools to offer personal finance classes beginning...

Matos nomination heads to full Senate for approval

PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Senate Judiciary Committee voted to approve the nomination of Sabina A. Matos as lieutenant governor on Thursday. The nomination will...

R.I. Senate approves bill authorizing municipal property tax breaks for senior...

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island residents ages 60 and older could get a break on their property taxes in exchange for volunteering for their city...

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