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AT FRIDAY'S TOURISM STUDY COMMISSION MEETING, it was confirmed that Newport's contract with short-term rental property monitoring software company Host Compliance was extended. Rep. Lauren H. Carson, D-Newport, the committee's head, sits at the center of the back row. / PBN PHOTO/EMILY GOWDEY-BACKUS

Newport extends host compliance contract for three years

PROVIDENCE – At the April Tourism Study Commission meeting, held Friday at the Statehouse, it was confirmed that Newport had re-upped its contract with...
THE R.I. DIVISION OF PUBLIC UTILITIES AND CARRIERS has asked National Grid Rhode Island to pare its proposed rate increase by 75.2 percent. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/STEVE HOCKSTEIN

R.I. wants 75% cut to National Grid proposed rate hike

PROVIDENCE – State regulators have proposed cutting a $45.8 million annual increase to National Grid Rhode Island gas and electricity rates by 75.2 percent.The...
BETTER TO BUY A BOAT? The Trump administration has rolled back Obama-era fuel efficiency standards for automobiles, something that had been put in place expressly to combat the increasing severity of weather events brought on by climate change. Will the rollback lead to even more extreme weather? / PBN FILE PHOTO/FRANK MULLIN

Do you agree with the rollback of automobile efficiency standards that...

In reversing another Obama-era rule, the Trump administration has rolled back the automobile fuel efficiency standards that were set to be in effect through...

Possibly another ‘60 days’ until Shooters site plans are submitted, says...

PROVIDENCE - While 60 percent of the design phase for the redevelopment of 25 India St. in Providence, the former Shooters nightclub property, has...
U.S. ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION Administrator Scott Pruitt has issued a new directive concerning a piece of the Clean Air Act that environmentalists believe will allow polluters to function more freely in the future.

EPA clears the air for polluters on U.S. factory emissions rules

NEW YORK – Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt has issued a new directive that clarifies a powerful but technical facet of the Clean...

Mortgage market moving into shadows

The last financial crisis occurred in part because unregulated lending in the mortgage market got out of hand. Believe it or not, it’s starting...
THE DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE is asking for more information in its review of the CVS Health-Aetna merger proposal, extending the waiting period on the application 30 days. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO /MICHAEL NAGLE

DOJ seeks new info on CVS Health-Aetna merger, extends waiting period...

WOONSOCKET — The U.S. Department of Justice extended the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act waiting period for CVS Health Corp. and Aetna Inc.’s merger review...
GOV. GINA M. RAIMONDO has proposed 15 new cuts to what she called duplicative and unnecessary fees and procedures for several small business sectors. /PBN FILE PHOTO/ELI SHERMAN

Raimondo proposes eliminating certain fees and procedures for small businesses

PROVIDENCE – In addition to the previously announced $500,000 proposed increase to small business loans to double the number of small loans in the...

NatGrid must
 adjust rates 
as taxes fall

The R.I. Public Utilities Commission has asked National Grid PLC to recalculate its rate request for gas and electricity delivery based on the drop...
INVENERGY has reached an agree ment with the Narragansett Indian Tribe and Benn Water & Heavy Transport to act as secondary suppliers for its proposed Burrillville powerplant. / COURTESY INVENERGY

Invenergy reaches deal with Narragansett Indian Tribe for water supply

BURRILLVILLE – Invenergy Thermal Development LLC reached deals Thursday with the Narragansett Indian Tribe and Benn Water & Heavy Transport to satisfy the company’s...
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