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Beacon Mutual Insurance Company Announces Partnership with Rhode Island Trucking Association

Warwick, RI – The Beacon Mutual Insurance Company, the leading provider of workers' compensation insurance in Rhode Island, is proud to announce a new...

Employee benefits program launching for RIMA, RITA members

PROVIDENCE – For years Melissa Travis says rising costs have made it difficult for employers she’s worked with across Rhode Island to provide their...

RITBA issues clarification on Mt. Hope Bridge weight limits

PROVIDENCE - The R.I. Turnpike and Bridge Authority said Jan. 6 that previous changes announced on weight limits allowable over the Mt. Hope Bridge...

New weight limit on Mt. Hope Bridge may ‘crimp’ freight transport

PROVIDENCE – For years, the maximum weight allowed per vehicle crossing the 6,000-foot-long Mount Hope Bridge was 40 tons, or 80,000 pounds.  But updated federal...

McKee administration formally appeals ruling against truck tolls

PROVIDENCE – Gov. Daniel J. McKee's administration on Wednesday filed a formal notice that it is appealing a federal judge's order to shut down...
U.S. DISTRICT COURT Judge William E. Smith ruled Wednesday that the state's RhodeWorks tolls against the trucking industry are discriminatory and unconstitutional, and the tolls must stop by Friday. / AP PHOTO/ORLIN WAGNER

U.S. judge favors trucking industry over RhodeWorks tolls

PROVIDENCE – The trucking industry scored a significant legal victory in federal court Wednesday against the state’s transportation department over the controversial truck tolling...

Five Questions With: Melissa D. Travis

Melissa D. Travis has been at the helm of the Rhode Island Society of Certified Public Accountants since February. The Cumberland native is the...

R.I. Society of CPAs to host business forum on international trade

LINCOLN – The Rhode Island Society of Certified Public Accountants is slated to host a multi-industry forum on Rhode Island international trade and exports...
GOVERNOR’S DINNER: The SouthCoast and Bristol County chambers of commerce will hold a dinner featuring Mass. Gov. Charlie Baker on Sept. 17 at White’s of Westport in Westport.
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Editor’s Choice: Chambers partner to host dinner with Mass. governor

EDITOR’S CHOICE Chambers partner to host dinner with Mass. governor THE BRISTOL COUNTY and SouthCoast chambers of commerce will hold a dinner with Mass....
PEDESTRIAN BRIDGE: The Providence River Pedestrian Bridge is a nearly $22 million project that predates Gov. Gina M. Raimondo’s administration, and which is nearing completion. It is the 11th-largest project among the 77 active construction projects being handled by the R.I. Department of Transportation.
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Building bridges to safer travel

Peter Alviti Jr., the four-year director of the R.I. Department of Transportation, is overseeing 77 active construction projects through the RhodeWorks program. Proposed by Gov....
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