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THE U.S. SENATE this week passed a bipartisan public-lands package, which includes language from Sen. Jack Reed, D-R.I., to designate river segments within the Wood-Pawcatuck watershed as part of the National Wild and Scenic Rivers System. Pictured is a section of the Pawcatuck River in Westerly. / COURTESY WOOD-PAWCATUCK WATERSHED ASSOCIATION

Bill to protect Wood-Pawcatuck watershed passes U.S. Senate

HOPKINTON – The U.S. Senate this week voted 92-8 in favor of a bipartisan public-lands package, which includes language from Sen. Jack Reed, D-R.I., to...

Whitehouse, Cicilline renew call for better innovation, infrastructure

PROVIDENCE – Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse, D-R.I., and Rep. David N. Cicilline, D-R.I., are introducing the Innovative Materials for America’s Growth and Infrastructure Newly Expanded...

Report: Some credit unions poised to increase commercial lending

PROVIDENCE – Credit unions have been expanding their market share in recent years, and now some seem poised to increase commercial lending after a key...

Newport County Community Mental Health Center receives $2M federal grant

NEWPORT – The Newport County Community Mental Health Center received $2 million in federal funds to provide expanded and enhanced Certified Community Behavioral Health...
THE NEWPORT COUNTY Community Mental Health Center received $2 million in federal funds to expand and enhance its offering of Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinic services.

Newport County Community Mental Health Center receives $4M federal grant

NEWPORT – The Newport County Community Mental Health Center received a $4 million, two-year federal grant to provide expanded and enhanced Certified Community Behavioral...
EAST PROVIDENCE has received a $144,410 federal grant to develop a transportation improvement plan for its Waterfront District. Above, a map of East Providence from the East Providence Waterfront Commission's website. Each colored area reflects a different subdistrict within the district. / COURTESY EAST PROVIDENCE WATERFRONT DISTRICT COMMISSION

East Providence wins $144K federal grant for Waterfront District redesign

EAST PROVIDENCE – A $144,410 federal grant from the U.S. Economic Development Agency has been awarded to the city to develop a transportation improvement...
SOCIAL ENTERPRISE GREENHOUSE has received a $257,321 grant from the U.S. Economic Development Administration to expand the organization’s footprint in Newport and Pawtucket/Central Falls.

SEG awarded $257K grant to expand into Newport, Pawtucket/Central Falls

PROVIDENCE – Social Enterprise Greenhouse has received a $257,321 grant from the U.S. Economic Development Administration to expand the organization’s footprint in Newport and...

R.I. congressional delegation tours Bristol in support of small businesses

BRISTOL – Sens. Jack Reed, D-R.I., and Sheldon Whitehouse, D-R.I., and Reps. James R. Langevin, D-R.I., and David N. Cicilline, D-R.I., joined a walking...
RHODE ISLAND RECEIVED nearly $2 million to prepare the state's coastlines for rising sea levels and extreme weather. /PBN FILE PHOTO/NICOLE DOTZENROD

R.I. receives $280K grant for coastal conservation work

PROVIDENCE – The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation and its partners have awarded $28.9 million in new grants for the restoration and protection of...
COMMITTED TO COLLABORATION: Mary Johnson, left, program manager for Polaris MEP and the Rhode Island Textile Innovation Network, speaks with Michael Woody, president of Trans-Tex and RITIN. In the background are Tanya Dumrongmanee, Polaris MEP program consultant, and Phil Ward, Polaris MEP project manager.
 / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

RITIN setting textile manufacturers on right path

There could not have been a better place for the Rhode Island Textile Innovation Network to announce its official formation than historic textile-manufacturing hub...
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