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Is liberal-leaning Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse making a difference in a deeply...

A consistently liberal voice on both fiscal and social issues since joining the Senate in 2007, Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse, D-R.I., has made a name...

Can a onetime garbageman who served on the state’s highest court...

A onetime garbageman who became an attorney and member of Rhode Island’s highest court, Robert G. Flanders Jr. has called himself the “embodiment of...

U.S. Naval ANTX event highlights unmanned technology, military partnerships

NEWPORT – The Naval Undersea Warfare Center Division Newport hosted the Advanced Naval Technology Exercise Human Machine Interaction Aug. 30-31.With over 50 participants from...

Crowd cheers for Citizens Bank’s new corporate campus

JOHNSTON – Citizens Bank unveiled its new corporate campus Tuesday as several hundred employees and supporters – many wearing company green T-shirts - cheered...

Three R.I. fire departments receive $107K for gear replacement

CENTRAL FALLS- The Central Falls, Kingston, and Albion fire departments have received $106,668 in federal funding to assist in purchasing new equipment, U.S. Sens....

Narragansett Fire Department awarded $218K grant for new gear, rescue training

NARRAGANSETT – The Narragansett Fire Department will be able to purchase needed equipment and provide water rescue training after receiving $218,096 in federal funding,...

Reed, Whitehouse secure $763,810 grant for local fire departments

SCITUATE – Sens. Jack F. Reed, D-R.I., and Sheldon Whitehouse, D-R.I., will join the North Scituate Volunteer Fire Department and the Woonasquatucket Valley Fire...

3 R.I. fire departments receive $515K in grants for new equipment,...

PROVIDENCE – Three fire departments can purchase lifesaving equipment and upgrade communications and protective gear thanks to $515,034 in federal funding.Fire departments in Pawtucket,...
INVESTING IN R.I.: Democratic gubernatorial candidate Matt Brown says Rhode Island should follow North Dakota in setting up a revenue-generating bank for the state. He says the lending bank would partner with local community groups and credit unions, with profits reinvested in the state. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO


Matt Brown wants R.I.’s governor to focus less on business interests...

Matt Brown, a longtime activist for social, educational and environmental causes, wants to bring that mission to the top level of state government next...

R.I. receives $10M increase in opioid-mitigation funding

PROVIDENCE – Sens. Jack F. Reed, D-R.I., and Sheldon Whitehouse, D-R.I., led an effort to successfully change the grant formula for state opioid-mitigation funding...
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