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IYRS SCHOOL OF Technology and Trades student Andrew Leonard, black T-shirt, shows Massachusetts Institute of Technology students Carrie McKnelly and Tyler Crain how to prepare a mold for a lightweight canoe. The IYRS campus in Bristol is one example of the East Bay's concentration of composites expertise, which a new $125,000 federal grant from the U.S. Economic Development Administration aims to tap into. /COURTESY MICHAEL CAMERON

RIMTA, Bristol receive $125K to build composites industry

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island’s federal delegates announced a $125,000 grant to support job creation and economic growth in the state’s composites industry.U.S. Sens. Jack...

Providence awarded $974K FEMA grant to buy new ambulance, fire truck

PROVIDENCE – An estimated $974,000 in federal funding is being made available to the Providence Fire Department to purchase two new vehicles, the state’s...
THE SENEDIA DEFENSE Innovation Days event will take place at the Newport Marriott on Aug. 28 -Aug. 30.

Senedia Defense Innovation Days dates announced

NEWPORT – The Southeastern New England Defense Industry Alliance’s fourth annual “Defense Innovation Days” will be held Aug. 28-30 at the Newport Marriott, Senedia...
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 $2M to bolster coastline

PROVIDENCE - Rhode Island received a $1.98 million grant designed to protect against sea level rise and the dangers it poses to homes and...
U.S. SEN. JACK F. REED has announced that several organizations in Rhode Island have been awarded a collective $3.7 million in AmeriCorps grants. / PBN FILE PHOTO

Reed announces $3.7M in AmeriCorps grants for R.I.

PROVIDENCE - Rhode Island received $3.7 million in federal AmeriCorps grants for Serve Rhode Island and several local service-oriented nonprofits according to a press...

Senators oppose elimination of Sea Grant program

WASHINGTON – A bipartisan group of 26 senators is calling for federal funding to be preserved for the National Sea Grant College Program, which...
U.S. SEN. SHELDON WHITEHOUSE, in a May 6 statement, spoke against the Trump administration's proposed funding cuts to the Office of National Drug Control Policy, the lead federal agency focused on fighting the opioid drug crisis, saying, "‎This president campaigned in state after state on promises to tackle the opioid crisis ... it’s sad to see this president walk away.” /COURTESY OFFICE OF U.S. SEN. SHELDON WHITEHOUSE

Whitehouse, Reed challenge Trump’s proposed cuts to agency fighting opioid crisis

PROVIDENCE – Members of the Rhode Island congressional delegation weighed in on the Trump administration’s proposed funding cuts to the Office of National Drug...
HOUSE Republicans mustered enough votes to pass their health-care bill on May 4. The 217-213 vote sends the American Health Care Act to the Senate. Pictured is House Speaker Paul Ryan. /BLOOMBERG NEWS PHOTO

AHCA could cost Rhode Island hundreds of millions

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island could lose nearly a half billion dollars in federal funding, resulting in thousands of people losing health insurance, should Congress...
GOV. GINA M. Raimondo has a 48 percent approval rating, while 45 percent disapprove of the job she is doing, according to the latest poll released this week by Morning Consult, a media and technology company. / PBN FILE PHOTO/ MICHAEL SALERNO

Poll: Raimondo approval rating improves from September, still 13th lowest in...

PROVIDENCE – Gov. Gina M. Raimondo has a 48 percent approval rating, while 45 percent disapprove of the job she is doing, according to...
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