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WOONSOCKET has been selected to receive $300,000 from the EPA for brownfields assessment. / COURTESY ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

EPA awards Woonsocket $300K for site assessments and preparation

WOONSOCKET – The city of Woonsocket will receive $300,000 in Environmental Protection Agency Brownfields assessment funding and assistance, the EPA announced Wednesday.The funds will...

Woonsocket and Newport to get affordable housing projects

PROVIDENCE – Buildings and homes in need of repairs in Woonsocket and Newport have access to funds for rehabilitation under an affordable housing initiative...
THE DEADLINE TO apply to the Millrace Kitchen Food Business Plan Competition is May 21.

Deadline nears to apply to Millrace Kitchen Food Business Plan Competition

WOONSOCKET – One week remains for applications to the Millrace Kitchen Food Business Plan Competition.The competition calls for participants with new food business ideas,...
LANDMARK MEDICAL Center in Woonsocket. /PBN FILE PHOTO/DAVID LEVESQUE

RIDOH approves Prime Healthcare’s conversion of Landmark, Rehabilitation Hospital to nonprofits

WOONSOCKET — The R.I. Department of Health has approved Prime Healthcare’s conversion of Landmark Medical Center in Woonsocket and Rehabilitation Hospital of Rhode Island...
GOV. GINA M. RAIMONDO said the state will increase the resources for foster families in fiscal 2019. /COURTESY STATE OF RHODE ISLAND.

Rhode Island enters Amazon HQ2 competition, lists seven potential host sites

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island entered the North American contest to land the second headquarters for Amazon.com on Thursday, submitting a proposal that identifies seven...

Riverzedge Arts names Barbosa new ED

PROVIDENCE - In a letter released Monday, Mark B. Cote, chairperson of Riverzedge Arts' board of directors, announced the hiring of Karen Barbosa as the...
FESTIVAL PIER IN PAWTUCKET was once a brownfield site that was revamped with funding from the EPA. / COURTESY THE ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

EPA grants R.I. $925K to clean up brownfield sites

PROVIDENCE - Three communities in Rhode Island – Woonsocket, Providence and Central Falls – have received a combined $925,000 for brownfield site redevelopment, the...
AN ASSISTANCE PROGRAM called “First Down” would grant a $7,500 down payment to first-time homebuyers in what Rhode Island Housing considers the six hardest-hit cities by the foreclosure crisis: Providence, Pawtucket, Woonsocket, Warwick, Cranston and East Providence., R.I. Housing announced Friday. /PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

R.I. Housing introduces ‘First Down’ home-purchasing assistance program

Updated: 3:08 p.m.PROVIDENCE – An assistance program called “First Down” would lend a $7,500 down payment to first-time homebuyers, Rhode Island Housing announced Friday. The program...
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RIHEBC helps save Woonsocket $3.2M

WOONSOCKET – The R.I. Health and Educational Building Corp., a quasi-public organization, announced the sale of $59 million in bonds, saving Woonsocket an estimated...
EAST PROVIDENCE is one of the best small cities to start a business, WalletHub said Monday. /COURTESY WALLETHUB

Report: East Providence one of best small cities to start a...

PROVIDENCE – East Providence is one of the best small cities to start a business, WalletHub said Monday.East Providence ranked 38th on a list...
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