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R.I. Department of Health investigating vaccination ‘cold spots’

PROVIDENCE — Rhode Island public health officials are trying to determine why certain areas of the state are taking fewer vaccinations than their population...

OSHA cites Woonsocket nursing home for violations related to COVID-19

WOONSOCKET – The Oakland Grove Health Care Center was issued a citation by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration alleging two "coronavirus violations," according...

Fitch upholds BBB+ rating for Woonsocket, downgrades outlook from positive to...

WOONSOCKET – Fitch Ratings upheld its bond and issuer default ratings for the city, but downgraded its rating outlook from positive to stable amid...

Woonsocket to launch COVID-19-related small-business grant and loan program

WOONSOCKET – The city of Woonsocket will launch a new grant and loan program within days that will provide up to $20,000 for small...

Woonsocket nets another $300,000 to remediate contaminated buildings

WOONSOCKET – The city recently was awarded an additional $300,000 in federal brownfield grants to support the assessment and cleanup of several building sites...

Woonsocket spends $20K to clean sewer blockage from flushed hand wipes

WOONSOCKET – State and city officials are reminding Rhode Islanders not to dispose of hand wipes and paper towels in the toilet, including those...
WOONSOCKET HAS RECEIVED a $4 million federal grant to fund lead remediation efforts for homeowners and renters. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/ANDREW HARRER

Woonsocket awarded $4M from feds to address lead paint

PROVIDENCE – Woonsocket has received a $4 million federal grant for lead abatement, Sens. Jack Reed, D-R.I., and Sheldon Whitehouse, D-R.I., announced Thursday along...
AN ANALYSIS BY personal finance website GOBankingRates found Woonsocket, home to the Stadium Theatre, is a better alternative to Providence for homebuyers who want to see the value of their homes improve more quickly. / COURTESY STADIUM THEATRE PERFORMING ARTS CENTRE/JORDAN W. HARRIS

Analysis: Woonsocket better home-value buy than Providence

WOONSOCKET – A national website that evaluated communities within 15 expensive metro areas found Woonsocket was a good buy. The analysis by personal finance website...
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...

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