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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...
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...

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