A long-discussed plan to expand passenger rail service to Pawtucket and Central Falls got a boost on Wednesday from a $13.1 million federal TIGER grant which will help build a new commuter rail station here, something the mayor of Pawtucket called a “game changer.”
The Federal Reserve left interest rates unchanged while saying risks to the U.S. economy have subsided and the labor market is getting tighter, suggesting conditions are getting more favorable for an increase in borrowing costs.
Workers in the Providence metro had an average hourly wage of $23.98 in May 2015, approximately 3 percent higher than the average national wage of $23.23, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics said this week.
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The executive director of Save The Bay says it is premature for the R.I. Energy Facility Siting Board to make a decision on the proposed natural gas-fired power plant in Burrillville before the state adopts a greenhouse gas reduction strategy.