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Christopher Samih-Rotondo is the community organizer for the Tenant and Homeowner Association at DARE, or Direct Action for Rights and Equality, a Providence-based organization. He has held this position for five years. He is a graduate of Evergreen State College in Olympia, Wash., and an occasional contributor to local media, including the RI Future blog. more
Coleman Realtors LLC has joined Mott & Chace Sotheby’s International Realty, expanding the firm’s presence in Rhode Island. The firm has grown from four offices located in Charlestown, Narragansett, Providence and Westerly, to six, with new offices opening in Barrington and East Greenwich. more
A proposed expansion at the Port of Providence will be restricted to land-based sites and will not include any filling of Narragansett Bay, according to a spokesman for the nonprofit entity that manages the waterfront. more
BARRINGTON – After a four-hour special finance town meeting, residents voted 590-349 to allow the town to increase taxes by more than 4 percent to fund a new middle school, WLNE-TV ABC 6 reported March 16. More than 900 residents showed … more
A study by Rhode Island Hospital, a Lifespan entity, conservatively estimates that hospitals in the United States incurred a $360 million price tag, in responding to the Ebola crisis in 2014. more
Rhode Island’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate in February at 4.5 percent was 0.9 percentage points lower than it was in February 2016, putting it among the top 10 states with significantly different rates over the year, the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics said Friday. more
After launching a dedicated recovery support phone line – (401) 942-STOP (7867) – last June, the state of Rhode Island is now making the phone line available round-the-clock, 365 days a year. more
Mayor Jorge O. Elorza unveiled a $716.8 million operating budget for the upcoming fiscal year Wednesday, a spending package that includes reductions in the commercial and residential tax rates, and an increased exemption for auto excise taxes, but which will most likely result in increased taxes for many property owners due to rising assessments. more
Adrienne Heintz, an Atlanta marketing professional, has discovered a reliable way to earn higher wages, and Federal Reserve economists are taking note. more
The second annual Brain Week Rhode Island, a celebration of brain health and brain science, will be held from March 11-19, with free events in and around Providence and the University of Rhode Island, in South Kingstown. more
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