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Nine individuals have been nominated to serve on the new R.I. Executive Climate Change Science and Technical Advisory Board. more
The sponsor behind legislation that would change the firefighter overtime law said he is not seeking a vote at this time, and instead will seek funding to conduct a review of staffing and overtime to see if the state could benefit from a defined workweek for public safety personnel. more
A project that will convert a vacant office building downtown into rental apartments will come with assistance from a city tax stabilization agreement that defers full taxes for 10 years, under a plan approved Thursday by City Council’s finance committee. more
Mayor Jorge O. Elorza signed a $696 million budget for fiscal 2016 on Thursday that he said takes a “major step” in addressing the city’s fiscal woes. more
The maximum weekly benefit rate for unemployment insurance will remain unchanged for the coming year, while the maximum weekly benefit rate for temporary disability insurance is increasing by $25, the R.I. Department of Labor and Training said Thursday. more
Cox WiFi Internet access is now available in Kennedy Plaza for Cox Communications high-speed Internet customers. more
Gordon D. Fox, the former R.I. House speaker and vice chairman of the Providence Board of Licenses, was sentenced Thursday to three years in federal prison for stealing $108,000 in campaign funds, accepting a $52,000 bribe and filing false tax returns. more
The chances that they’ll face each other in a presidential election may be slim, but once upon a time, Lincoln D. Chafee and Jeb Bush were classmates at the elite Andover boarding school in Massachusetts. more
Fall River has been awarded $30,000 for water infrastructure improvements, Gov. Charlie Baker said Wednesday. more
Rhode Island ranked 29th nationally and third in New England for its economic growth of 1.2 percent in 2014, according to data released Wednesday by the federal Bureau of Economic Analysis. more
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