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Larger-than-life portraits of Providence residents taken by photographer Mary Beth Meehan are popping up downtown as part of the Providence International Arts Festival, which begins Thursday and runs through Sunday. more
(Updated 3:16 p.m., 7:16 p.m.) A legislative version of Gov. Gina M. Raimondo’s proposed $8.6 billion budget for the upcoming fiscal year is expected to be introduced Tuesday and potentially approved by the House Committee on Finance. more
The National Park Service has added the city’s century-old Standard Paper Box Corp. mill complex to the National Register of Historic Places, State Historic Preservation Officer Edward F. Sanderson, executive director of the state Historical Preservation & Heritage Commission, said Tuesday. more
Mayor Jorge O. Elzora and FirstWorks Executive Artist Director Kathleen Pletcher have announced the artist roster for the Providence International Arts Festival this week. Events are slated June 11-14. more
To reduce Rhode Island’s status as a “national outlier” regarding its temporary disability insurance and temporary caregiver insurance programs, the Rhode Island Public Expenditure Council is recommending that the General Assembly explore potential reforms to save money. more
Startup Sproutel will receive nearly $150,000 in federal funding through the Small Business Innovation Research program, U.S. Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse and U.S. Rep. David N. Cicilline said Friday. more
Hotel tax collections increased 4 percent year over year in March to $832,401, according to the R.I. Department of Revenue, which released its March 2015 state 5 percent hotel collections report Friday. more
Rhode Island Hospital has been awarded $5.8 million from the National Institutes of Health to support its cancer research program. more
What he’s got: Local, state, and federal governing experience as a former Rhode Island mayor, governor, and U.S. senator; party loyalties that have run the gamut from Republican to independent to Democrat; despite those shifting affiliations, a consistently liberal record on domestic and foreign policy; a patrician pedigree and demeanor, an idiosyncratic biography (after schooling at Andover and Brown, he moved to Montana to learn horseshoeing and spent years working at racetracks as a farrier), and a dry, wry Yankee wit. more
Providence has proposed two standardized tax incentive programs for development in the Interstate 195 corridor, including one that would defer full taxes for projects of at least $10 million for 13 years. more
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