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Google has named Warwick as the 2014 eCity for the state of Rhode Island, the Internet company announced in a press release on Thursday. more
(Editor’s note: This is the last in a series of stories on statewide ballot questions voters will consider.) more
The owner of Checkmaster Payroll Services pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court on Monday to defrauding seven businesses and the Seekonk, Mass., Water District of more than $1.2 million in federal payroll taxes that were supposed to have been paid to the Internal Revenue Service. more
Rhode Island will receive $24.6 million in winter heating aid for low-income residents, U.S. Sen. Jack Reed said Wednesday. more
Blackstone Valley Prep Mayoral Academy, a charter school network, has received a $2.4 million, five-year federal grant to support its expansion from four to seven schools. more
TD Bank NA, which lost electronic files containing information for as many as 260,000 customers in 2012, agreed to pay $850,000 to settle a multistate probe into the security breach, New York’s attorney general said. more
Gov. Lincoln D. Chafee and R.I. Director of Revenue Rosemary Booth Gallogly on Tuesday appointed a receiver for the Central Coventry Fire District as the district prepares to liquidate its assets later this month. more
Last week the R.I. Division of Public Utilities and Carriers heard testimony on the topic of minimum charges for rides offered by nontaxi motor vehicles. more
Recently there has been much discussion about the various means of public support for private historic rehabilitation and other construction projects. There has been criticism, some of it justified, of specific instances of the use of government tools – such as tax-stabilization acts – for promotion of economic activity. While this type of review is always healthy, there is a distinct danger that the larger picture will be missed. more
Diane Sullivan says that when she pulls out her food stamp card to buy groceries, she keeps the side with her photo cupped in her hand so people can’t see. more
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