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ATTLEBORO – Local communities are bracing for the cost to implement new stormwater rules from the federal Environmental Protection Agency. An effort by the state to intervene could offer some relief, but some environmentalists contend it would … more
PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island has its first food chief, a job that doesn't require cooking but instead preparing a statewide food plan. The new director of food strategy will coordinate existing food plans and draft a new one that brings together all … more
Little changes can have big consequences. Just ask merchants along a number of Providence's most important retail corridors. When the city looked at installing parking meters along Wickenden Street, the merchants' association there fought … more
The spread of parking meters in Providence from the downtown business district into surrounding neighborhoods with popular business centers, including Wayland Square and Federal Hill, has unleashed a wave of criticism from small-business owners. … more
The state’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate fell 1 percentage point year over year in April to 5.3 percent, a level not seen since August 2007, the R.I. Department of Labor and Training announced in its monthly report Thursday afternoon. more
(Updated 3:21 p.m.) Gov. Gina M. Raimondo on Thursday announced Vice President Joe Biden will visit the Ocean State on May 27 to see how the state is progressing with its infrastructure project: RhodeWorks. more
Collections from the state 5 percent hotel tax fell 0.3 percent year over year in January, but increased nearly 11 percent when comparing the first seven months of the fiscal year to the same prior-year period, the state Department of Revenue said Wednesday. more
After a decade-long fundraising effort and countless volunteer hours, the U.S. Navy Seabees announced the new Museum and Memorial Park on Iafrate Way in Davisville will open to the public at a ribbon cutting ceremony on Friday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. more
Rhode Island’s health care uninsured rate fell to 4.5 percent in 2015 from 6.4 percent in 2014, according to the National Health Interview Survey released this week by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. more
The state has hired its first-ever “food chief” to coordinate a statewide food plan and connect the public and private sectors to work toward creating a more robust local food system. more
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