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More than $4.6 million has been awarded by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for coastal watershed efforts in Rhode Island and Massachusetts. more
The cost of living in the U.S. rose more than projected in August on higher shelter and health-care prices, indicating that inflation continues to move closer to the Federal Reserve’s goal. more
The Neutaconkanut Hill Conservancy will host an afternoon outing on Saturday, Oct. 1, which will include talks about the changing boundaries of the original Providence settlement founded by Roger Williams. more
Mission: Providence Public Library inspires lifelong education among all Rhode Islanders, fostering personal fulfillment and enhanced quality of life for an informed, enlightened and engaged citizenry. Year founded: 1875 Executive … more
In March, Providence's City Council reached a tipping point with the embattled Board of Licenses, hiring former R.I. Attorney General Jeffrey Pine to investigate the city board charged with licensing and regulating businesses following complaints about how it conducted hearings and issued rulings. more
PROVIDENCE – Mayor Jorge O. Elorza and the city firefighters union have tentatively agreed on a five-year contract that could potentially save the city $15 million over the course of the deal, according to a Sept. 12 announcement. The … more
NEW BEDFORD – State transportation officials gave the go-ahead on Sept. 12 to using an unspent, $5 million federal earmark from 2005 for long-needed structural work at the city's aging State Pier, a state legislator said. "I've gotten … more
PROVIDENCE – The former director of the R.I. Board of Elections is suing the state, accusing his former colleagues of violating open-meeting laws and his right to due process. Robert Kando, who served as the board's executive director … more
SOUTH KINGSTOWN – University of Rhode Island researchers say state and federal officials should rethink regulations for the installation and management of home septic systems, due to warming temperatures and rising sea levels they say will reduce … more
Rep. Brian C. Newberry, R-North Smithfield, will run for re-election this year unopposed for the first time. Initially elected in November 2008, he was named House minority leader in May 2011. He will not seek to continue as House minority leader, … more
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