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Plainridge Park Casino posted gross gaming revenue of more than $6 million in its first week. One gaming expert says the new Massachusetts slots parlor took in almost double what Twin River Casino collects on a per gaming position basis. more
(Updated, 3:50 p.m.) With each new fiscal year comes a volley of changes to the state’s tax code, and this year is no exception to that rule. One set of taxes among the one dozen changes highlighted by Acting Department of Revenue Director David M. Sullivan in particular has drawn significant attention in the hospitality sector. more
Providence Assistant Fire Chief Scott G. Mello will take over as acting fire chief this month following the mandatory retirement of Chief Clarence A. Cunha, Mayor Jorge O. Elorza said on Thursday. more
RISE Prep Mayoral Academy, an “intentionally diverse” college preparatory, public charter school will open with at least 55 kindergartners on Aug. 31, the school announced Thursday. more
Gov. Gina M. Raimondo has named Col. Christopher P. Callahan the next adjutant general of the state, as well as the commanding general of the R.I. National Guard. more
(Updated, 1:20 p.m.) The R.I. Public Utilities Commission on Wednesday unanimously approved the elimination of an upfront billing adjustment cost on customers who switch to competitive electricity suppliers, setting the stage for all ratepayers to pick up the difference. more
Sally Dowling has been appointed to the Judicial Nominating Commission and has been designated as chair, according to Gov. Gina M. Raimondo. more
Four city restaurants owned and operated by Andrew Mitrelis underpaid 17 servers and kitchen employees, a violation of the minimum wage and overtime requirements of the Fair Labor Standards Act, according to the U.S. Department of Labor. more
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has awarded brownfields grants to Attleboro, New Bedford and Taunton. more
The city has begun reviewing a two-tiered proposal for standardized agreements for tax incentives in the Interstate 195 redevelopment district, including a 20-year phase-in of property taxes for five companies that propose projects of at least $50 million. more
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