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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
Ten journalists from the United States, Israel and El Salvador have received fellowships to attend the Metcalf Institute for Marine & Environmental Reporting’s 16th annual science workshop for journalists. more
As the R.I. House Finance Committee prepares to discuss a bill proposing to cut the state sales tax from 7 percent to 3 percent at a hearing Wednesday, the Rhode Island Center for Freedom & Prosperity released updated information about the impact such a reduction could have on the local economy. more
Responding to environmental concerns about the project’s potential impact on migrating North Atlantic right whales, Deepwater Wind LLC has agreed to restrict construction at the site of the utility-scale Deepwater One offshore wind farm during periods of high whale activity. more
American workers were less productive in the first quarter as harsh winter weather prevented some from getting to their jobs, causing the economy to stall. more
Next Generation Learning Challenges, a nonprofit dedicated to encouraging educational innovation through applied technology, will award up to $450,000 to the Blackstone Valley Prep Mayoral Academy high school that will launch in Cumberland this fall. more
Approximately 1,900 FM Global clients who renew their policies between June 30, 2014, and June 29 next year will be eligible to receive a share of an estimated total of $465 million in premium reductions, the commercial property insurer announced Tuesday. more
Bell Helicopter, a subsidiary of Providence-based manufacturer Textron Inc., will lay off 325 workers due to the continued decline in defense contracts, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reported Monday. more
The biggest gain in U.S. exports in nine months helped narrow the trade deficit in March, pointing to a revival of global demand that will help the world’s largest economy strengthen. more
A miniature park near the Brown Bookstore on Thayer Street and wider sidewalks are among the improvements slated for the area over the next six months, according to the city, Brown University and two neighborhood management groups. more
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