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PROVIDENCE – The Rhode Island Foundation awarded $16 million in grants to fund dozens of projects throughout the state in the first half of 2013. more
BOSTON – The U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts entered a $366.25 million settlement with AVX Corp. that will expedite the cleanup of polychlorinated biphenyl contamination from New Bedford Harbor and achieve cleanup goals within seven years, rather than 40 years under current funding levels. more
BOSTON – Gov. Deval L. Patrick has signed legislation that raises the age of juvenile jurisdiction from 17 to 18, opening up more opportunities for the state’s youth, at-risk population, the governor said in a news release. more
PROVIDENCE – Col. Steven G. O’Donnell, superintendent of the R.I. State Police and commissioner of the R.I. Department of Public Safety, announced that public-safety agencies have formed a task force to address safety issues associated with nightclubs, consumption of alcohol by underage persons and other alcohol-related offenses. more
As technology becomes an ever more vital tool for small business, the ways that business owners use it continue to change. Usage of newer technology platforms such as cloud computing, smart-phones, tablets and high-speed Internet, for example, has increased greatly over the past three years. more
The cashmere goats whose hair is used to make soft sweaters, scarves and baby blankets are found far from Rhode Island – in China, Mongolia, Iran and Afghanistan. more
I’m at a corporate conference about to give my 90-minute, customized, personalized talk. I spent hours preparing it – as I do all my talks – and I’ve spent the last 20 years improving my speaking, presentation and performance skills. more
Seven years into what he says is a thriving boat-rental business that offers eight sail and power boats, Wickford Boat Rentals owner Dave Fetherston got a notice from his insurance carrier that he was being dropped. more
September typically begins a strong fall tourism season, from Newport to Providence and the Blackstone Valley, say local tourism leaders. But even though the Ocean State also has plenty of woodlands, hills and scenic routes, fall-foliage tours are not part of the draw here the way they are in other New England states. more
It’s about to get tougher to drive without auto insurance in Rhode Island. more
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