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Massachusetts is growing at its strongest pace since the late 1990s, according to the MassBenchmarks editorial board. The board’s opinion, delivered in an email Thursday, noted that the severe winter weather had only a “transitory, and ultimately minor, impact on economic conditions in the Bay State.” 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
The greater Providence-Warwick area is ranked in 36th place out of 300 medium to large cities in the U.S. as an attractive place for new lawyers to start their careers. more
The Preservation Society of Newport County will hold a book signing on July 10 for the first-ever biography of its founder and long-time president, Katherine Urquhart Warren. 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
An increase in June payrolls followed smaller gains in the prior two months, and wages were little changed as U.S. job market reflected a more moderate pace of economic growth. 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
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