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Raymond E. Gallison Jr., the former R.I. House finance chairman, pleaded guilty Thursday in U.S. District Court to mail fraud, wire fraud, aggravated identity theft and tax charges, according to U.S. Attorney Peter F. Neronha and R.I. Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin. more
The Providence Public Library wants to update the facade of its 1954 Empire Street addition by mounting a series of LED-mesh screens on two sides of the structure. more
Deborah M. O’Brien has been named the new president of The Providence Center, effective April 1. more
(Updated, 4:10 p.m.) The seasonally-adjusted unemployment rate in Rhode Island fell to 4.7 percent in January, a decrease of 0.2 percentage points from December and a 0.7 percentage point decline from the January 2016 rate, the R.I. Department of Labor and Training said Thursday. more
International Game Technology PLC reported profit of $264.2 million, or $1.05 per diluted share, in 2016, reversing a loss of $55.9 million, or 39 cents per diluted share in 2015, boosted by growth in lottery service revenue. more
Rhode Island was ranked as one of the top 10 states in the nation for having the least problems with drunken driving. more
Applications for U.S. jobless benefits rebounded last week from a 44-year low, returning to a range that still shows strength in the labor market. more
Water and electric power plants don’t mix well naturally, unless you add some wind. more
The report card is in, and U.S. infrastructure is almost flunking. The American Society of Civil Engineers on Thursday assigned a grade of “D+” to the quality of U.S. roads, bridges and other infrastructure in a closely-watched assessment that the group publishes every four years. more
Rhode Island’s high school students can now access $1.8 million in college scholarships managed by the Rhode Island Foundation, according to a Thursday announcement made by the nonprofit philanthropic organization. more
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