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SOMERSET – Owners of Brayton Point Power Station and ISO New England could return to price negotiations after the administrators of the region’s wholesale electricity market recently said the 1,535-megwatt resource “is needed to ensure reliability” for at least another year, The Herald News of Fall River reported. more
Sunny Puerto Rico is casting some of the darkest shadows on investment portfolios this winter. more
Gov.-elect Gina M. Raimondo started work three weeks ahead of her Jan. 6 inauguration at a Jobs Summit that participants and supporters hope will position her administration to hit the ground running. more
After Providence rewrote downtown land-use rules two-and-a-half years ago to ease development, the citywide rezoning effort that culminated this month was supposed to be about the neighborhoods outside the central business district. more
Since the R.I. State Police received $45 million in a multistate settlement with Internet search giant Google in the spring of 2012, the department has gotten no shortage of suggestions on how it should spend the money, according to Lt. Col. Karen Pinch. more
Rhode Island ranks 43rd in the nation in funding programs that prevent children from smoking and help smokers quit, according to a national report released this week by a coalition of public health organizations. more
What started as a strategy to help save the vacant Industrial Trust Building in Providence is now part of the statewide debate over how to redevelop the city’s former Interstate 195 land. more
PROVIDENCE – The Foundation for Advancing Alcohol Responsibility recently presented Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin with a 2014 Leadership Award for his extraordinary efforts to eliminate drunk driving, underage drinking and distracted driving in Rhode Island. more
Officials will gather on Monday to celebrate a $7.5 million federal grant that will be used to help train unemployed Rhode Islanders so they can land jobs in the information technology field. more
PROVIDENCE – The American Civil Liberties Union of Rhode Island last week said it had filed a federal lawsuit against the Providence Police Department for violating the free-speech rights of protesters last year at a fundraiser in Roger Williams Park for then-candidate, now Gov.-elect Gina M. Raimondo. more
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