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PROVIDENCE – Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin is among more than 40 attorneys general urging the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to place restrictions on the advertising and ingredients of e-cigarettes – “popular, highly addictive product” – and prohibit its sale to minors. more
PROVIDENCE – Sen. William A. Walaska, D-Warwick, has reached out to R.I. Department of Health officials to offer assistance if legislative action should be needed to rectify a licensing issue that has caused a critical-care company to terminate service in the state. more
BOSTON – Gov. Deval L. Patrick last week announced that Massachusetts has been awarded an $11.67 million grant from the U.S. Department of Labor that will expand the state’s Social Innovation Financing juvenile-justice project by providing additional success payments tied to increases in employment and reductions in recidivism. more
Newport Solar got 28 new projects this year – 27 homes and one restaurant – as a result of the Rhode Island Renewable Energy Fund program for small-scale solar projects. more
Deepwater Wind is making another attempt in its five-year effort to keep its five-turbine Block Island Wind Farm alive – this time with a new proposal for a cable landing site on state land at Scarborough Beach in Narragansett. more
Rhode Island leaders see larger prizes for the manufacturing sector on the horizon after securing a $100,000 U.S. Commerce Department grant last month to plan an advanced industry design center. more
When “Phantom of the Opera” takes the stage at the Providence Performing Arts Center on Nov. 27, it will be the fourth show to be produced on Weybosset Street that benefited from the tax credit enacted more than a year ago. more
Rhode Island first responders and Amtrak will hold a full-scale emergency response exercise on Saturday, Oct. 5. more
The R.I. Division of Taxation has launched a new special investigations unit to crack down on tax fraud. more
When 400 people take a morning out of their busy schedules to listen to a panel discussion that is not likely to generate more revenue or inspire a product innovation, you know the event must be important. And last week’s PBN Summit on the Health Benefits Exchange was just that. more
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