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GOV. GINA M. RAIMONDO announced the creation of the Northern Rhode Island Higher Education Center, a program in the style of the Westerly Education Center, with public-private partnership with AAA Northeast, Amica, CVS Health and Fidelity. / COURTESY OFFICE OF GOV. GINA M. RAIMONDO

Raimondo announces Northern Rhode Island Higher Education Center with public-private partnerships

WOONSOCKET – Gov. Gina M. Raimondo announced a new public-private partnership designed to bring new job training programs through the establishment of the Northern...
THE R.I. DIVISION of Public Utilities and Carriers has found “insufficient cause” to revisit the docking questions raised by the town of New Shoreham over the proposed facility at Old Harbor for Rhode Island Fast Ferry. / COURTESY RHODE ISLAND FAST FERRY

DPUC denies attempt to revisit Block Island Fast Ferry dock issue,...

WARWICK – The long-running dispute between a company wanting to add seasonal ferry service to Block Island, and the town of New Shoreham and...
BAYCOAST BANK was granted the Grand National Award, the top honor for community service from the Independent Community Bankers of America, at the 2018 National Community Bank Service Awards

BayCoast Bank wins award for community service

SWANSEA – BayCoast Bank won this year’s top award for community service from the Independent Community Bankers of America, the organization announced Tuesday.The group...
CVS HEALTH CORP. has fired two managers of a Chicago-area store after they called the police on a black woman who was trying to use a coupon that they believed was fraudulent. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/CHRISTOPHER LEE

NYT: CVS fires Chicago employees that called police on black woman...

PROVIDENCE – CVS Health Corp. has apologized and fired two employees at a Chicago CVS Pharmacy retail location after a woman posted a video...

Four states claim federal tax-deduction cap infringes rights

NEW YORK - Four Democratic-led northeastern states sued the Trump administration to invalidate the new $10,000 cap on the federal tax deduction for state and...
A DIFFERING VIEW OF GOVERNORSHIP: Matt Brown, a candidate for governor who will oppose Gina Raimondo on the Democratic ballot, does not belief that many of the governor's economic incentives are effective or good public policy. / PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

PBN on WJAR-TV, July 16, 2018

Matt Brown wants R.I.’s governor to focus less on business interests and more on struggling Rhode Islanders. Every week, PBN Editor Mark S. Murphy appears...

Lifespan: Strike staff cost will come from UNAP contract

PROVIDENCE — Lifespan has bought a full-page ad in the Providence Journal assuring patients they will have replacement staff during the strike United Nurses...
THE DEMOCRATIC GOVERNORS ASSOCIATION has contributed $1 million to a political action committee that is supporting Gov. Gina M. Raimondo's re-election bid. / PBN FILE PHOTO/ MICHAEL SALERNO

DGA donates $1M to Raimondo-friendly PAC

PROVIDENCE – The Democratic Governors Association has donated $1 million to the Alliance for a Better Rhode Island, a Independent Expenditure Political Action Committee...
UNITED STATES manufacturing output rose 0.8 percent in June, the most in four months. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/TY WRIGHT

Manufacturing output in U.S. rises by most in 4 months

NEW YORK - United States factory production rebounded in June by the most in four months as the industry regained its footing after a fire-related...

Seasonal nonstop Miami flight to debut at T.F. Green Airport in...

PROVIDENCE- American Airlines has added a seasonal nonstop flight from T.F. Green Airport to Miami that will be offered starting on Dec. 19, 2018,...
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