Tag archive for ‘PROVIDENCE’
By admin On Saturday, April 22nd, 2017
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Historic stone arch bridge to close for repairs

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - The oldest documented masonry bridge in Rhode Island is closing for repairs. The state Department of Transportation says the Slatersville Stone Arch Bridge, built in 1855, will be closed More...

By admin On Thursday, April 20th, 2017
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Rhode Island unemployment rates drops to 4.3 percent

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - Rhode Island's unemployment rate has dropped to 4.3 percent, its lowest in 16 years. The state Department of Labor and Training said Thursday the jobless rate for March dropped two-tenths More...

By admin On Thursday, April 20th, 2017
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Providence mulls police rules to ban racial profiling

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - City leaders in Providence are considering a sweeping new ordinance that would ban racial profiling by police and establish strict controls on how to conduct traffic and pedestrian stops. More...

By admin On Wednesday, April 19th, 2017
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How the Navy is redesigning submarines to accommodate women

PROVIDENCE, R.I. — Every submarine in the U.S. fleet was designed with the height, reach and strength of men in mind, from the way valves are placed to how display screens are angled. That’s going to change. More...

By admin On Wednesday, April 19th, 2017
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US Navy redesigning its submarines to accommodate women

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - Every submarine in the U.S. fleet was designed with the height, reach and strength of men in mind, from the way valves are placed to how display screens are angled. That's going to change. More...

By admin On Monday, April 17th, 2017
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Rhode Island lawmakers have nearly 2,000 bills to consider

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - The Rhode Island General Assembly has a lot of work to do when it returns from this week's spring break. There have been 1,119 bills introduced in the state House of Representatives, and More...

By admin On Sunday, April 16th, 2017
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Rhode Island Foundation awards $300,000 grants to innovators

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - A Rhode Island woman with a plan to engage young minority women in solving issues in their communities has been awarded $300,000 to make it happen. Ditra (DEE-tra) Edwards, of Providence, More...

By admin On Sunday, April 16th, 2017
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Rhode Island’s reduced beach parking fees could continue

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - Lower rates for parking at Rhode Island's state beaches could continue for another summer. Democratic Gov. Gina Raimondo has told the state Department of Environmental Management that she More...

By admin On Friday, April 14th, 2017
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Providence man gets stiff sentence for armed home invasion

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - A Providence man has been sentenced to serve 18 years behind bars for his role in a violent armed home invasion four years ago. Prosecutors say 25-year-old Ephraim Durrett was sentenced Thursday More...

By admin On Thursday, April 13th, 2017
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Rhode Island’s largest health care providers float merger

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - Rhode Island's largest health care provider has proposed a merger with the state's second-largest provider. Dr. Timothy Babineau, president and chief executive of Lifespan, said Thursday More...