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10/30/2014
By PBN Staff Posted 10/29/14 The non-seasonally adjusted jobless rate for the Providence-Fall River-Warwick metro area dropped four-tenths of a percentage point in September, improving to 7.5 percent from 7.9 percent a month earlier.
10/30/2014
Published: October 29, 2014 11:20 PM BY BILL VAN SICLEN Journal Arts Writer When Rhode Islanders go to the polls Tuesday, they will have a rare chance to help some of the state's top arts and cultural organizations help themselves.
10/30/2014
The Boston Globe Magazine BY KARA BASKIN, ELIZABETH GEHRMAN, PATRICIA HARRIS, DAVID LYON, CARMEN NOBEL, AND MELISSA PASANEN OCTOBER 29, 2014 You'll find homemade dishes from hash to bread pudding at these New England diners.

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10/23/2014
Governor Lincoln D. Chafee and the Rhode Island Office of Energy Resources today announce that, according to the 2014 edition of the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) State Scorecard, Rhode Island is ranked the third most energy efficient state in the nation. The state was...
10/22/2014
The Rhode Island Commerce Corporation (Commerce RI) and the Rhode Island Science and Technology Advisory Council (STAC) today announced that six Rhode Island businesses will receive $269,963 in grants from the state's Innovate Rhode Island Small Business Fund (Innovate RI Fund). The state grants...
10/10/2014
North Smithfield today became the first Rhode Island Community to embrace and launch the "Solarize" residential solar energy campaign. Solarize Rhode Island is a program created through a partnership of The Rhode Island Commerce Corporation (Commerce RI), the Rhode Island Office of Energy...

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