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Posted on May 4, 2015 WPRO News Hotel rooms around Rhode Island's small ocean city are booked full as one of the world's premier sailing competitions makes its way to Newport.
By Neil Remiesiewicz WPRI12 Published: May 2, 2015, 2:40 pm Senator Sheldon Whitehouse hosted an annual event for Rhode Island's veterans in Warwick Saturday.
Posted on May 1, 2015 By Steve Klamkin WPRO News Yachts in the Volvo Ocean Race are due to arrive around on Thursday or Friday in Newport, the seventh leg of the round-the-world sailing spectacle that began October 11, 2014 in Alicante, Spain, and will make its way toward Gothenburg, Sweden and the finish line in late June.

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The Rhode Island Commerce Corporation announces that Rhode Island companies that have received an SBIR/STTR Phase I award have the opportunity to apply for a matching grant of up to $45K from the Innovate RI Small Business Fund. Applications will be accepted until May 1, 2015. To date, the Fund
Governor Gina M. Raimondo will meet in Hartford, Connecticut on April 23, 2015 with the Governors of the other New England states to pursue next steps in regional efforts to develop and implement a cooperative strategy to address energy infrastructure challenges. The Governors will meet at the...
Governor Gina M. Raimondo and Commerce Secretary Stefan Pryor today released the following statements regarding the proposal to build a minor league baseball stadium in Providence. "The PawSox are an important institution in Rhode Island and our goal is to keep them in the state," said...

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