PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) – The governor is asking Rhode Island residents to comment on a draft of a statewide economic plan.
The plan features goals and strategies to develop the state’s economy over the next 20 years. The Rhode Island … Read Full Storyread more
BOSTON (AP) – Thoroughbred horse racing may have a home in New England next year.
Raynham Park owner George Carney has submitted an application for a state license to return thoroughbred racing to the Brockton Fairgrounds as expected, according to … Read Full Storyread more
BOSTON (AP) – Democratic candidate for governor Martha Coakley says Republican Charlie Baker can’t be trusted to build a commuter rail along the state’s south coast.
Coakley is vowing to complete the long-awaited project that she says will jumpstart business … Read Full Storyread more
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) – People who want to vote in the Nov. 4 election only have a few more days to register, if they haven’t done so yet.
The secretary of state’s office is reminding people that … Read Full Storyread more
FALL RIVER — Robinson Supply Co. of Fall River Massachusetts held their annual fall plumbing, heating and cooling trade show at Whites of Westport Sept. 4 . More than 1,000 contractors visited over 100 manufacturers exposition booths featuring state-of -the-art … Read Full Storyread more
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) – Rhode Island will have a major role to play in the offshore wind industry, even though a developer chose to use a Massachusetts port to build a large wind farm, Gov. Lincoln Chafee said Monday.
Rhode … Read Full Storyread more
BOSTON (AP) – Wynn Resorts has won the competition for the lucrative Boston-area casino license, besting rival Mohegan Sun largely on the strength of its $1.6 billion project’s economic development potential.
The Massachusetts Gaming Commission voted 3-to-1 Tuesday to award … Read Full Storyread more
WASHINGTON (AP) – Seth Moulton’s opposition to another ground war in Iraq is rooted in firsthand experience acquired from four tours. As a young Marine, he saw how quickly a militant threat could transform U.S. military advisers into a force … Read Full Storyread more
BOSTON — Democrats Warren Tolman and Maura Healey, locked in one of the fiercest primary struggles of this year’s election cycle, clashed Tuesday in a feisty debate in which Healey accused Tolman of trying to gloss over his record as … Read Full Storyread more
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) – The Rhode Island secretary of state’s office has unveiled a new application, designed to assist voters from mobile devices such as cellphones and tablets.
Secretary of State A. Ralph Mollis says the app known as RI … Read Full Storyread more
BOSTON (AP) – Massachusetts residents are finding that their state driver’s license is no longer good enough an ID to gain access to some federal facilities.
Authorities say that’s because Massachusetts is one of nine states that have not fully … Read Full Storyread more
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) – The improving national economy is finally spurring job growth and pushing the unemployment rate down in Rhode Island, according to the state’s top labor official.
Rhode Island is nearing pre-recession employment levels. The state has added … Read Full Storyread more
BOSTON (AP) – Steve Grossman sharpened his attack Monday against fellow Democratic gubernatorial hopeful Martha Coakley over her settlement of a case involving a prominent lobbyist.
Grossman said Coakley has shown “a pattern of bad judgment” as attorney general, including … Read Full Storyread more
Three Democratic gubernatorial candidates tackle gambling, medical marijuana, host of other issues in forum
EASTON — Treasurer Steve Grossman clashed with Attorney General Martha Coakley on a few occasions Tuesday night, while Don Berwick painted himself as the outsider.
The trio of Democratic candidates for governor discussed a wide array of issues at a … Read Full Story
Top Obama arts official joins Sen. Jack Reed for day-long look at how RI uses the arts as a tool for economic development, job creation, and urban renewal
PAWTUCKET, RI – For her first official trip as head of the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), Chairman Jane Chu went to a place where the concept of the NEA was born: Rhode Island. In 1965, former U.S. Senator … Read Full Storyread more
BOSTON (AP) – With just a month to go before the state primary, candidates for governor and their supporters are taking to the airwaves in an effort to reach Massachusetts voters – many of whom are more interested in beach … Read Full Storyread more
BOSTON (AP) – New federal data show that per-person consumer spending in Massachusetts was the highest of any state in 2012 as the economy continued to rebound from the Great Recession that ended five years ago.
Massachusetts’ consumer spending rose … Read Full Storyread more
PROVIDENCE — Starting this month, all infants born in Rhode Island will be screened for Severe Combined Immunodeficiency (SCID), a rare disease that causes dangerously low levels of the white blood cells that protect against infection.
Although babies who suffer … Read Full Story