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Energy secretary: Offshore wind brings 'gust' of job growth

Dec. 05, 2021 08:07 AM EST

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — U.S. Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm said Thursday that the administration's goal for offshore wind and the projects being developed now represent a “gust of job growth throughout the country.” Granholm visited a new offshore wind...

Croswell leads Providence past Rhode Island 66-52

Dec. 04, 2021 16:32 PM EST

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Ed Croswell pulled down 15 rebounds and added 13 points to carry Providence to a 66-52 win over Rhode Island on Saturday. Noah Horchler had 16 points and seven rebounds for Providence (8-1), which earned its sixth straight home victory. Aljami...

North Carolina man gets 8 years in prison on gun charges

Dec. 02, 2021 12:02 PM EST

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A North Carolina man who according to authorities had a dozen guns in his vehicle he was not legally allowed to possess when he was pulled over in Rhode Island in 2017 has been sentenced to eight years in prison, federal prosecutors said. Anthony...

Durham scores 23, leads Providence over Texas Tech 72-68

Dec. 02, 2021 00:01 AM EST

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Al Durham scored 23 points to lead Providence to a 72-68 victory over previously unbeaten Texas Tech on Wednesday night in the Big East-Big 12 Battle. Providence (7-1) has won four straight against Big 12 Conference opponents, beating Texas...

$31M being poured into affordable housing in Rhode Island

Dec. 01, 2021 15:20 PM EST

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island is pouring $31 million into efforts to build or preserve a total of more than 600 units of affordable housing in 13 communities around the state, the administration of Gov. Daniel McKee announced Wednesday. The money was approved by...

Low-income Providence residents begin getting monthly income

Dec. 01, 2021 14:16 PM EST

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Providence has begun providing guaranteed monthly payments to some low-income residents, the mayor said Wednesday. The city received more than 4,000 applications, and 110 residents were randomly selected to participate in the pilot program, said...

Providence, city firefighters, reach tentative contract deal

Dec. 01, 2021 09:16 AM EST

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The Providence Firefighters Union and the city have reached a tentative agreement on a new five-year contract that includes 4% annual pay raises, but also increases union members' pension and medical contributions. The deal, that runs from July...

Rhode Island man charged in Jan. 6 Capitol breach

Nov. 30, 2021 16:16 PM EST

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A Rhode Island man who federal authorities say was caught on video using what appeared to be a wooden table leg to assault police at the Capitol on Jan. 6 is facing charges according to a criminal complaint unsealed Tuesday. Timothy Desjardins,...

Rhode Island's governor sets State House tree lighting event

Nov. 28, 2021 08:30 AM EST

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island's governor is hosting the annual holiday celebration and tree lighting at the State House. Gov. Dan McKee said the festivities will take place at 5 p.m. on Dec. 2 outside, on the south lawn of the State House. The tree will be lit at...

Horchler lifts Providence past Saint Peter's 85-71

Nov. 27, 2021 14:49 PM EST

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Noah Horchler had 25 points and 11 rebounds and Nate Watson added 23 points as Providence topped Saint Peter's 85-71 on Saturday. Horchler hit 9 of 10 shots, including 3 of 4 3-pointers for a career-high at Providence. He added five assists....