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Ex-mayor, elected at age 23, gets 6 years in corruption case

Ex-mayor, elected at age 23, gets 6 years in corruption case

A former Massachusetts mayor, once a rising Democratic star after being elected at just 23 years old, was sentenced to six years in prison on Tuesday after being convicted of extorting hundreds of thousands of dollars from marijuana businesses that wanted to operate in his city.MORE

Judge tosses some convictions against ex-Fall River mayor

Judge tosses some convictions against ex-Fall River mayor

A federal judge on Monday tossed out several convictions against the Massachusetts mayor elected at just 23 years old who was found guilty by jurors of bilking investors and extorting hundreds of thousands of dollars from marijuana businesses. MORE

State cultural, arts organizations share $1M in funding

State cultural, arts organizations share $1M in funding

More than 100 cultural, humanities and arts nonprofits in Rhode Island are sharing nearly $1 million in federal funds to help them survive and recover from the coronavirus pandemic, officials announced Monday. MORE

Federal grant to help supermarkets save on refrigeration

Federal grant to help supermarkets save on refrigeration

The Rhode Island Office of Energy Resources has received funding from the U.S. Department of Energy that could help dozens of supermarkets save money by better managing the amount of energy they use for refrigeration, officials said.MORE

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