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Mayor, restaurateurs proclaim downtown is back

Mayor, restaurateurs proclaim downtown is back

Saying downtown is back, Providence restaurateurs were joined by the mayor Friday to say they’re doing all that they can to attract diners, shoppers and everyone back into the city that is emerging from its more than year-long shutdown due to the coronavirus pandemic. MORE

Restrictions on restaurants, other businesses relaxed

Restrictions on restaurants, other businesses relaxed

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Restaurants in Rhode Island are free to welcome more customers and the state’s houses of worship can welcome more of the faithful starting Friday. Many businesses and other indoor spaces can now operate at 80% capacity under rules announced by Gov. Daniel McKee last month. The rules also apply to retailers,…MORE

Governor proposes gift card program to boost business

Governor proposes gift card program to boost business

Rhode Island Gov. Daniel McKee is working on a plan to boost the state’s post-pandemic economy by distributing tens of thousands of $25 gift cards to residents to encourage them to shop at local businesses.MORE

Walsh, Raimondo push apprentice programs at submarine maker

Walsh, Raimondo push apprentice programs at submarine maker

GROTON, Conn. (AP) — U.S. Labor Secretary Marty Walsh and Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo promoted federal funding for job apprenticeships during a visit to submarine maker Electric Boat in Connecticut. They said job training is going to be a key to putting back to work people who lost their jobs during the coronavirus pandemic. They…MORE

Feds: Man used fraudulent PPP loan to buy alpaca farm

Feds: Man used fraudulent PPP loan to buy alpaca farm

The owner of a Massachusetts pizza parlor lied about the number of employees he had to fraudulently obtain more than $660,000 in federal coronavirus relief funds, then used some of the money to buy and stock an alpaca farm in Vermont, federal prosecutors said Tuesday.MORE

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