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City of Providence launches new website

The city of Providence is getting up to date with the times, launching a new user-friendly website at noon Thursday, June 8, 2017. (MGN)

The city of Providence is getting up to date with the times, launching a new user-friendly website at noon Thursday.

Based on data pulled of what topics are searched for the most, new features were added to make it much simpler for residents, business owners and visitors.

One of the site's biggest new functions is the "I Want To" button on the homepage to easily guide anyone to their area of search.

It's also bettered aligned with the American with Disabilities Act standards.

"When Mayor Elorza took offer, one of his initiatives was to redo our website. We took time to see what people actually went to our website for," said spokeswoman Emily Crowell, "It's designed by Figmints, a Rhode Island-based company, and we charged them with making something that was customer and resident friendly and easy for our businesses to navigate."

Crowell said the 311 feature to connect to and request city services has much easier access.

The site is available in three of the main languages used throughout the Providence school system and can adapt to any mobile device.

The site's URL is providenceri.gov.


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