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To all those Ocean State nattering nabobs of negativism, Rhode Island is chock full of success stories. more
The 11th Providence Business News Business Survey reveals once again that while many executives feel quite good about their own business, they are less sanguine about the rest of the state. And of course, that is a problem. more
While Gov. Lincoln D. Chafee’s decision to not seek a second term has simplified the politics of the upcoming race for the state’s top elective office, it does little to combat the continuing economic doldrums that Rhode Island finds itself mired in. To make a dent on that issue, Gov. Chafee needs to remain engaged in the state’s governance, as well as focused on handing over a business climate to his successor that does more to help than harm Ocean State enterprises. more
This week’s final installment of the three-part series by staff writer Patrick Anderson on the redevelopment of East Providence’s industrial waterfront supplies an opportunity to assess the city’s approach. more
Two pieces of news in the last week focused on the R.I. Economic Development Corporation make it abundantly clear that only the most risk-loving leaders of the Ocean State’s business community should volunteer to serve on public-entity boards of directors. more
Amgen Inc., Rhode Island’s largest biotechnology employer, is in a race to develop a new anti-cholesterol drug. And as a story on Page 18 explains, the state has more than a rooting interest. more
For many Rhode Islanders, time will never completely heal emotional wounds from the deadly 2003 nightclub fire at The Station in West Warwick. more
One of Gov. Lincoln D. Chafee’s most important initiatives was his decision nearly a year ago to accelerate the regulatory review required by Public Law 445. more
Providence is becoming ever more attractive as a place to live. But one shortcoming in the development of the downtown neighborhood is the lack of certain amenities – a full-service grocery store being among them. Another is the dearth of 24-hour delis and the like. If you want to get some high-quality, late-night (or early morning) eats, you’re out of luck. You won’t find what is so easy to patronize in New York City, for instance. more
With all the noise generated by the New England Common Assessment Program’s use as a portion of Rhode Island’s high school graduation requirements, it is heartening to see a program taking place this summer at Rhode Island College designed in part to help students master the concepts the NECAPs test. more
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