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After five years of regulatory hurdles and delays, it’s easy to forget about the full promise of Deepwater Wind’s proposed offshore wind-energy projects. Yes, a five-turbine wind farm off Block Island and a much larger, 200-turbine project in federal waters off the state’s coast would add to the region’s alternative energy supply. more
There is no question that John Maeda left his mark on the Rhode Island School of Design, although the manner of his leaving might be worth further discussion. more
Want one more reason for Rhode Island’s much-discussed skills gap? An estimated 111,000 residents left college without earning their degree, according to the state education board. more
One of University of Rhode Island President David M. Dooley’s goals is to make URI a larger player nationally in game-changing research. The payoffs for success in that realm reach far beyond a higher profile for the school, its faculty and administration. more
Last week’s annual meeting of the Greater Providence Chamber of Commerce provided three pieces of welcome news amidst the yearly program of recognition and speeches. more
As bad an idea as merging of the two state education boards was last year – something done at the behest of General Assembly-passed legislation – will the new board’s decision to create two new governing councils over K-12 and higher education be an effective fix to the initial mistake? more
News that Johnson & Wales University was not bidding to retain its contract to operate the Rhode Island Small Business Development Center was not shocking. After all, it was when the SBDC contract with Bryant University ended that JWU took over the joint venture with the U.S. Small Business Administration in 2006. more
Richard A. Licht would like to be a Rhode Island Superior Court judge. As a former lieutenant governor and state senator, as well as a prominent attorney in the Ocean State, he would seem to be as well-qualified as many other potential candidates. more
If you haven’t heard of it, Uber is a smartphone-driven way for a person to summon a car, driven by an independent contractor, without the regulations (and fare structure) that come with the highly managed taxi industry. And it’s causing quite a stir in the Ocean State. more
Another industry with a potentially brighter future locally than its recent past is solar energy. more
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