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The majority of business owners believe that economic conditions will improve this year, according to the Citizens Commercial Banking Survey released this week that examined the effect of the presidential election on future mergers and acquisitions.

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Should the Providence Public Library be allowed to put LED billboards on its historic facade?
Roger Williams University and the nonprofit Arts in Common are pursuing a plan to renovate the long-vacant Walley School at the center of Bristol, for conversion to an arts and cultural hub.
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State Sen. Frank A. Ciccone III, D-Providence, elected to statewide office in November 2002, has lived in the Silver Lake neighborhood of Providence all his life.
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Should the Providence Public Library be allowed to put LED billboards on its historic facade?