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NEWPORT – R.I. Department of Transportation last week began work on a project that will upgrade bike and pedestrian facilities throughout the downtown. more
PROVIDENCE – Gov. Lincoln D. Chafee and Secretary of State A. Ralph Mollis last week announced plans for a new state-of-the-art encasement system for the Rhode Island Colonial Charter of 1663. more
BOSTON – A settlement in a class-action suit could yield a windfall for affected state pensions several years after the housing market collapse impacted pensions and retirement funds, thanks to a settlement reached between Massachusetts pension groups and Fannie Mae, according to a report by Boston.com. more
Newport is making a second push to be listed on the UNESCO World Heritage list – recognition that commission members appointed by the governor say could bring more history buffs and cultural aficionados to the city and the state. more
Providence always seems to be getting on some list: “America’s favorite city,” “best social cities,” or, on the flip side, missing the ranking altogether for more esoteric recognition like “best cities for couples.” more
Newport’s dramatically perched Cliff Walk has been restored – and some say improved – since the damage inflicted by Hurricane Sandy in October 2012. more
To say that Newport’s Cliff Walk is a beautiful stroll is like saying Mount Rushmore is a big sculpture. more
To the Editor: As the members of the core group of advocates in support of Question 7 – Clean Water, Open Space and Healthy Communities – we were disappointed to read the Providence Business News editorial (“No on Question 7, but the issues shouldn’t die,” Oct. 20-26, 2014). more
The economy in the U.S. expanded more than forecast in the third quarter, capping its strongest six months in more than a decade, as gains in government spending and a shrinking trade deficit made up for a slowdown in household purchases. more
State educators are launching development of the next five-year statewide strategic plan by broadly soliciting public input in a survey and recruiting a “design team” that will write the plan. more
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