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The Ocean State appears poised to join the national debate over legalizing recreational marijuana use, with a bill in the General Assembly and talk by state leaders of a possible nonbinding referendum on the question. Legalization has been … more
PROVIDENCE – Charging for trash collection, selling the public golf course, increasing the meal and beverage tax, asking more of nontax-paying entities and renegotiating pension and health care agreements with city employees are just a few of the … more
A new study this month suggests solar energy in Rhode Island is saving electricity ratepayers money. Solar companies think there are more savings and business to be had — especially on the commercial side — with the rollout of a new state … more
R.I. General Treasurer Seth Magaziner wants more stringent regulatory oversight of private equity investment expenses, saying the opacity of current standards puts Rhode Island in an unfavorable negotiating position. more
1 What's been the biggest challenge for you since being named director of health? Not having enough hours in the day. The breadth and scope of work at the department is extensive. I have enjoyed learning about all of the great work our … more
After a prolonged, steady monthly decline, the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate leveled off at 5.4 percent in February, unchanged from January, according to the latest report by the R.I. Department of Labor and Training. more
The U.S. Small Business Administration on Wednesday announced 17 awardees for the 2016 National Small Business Week, including two companies with operations in Rhode Island. more
WASHINGTON – The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association fisheries research vessel Henry B. Bigelow will be permanently homeported in Newport, Sen. Jack Reed announced April 12. The 209-foot, $54 million ship supports NOAA's mission … more
The U.S. Small Business Administration on Monday feted the state’s top SBA lenders during an awards ceremony held at the Alpine Country Club in Cranston. more
"I can tell what neighborhood I'm in from the sauce!" Then-Mayor Vincent A. "Buddy" Cianci Jr. made that declaration one early evening in the late '90s in the summer, as he sat at an outdoor table set up pre-WaterFire on the brick piazza … more
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