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BOSTON – If Massachusetts voters approve an expected ballot measure this fall legalizing the recreational use of marijuana, the state could become home to a $1.2 billion cannabis industry by 2020, according to a report. The research, … more
The Rhode Island Historical Preservation & Heritage Commission announced today that the National Park Service has placed the American Brewing Company, a former brewery in the city’s Valley neighborhood, on the National Register of Historic Places. This register is the federal government’s official list of U.S. properties whose historical and architectural significance makes them worthy of preservation and even rehabilitation. more
Providence is the third most charming state capital, just four months after being named America’s 12th most charming small city. more
WOONSOCKET – Plans for a new commuter railroad that will connect the city to Worcester in the north and Providence in the south are moving forward, with longtime tenants at One Depot Square relocating to make room for Boston Surface Railway Co. … more
Made in Warren is a nonprofit artists cooperative meant to be as affordable for members as it is supportive, says Diana Cole, a stained-glass artist and one of four board members. "Instead of paying a hefty commission in a retail store, in … more
Businesses know that investment is the prelude to future profitability. Without it, the enterprise withers and dies sooner or later. Much of the resistance to Gov. Gina M. Raimondo's truck-tolling plan to invest in our roads and bridges is … more
A revised proposal for RhodeWorks that takes into account additional federal funds for transportation, and which eliminates a reliance on toll-backed revenue bonding, will be introduced Thursday, according to legislative leaders and Gov. Gina M. Raimondo. more
When a proposal to build the first new hotel in Providence in nearly a decade ran into opposition last summer, a few hundred unionized contractors and laborers filled the City Council's ornate chambers. They squeezed together on the elegant wooden … more
Reason Foundation published its 22nd annual Highway Report on Thursday ranking all 50 states in terms of overall highway performance and cost effectiveness. The news isn’t good for Rhode Island, as its 47th ranking lands it only three spots higher than last place Alaska. more
Rhode Island’s fiscal 2013 total tax collections were 14th highest in the country when measured on personal income and per capita, at $111.18 per $1,000, and $5,132, respectively, according to the Rhode Island Public Expenditure Council’s annual report, “How Rhode Island Revenues Compare.” more
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