Rhode Island’s economic momentum not only slowed this January compared with last year, it had been slowing during 2015 more than originally thought, according to University of Rhode Island economist Leonard Lardaro.
Rhode Islanders gave the state’s public school system a collective C in the latest Hassenfeld Institute for Public Leadership poll. At the same time, roughly half of the poll respondents said that the state was moving in the wrong direction.
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A day after a debate between homeless advocates and business leaders about panhandlers downtown, Mayor Jorge O. Elorza announced a plan to launch a day center to connect individuals to community resources as well as a new way to donate to the homeless.