The United States has lost a year of scientific innovation due to the budget cuts known as sequestration. Faced with limited resources, the nation’s largest supporters of research in medicine, science and engineering have funded very little new work in the past year, focusing instead on projects already underway. New ideas from scientists in Rhode Island and around the country have been put on hold. If these budget reductions continue, the nation can and will lose its pre-eminence in science and technology.
A shutdown of the U.S. government would reduce fourth-quarter economic growth by as much as 1.4 percentage points depending on its length, economists say, as government workers from park rangers to telephone receptionists are furloughed.
By Jeanna Smialek and Ian Katz Bloomberg News
Cranston Mayor Allan Fung, far left, and the Fungamaniacs celebrate after crossing the finish line at the third annual BoldrDash Mud Race. Held Sept. 14-15 at Exeter’s Yawgoo Valley Ski & Water Park, the event attracted more than 2,000 adults and children who worked their way through obstacle courses. Pictured with Fung, from left, are Lynn Hall, president of BoldrDash Race LLC, and Fung’s teammates, Barbara Ann Fenton and Danny Hall.
PROVIDENCE – Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin served as the National Association of Attorneys General representative to the 18th annual International Association of Prosecutors in Moscow, leading a discussion on human rights and the principle of equality.
LA MALBAIE, Quebec – Gov. Lincoln D. Chafee last week described the 37th annual Conference of New England Governors and Eastern Canadian Premiers as “fruitful, collaborative and relationship-strengthening.”
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