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Gov. Lincoln D. Chafee Tuesday night vetoed a bill that would have allowed the Providence Redevelopment Authority to construct new commercial and industrial buildings. more
A 17-year-old dispute between Smithfield and Bryant University over the latter’s tax-exempt status finally came to a head this month, after state lawmakers passed a bill requiring the school to negotiate an agreement to help cover the annual cost of its use of town public-safety services by March or be forced to pay those bills. more
(Updated, 11:30 a.m.) After the General Assembly passed a bill last week that would require Bryant University to pay hundreds of thousands of dollars annually to Smithfield in compensation for using the town’s fire, police and rescue services, Bryant President Ronald K. Machtley urged a gubernatorial veto and threatened to sue in its absence at a press conference on Sunday. more
This year’s celebration of the Fourth of July has been amplified by the sesquicentennial of the Union victory at Gettysburg on July 3, 1863. The holiday no doubt served up the requisite dose of patriotic feeling, sentimentality and togetherness to convince us that we have exercised some civic virtue. But the vacation time spent with family and friends will mostly serve to remind us that we are exhausted. more
Here’s an odd thing I’ve found as a foreigner living in Washington, D.C.: The longer I’m here the more alien I feel. more
One bill passed in its waning moments last week by the General Assembly has taken a step that threatens to politicize a simple, nonpartisan tool for cause-based fundraising while challenging the church-state barrier that is one of Rhode Island’s founding principles. more
A package of nine bills designed to strengthen Rhode Island gun laws got whittled down to three that were approved by lawmakers in the final days of the 2013 session of the General Assembly. more
In a release announcing a number of state-level staffing changes on Friday, Gov. Lincoln D. Chafee said that Jamia McDonald, formerly Chafee’s deputy chief of staff, will join the R.I. Emergency Management Agency permanently as executive director. more
A bill that would force Bryant University to pay Smithfield for its use of the town’s police, rescue and fire services in the absence of a deal with the town passed the General … more
Landmark Medical Center has entered its fifth year in receivership. It was June 26, 2008, when the financially struggling community hospital was first granted court protection. more
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