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To the Editor: There is a way to make downtown Providence more interesting to tourists. The four-mile section of the Blackstone Canal from the head of the Providence River to the Peter Pan bus terminal should be restored. It should … more
Rhode Islanders are largely divided on whether the state should assess a toll on large trucks to pay to fix the state’s roads and bridges, although the opposition is more certain than those in favor. more
The I-195 Redevelopment District Commission has adopted a set of rules that will guide how it evaluates applications for up to $25 million in state funds available for development in the area. more
Two certainties, as Benjamin Franklin wrote, are death and taxes. Add a third: On taxes, U.S. presidential candidates will promise more than they can deliver. And, if elected, they pay a price. more
“The Waste-O-Meter” – a giant thermometer to track “government waste” – was unveiled Wednesday at a Statehouse press conference by The Republican Policy Group. more
(Updated 10:18 a.m. and 2:05 p.m.) A six-month research effort on Rhode Island’s economy delved into the Ocean State’s past as an industrial leader, its struggles during the Great Recession and its need to innovate to move forward again. more
After helping to include a $15 million appropriation for mental health first aid in the fiscal 2016 omnibus spending bill, Democratic U.S. Sen. Jack Reed is encouraging more Rhode Islanders to take part in this public education and awareness program. more
When someone with the standing in the community of Alan G. Hassenfeld sits down to talk about his home state, it makes sense to listen. The last founding family member to run Hasbro Inc. sat down with PBN as part of its Dec. 28 Interview … more
Former chairman and CEO of Hasbro Inc., Alan G. Hassenfeld, and current chairmen of the Hassenfeld Family Initiatives talks to PBN about topics ranging from prospects for Middle East peace to "social philanthropy" to the fact that it's still "pay to play" in Rhode Island. more
Rhode Island took a step backward in 2015, according to the latest report from the Rhode Island Center for Freedom & Prosperity, which cited 99 “negative” bills that became law that year, offsetting 22 “positive” pieces of legislation. more
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