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First it was VIP bottle service. Now it’s hookahs. more
With a relaxed, tech-sector optimism, Betaspring has come to embody the Providence startup scene at a time when Rhode Island is searching for an entrepreneurial antidote to the failure of 38 Studios LLC. more
The land slated for development around T.F. Green Airport and a commuter-rail station has a new name and website to market it. The 95-acre former Warwick Station Development District is now called City Centre Warwick. more
A convenient and reliable mass-transit system is needed in Rhode Island to encourage statewide economic development and reduce carbon emissions. However, it is obvious that Rhode Islanders prefer privacy when they commute to work. New, expensive light rail or streetcar systems will not be used by Rhode Island’s commuters. more
By breaking off talks with a group looking to redevelop the former Shooters nightclub property on the Providence waterfront, the R.I. Department of Environmental Management has given the public a chance to rethink just what belongs on this waterfront property next to India Point Park at the head of Narragansett Bay. more
(Updated, 3:19 p.m.) Gov. Lincoln D. Chafee on Tuesday issued a statement defending the need for Rhode Island to repay the 38 Studios moral obligation bonds and criticizing gubernatorial candidates Cranston Mayor Allan W. Fung and Ken Block, who have voiced opposition to repayment. more
A $701,363 federal grant received by the R.I. Department of Labor and Training will enable the state agency to expand its career services programs to the unemployed. more
Colorado Democrat John Hickenlooper has a firm answer to other U.S. governors asking him about marijuana as source of revenue: Just say no. more
The Rhode Island state pension fund grew by $426 million in fiscal 2013 to $7.7 billion, the state Office of the Auditor General said Thursday. more
According to a new study by the Rhode Island Center for Freedom & Prosperity, a state sales tax of 3 percent would provide the best value in terms of new jobs and state budget impact, compared with cutting the sales tax altogether. more
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