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A decade ago then-Providence Mayor David N. Cicilline held a competition to design a park for the land being freed up by the relocation of Interstate 195. The winning proposal included a pedestrian bridge linking the east and west sides of the … more
Rhode Island is the 22nd best state to retire, according to Bankrate.com, based on cost of living, crime rate, health care quality, state and local tax burden, personal well-being for seniors and weather. more
The state's uninsured rate has been cut in half, to 5 percent, since 2012, thanks in part to the state-run health-benefits exchange. But health care costs continue to rise beyond what many workers and businesses can afford. Rhode Island is … more
In the last few years the state has taken steps toward alleviating some of the financial pressures felt by retirees, but some tax professionals believe more could be done to prevent those in their twilight years from leaving the Ocean State. … more
“In the future, there will be tolls on cars and the money will go into the general fund!” This has been a rallying point for those opposing the RhodeWorks plan, which involves tolls on 18-wheelers. The problem with this rallying cry? It is wildly misleading and inaccurate. more
Listen vi. 1 to pay attention to sound 2 to hear something with thoughtful attention, give consideration 3 to be alert to catch an expected sound. It seems pretty straightforward. But in the age of Twitter and texts and Facebook and … more
Victoria M. Almeida, shareholder at the law firm of Adler Pollock & Sheehan, was elected chairwoman of the state's Health Services Council. Almeida was reappointed to the council by House Speaker Nicholas A. Mattiello, in recognition of her … more
An independent analysis of promising economic clusters for Providence to nurture has identified five stars: life sciences, food processing and packaging, social enterprise, design coupled with advanced manufacturing, and education technology. more
Gov. Gina M. Raimondo and Commerce Secretary Stefan Pryor launched three new incentive programs on Wednesday in an effort to grow the state’s economy. more
(Updated, 1:45 p.m., Nov. 14) The recently completed Trans-Pacific Partnership has benefits for Rhode Island businesses and communities as it will eliminate all foreign import taxes on industrial and consumer goods, according to the U.S. Commercial Service. more
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