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BOSTON – Massachusetts could face another drug-lab crisis if it doesn’t put significant reforms in place, including the creation of an independent audit process, the Boston Bar Association said in a report released last week, according to The Associated Press. more
PROVIDENCE – Rep. Joy Hearn, D-Barrington, this month filed legislation aiming to put an indefinite halt on an administrative provision requiring companies issuing biweekly paychecks to recertify with the state every four years. more
Time has proven the initial guiding document between Deepwater Wind and the state – the Joint Development Agreement, or JDA – ambitious, with a host of unmet target dates. more
Leonard R. Bradley Jr. was recently appointed by Gov. Lincoln D. Chafee to the R.I. Code Consistency Council, which is tasked with examining the fire, building, elevator and other related state codes for consistency. The council is expected to present its findings and recommendations to the Senate housing and municipal government committee by March 31. more
Can you be charged interest on your mortgage even after you’ve fully paid it off? Can the meter keep running when you owe the bank nothing – your principal balance is zero? more
To the Editor: My dealer is very concerned about the current direction Rhode Island is heading with regards to marijuana legalization. Obviously he cannot speak for himself for fear of his personal safety, so he has asked me to reach out on his behalf. He is actually a staunch advocate of keeping marijuana illegal, which might surprise people. Currently he makes about $160,000 every year, tax-free of course, and before decriminalization passed he made more than $200,000. If legalization moves forward, he could see his income shrink even more. more
Our family fell in love with Rhode Island in 2004 when we moved from Virginia to take a job at the Naval War College in Newport. It was nice to be back in New England – my wife and I were both born and raised in Massachusetts. more
When the West Broadway Neighborhood Association held its 30th Anniversary Gala at the Cranston Street Armory last fall, it was the first time many of the 1,100 attendees had ever stepped inside the yellow-brick battlements of a building known as the “people’s castle.” more
Whether it’s STEM, as in Massachusetts, or STEAM, popularized in Rhode Island, the goal of both educational acronyms and states is the same: build a more capable workforce. more
Brown University has awarded the Newport Historical Society a $10,000 grant to support work to document and interpret the university’s founding. more
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