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In a joint statement issued late Friday afternoon, R.I. Health Insurance Commissioner Dr. Kathleen Hittner and HealthSource RI Director Christine Ferguson said Rhode Island will not allow insurers to continue the sale of policies canceled under the Affordable Care Act, despite President Barack Obama’s decision to grant Americans who received cancellation notices a one-year reprieve. more
The population of Saltmarsh Sparrows is declining in Rhode Island with the loss of salt marshes due to sea-level rise – and that’s a potential concern to not only naturalists but the state’s tourism industry as well, says Scott Comings, director of land and freshwater conservation for The Nature Conservancy. more
The Pioneer Institute has found that the 105 separately-managed public-employee pension plans in Massachusetts are wasting $25 million each year, reported the Boston Business Journal. more
Newport Solar got 28 new projects this year – 27 homes and one restaurant – as a result of the Rhode Island Renewable Energy Fund program for small-scale solar projects. 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
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services awarded $2.7 million to Rhode Island to help fight unreasonable rate increases and enhance health care pricing transparency, the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services announced Monday. more
Maine Gov. Paul LePage now keeps a roll of duct tape on his desk as a reminder to himself. “We all have faults - mine is that I can’t keep my mouth shut.” more
The “Gordian knot” of the foreclosure crisis, as former Bank Rhode Island President and CEO Merrill W. Sherman described the glut of homeowners defaulting on underwater mortgages last year, appears to be loosening. more
National Grid Tuesday praised the findings of a report calling for improvements to the electrical grid in light of Hurricane Sandy. more
Slater Technology Fund is waiting patiently - but still waiting – for the bulk of $9 million in federal stimulus crucial to its transformation from a state-funded investment vehicle to a self-sustaining, venture-capital firm. more
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