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Despite the increasing enrollment in charter schools and mayoral academies in Rhode Island, the topic of school choice has been not found itself often onto the front pages of the public discussion. But it will soon. more
«constant ****SDLq»The greatest service which can be rendered any country is to add a useful plant to its culture.” – Thomas Jefferson. more
The cost of arson in Rhode Island comes to millions of dollars each year, and the loss affects everyone through higher insurance premiums and higher taxes. The worst consequences, however, are not financial, but personal. Arson is a dangerous crime that devastates victims emotionally, financially and sometimes through injury or loss of life. more
One man who is in his 30s came into the Foster office of WellOne Primary Medical and Dental Center when he finally got health insurance as a result of the Affordable Care Act. more
PROVIDENCE – A bill signed by Gov. Lincoln D. Chafee this month creates a Climate Change Council that will coordinate efforts between the state’s agencies and public institutions. more
ATTLEBORO – Massachusetts officials last week broke ground on the Riverfront Drive Project in Attleboro, a new roadway that will provide a “critical connection” to the Greater Attleboro Regional Transit Authority Intermodal Center. more
Will car-service apps Uber and Lyft be allowed to operate permanently and unregulated in Rhode Island? At this pace the state may never know. more
Rhode Island has approved 23 projects for state historic preservation tax credits since temporarily reviving the program a year ago – none of them private mansions or social clubs. more
It makes perfect sense for Providence Mayor Angel Taveras to be unhappy with the actuarial analysis provided by Buck Consultants LLC to the city, and that Providence sue Buck to make whole the gap the work created in future city budgets. more
The Rhode Island Hospitality Association says this year’s legislative session ended with the industry at least able to stay on an equal footing with other sectors. That’s thanks largely to defeat of both a bill that would have reduced the sales tax for most industries but not hospitality, and another measure to create a commission to study a minimum wage within the hospitality industry. more
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