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When you shop online for a home, some websites let you specify the characteristics of the community where you want to live. Maybe you’re looking for excellent schools, low crime rates, affordable prices and low property taxes. more
WASHINGTON – Cape Wind Associates LLC received a conditional $150 million loan guarantee from the U.S. Department of Energy to build what may be the nation’s first offshore wind farm, off the Massachusetts coast, Bloomberg News reported. more
BOSTON – Gov. Deval L. Patrick last week announced that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has approved the designation of all state coastal waters as a No Discharge Area, a move that will prohibit commercial and recreational vessels from releasing sewage anywhere along the coast. more
PROVIDENCE – In effort to stave off the effects of increased gambling in Massachusetts, the General Assembly last month approved several measures concerning Lincoln’s Twin River gaming facility in the final days of the 2014 legislative session. more
Despite the short-term hit that reauthorizing the Historic Preservation Investment Tax Credit delivered to state finances, Gov. Lincoln D. Chafee and the General Assembly did the correct thing in the fiscal 2014 budget by restarting the program. more
It’s taking a long time to connect all the dots, but slowly health care reform is making headway. The latest example of progress was the agreement signed recently between Care New England, Rhode Island Primary Care Physicians Corp. and Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island to create a fully integrated, accountable-care payment model, the first of its kind in the state that includes all aspects of patient care. more
MIDDLETOWN – Congressional, Pentagon and defense-industry leaders will gather in Newport in September for an event focused on the future of innovation and technology in the defense arena. more
BOSTON – State officials say they have uncovered an unemployment-insurance scheme involving nearly 600 fraudulent claims, The Associated Press reported last week. more
Gerald J. Bronkhorst, 45, of Suamico, Wis., trains students from six high schools in northeast Wisconsin in an advanced-manufacturing mobile lab – a model Rhode Island educators are considering emulating. more
From financial regulation, to health care and climate change, we can’t agree on what to do about anything. Free-market enthusiasts celebrate the creative power of markets and want smaller government; critics counter that we desperately need government intervention to solve problems that markets can’t handle. Neither side can understand the other. more
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