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More than 100 Rhode Island residents, business owners, state officials, local planners and lawmakers gathered at the Statehouse on Thursday night to kick off RhodeMap RI, a year-long project to create statewide economic development and housing plans that link with strategies for future development, transportation, land use and the environment. more
The Governor’s Workforce Board has made available $700,000 to Rhode Island businesses for “incumbent worker training.” All Ocean State for-profit or nonprofit businesses that contribute to the Job Development Fund can apply for grants, which range in size from $5,000 to $40,000 and which must be matched by the company. more
After thousands of visitors left the Wickford Art Festival and artists packed up their remaining works and their income from pieces sold, the Wickford Art Association used to have to send someone around collecting the 7 percent tax on sales made during one of the state’s most well-known fine art festivals. more
Rhode Island’s longtime efforts to boost the quality of K-12 public education have hit turbulence with teachers unions pushing to replace state Commissioner of Education Deborah Gist as her June 7 contract renewal date approaches. more
As real estate projects, the HP Pavilion arena in San Jose, Calif., and the George C. Arnold Building on Washington Street in Providence are worlds apart. more
Developer Churchill & Banks wants to be a pioneer of Providence’s Interstate 195 land frontier. more
Connecticut is at the center of proposed new federal rules for the recognition of Indian tribes, according to the Associated Press, as reported in the Boston Globe. more
In January, a pair of undercover Providence Police Department agents entered Karma nightclub on Richmond Street to conduct a sting operation. more
The fiscal policies of the federal government are slowing the economy in the Bay State, according to the latest report from the MassBenchmarks editorial board, released Thursday. more
After more than five years in receivership and more than $4.1 million spent to support the efforts of Special Master Jonathan N. Savage to keep Landmark Medical Center financially afloat, state regulators are scheduled to reach a decision on Oct. 28 on the bid by Prime Healthcare Services of Ontario, Calif., to buy the struggling hospital. more
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