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The unexpected death of attorney James J. Skeffington on May 17 raises new questions about the proposed movement of the Pawtucket Red Sox to a new ballpark in Providence, though the team's owners say their plans and timetable are unchanged. … more
Businesses have long been subsidizing the cost of municipal solid waste in Rhode Island, as municipalities have paid the same rate to dump trash for more than two decades while receiving some of that back from landfill profits. But time is … more
Thousands of streetlights in Rhode Island could be converted to power-sipping LED fixtures, under a new incentive program and a state law that allows communities to acquire their lights. The Ocean State has about 100,000 streetlights, most … more
We normally assume that most recessions end in due time, and that the U.S. economy returns to its old trend even after an extended slump. George Mason University economist and blogger Tyler Cowen, writing in the New York Times' Upshot blog, worries … more
The newly updated Providence zoning ordinance will be applied to the former Interstate 195 lands now being marketed for development. more
For the third time, the Interstate 195 Redevelopment District Commission has extended a deadline to allow a developer to try to reach an agreement on a tax stabilization plan with the … more
1You recently resigned as director of R.I. Department of Health. How would you reflect on your tenure? I had a great four years, working with great people. … We kept a lid on infectious diseases like Ebola, measles and influenza. We kept … more
Govs. Gina M. Raimondo of Rhode Island and Charlie Baker of Massachusetts will headline the inaugural Regional Governors Panel at the 30th Annual World Trade Day at Bryant University on Wednesday. more
PROVIDENCE – Sen. Louis P. DiPalma, D-Middletown, has been appointed to serve as a member of the Council on State Governments Eastern Regional Conference's Transportation Policy Committee. The conference will take place in Wilmington, … more
PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Commerce Corp. says companies receiving a Small Business Technology Transfer Phase I awards from the Small Business Innovation Research program can apply for a matching grant of up to $45,000 from the Innovate Rhode … more
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