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T.F. Green Airport was supposed to be flying high again. more
Cranston Mayor Allan Fung is going all in on tax cuts as a Republican gubernatorial candidate. Not content to simply match the $100 million tax-cut plan of his GOP primary opponent Ken Block, Fung is going bigger, and more conservative, with a $200 million package of cuts meant to stimulate the economy. more
By next fall, 39 Providence school principals will be developing programming based on a new policy called autonomy, an approach that could flip the traditional top-down administrative control in the central office on its head. more
Rhode Island’s top transportation official has dealt a potentially fatal blow to the campaign to raise the height of a planned Providence River pedestrian bridge and extend a riverwalk through the former Interstate 195 land. more
Developers of the newly constructed, $113 million New Bedford marine terminal are optimistic about the future of wind energy and the facility itself, despite seeing Cape Wind – expected to be their first and largest tenant – recently lose two major electricity contracts. more
The beleaguered Central Coventry Fire District filed for bankruptcy Tuesday after firefighters and the Chafee administration failed to reach an agreement despite months of negotiations to fix the district’s financial woes. more
A convenient and reliable mass-transit system is needed in Rhode Island to encourage statewide economic development and reduce carbon emissions. However, it is obvious that Rhode Islanders prefer privacy when they commute to work. New, expensive light rail or streetcar systems will not be used by Rhode Island’s commuters. more
It’s almost a cliche at this point – the U.S. needs to spend more on infrastructure. Other countries are running circles around us in the infrastructure department. It’s fashionable to blame this on the Republicans’ scorched-earth tactics against President Barack Obama, and on conservative distrust of government spending in general. And those are certainly factors. Problems with state and local government finances are another issue. 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 R.I. Department of Labor and Training has recovered more than $4.6 million so far this calendar year from individuals or employers trying to “game the system,” Director Charles J. Fogarty said in a department email newsletter. more
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