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Downtown unshaken by store closings

The fledgling downtown retail district is starting to see turnover, with two high-profile stores, Lily Pad on Fountain Street and Cathers & Coyne on...
GEORGE H. NEE sees recent revelations about high-priced consulting contracts at the R.I. Department of Transportation as an example of the dangers of privatization. /

Taking on the governor<br> to protect unionized workers

George Nee is a lightning rod. As one of Rhode Island’s most powerful union leaders – and a man not afraid to wield his...

Diesel pollution control bill OK’d

An effort to reduce diesel pollution in Rhode Island, especially from school bus exhausts, has been approved by the General Assembly in what environmental,...

Educational attainment a growing issue for U.S.

The global economy and population are both changing, and with them, the skills needed to build a vital work force are shifting as well....

A Vegas-quality landscape<br> with a Rhode Island look

When most people talk about the transformation of Lincoln Park into Twin River, they tend to focus on the added video lottery terminals, the...
HISTORIAN Patrick T. Conley, left, and retired R.I. Supreme Court Justice Robert G. Flanders Jr. have just published a book on the history of the R.I. Constitution. /

Tracing the rich history of a state constitution

We all learn in school about the U.S. Constitution, the Founding Fathers and the fundamental principles on which our nation is built. But what...

Task force gauges the costs<br> of being poor in Providence

When you don’t have a bank account, cashing a paycheck can take a piece of your salary. If you don’t have a car, you...

Report: Housing costs still too high

Jennifer and Mike aren’t that different from a lot of young Rhode Island couples – 26 years old, fresh out of school and with...

Yacht Restoration School ‘converges’<br> with Museum of Yachting

One teaches the history of classic boats and the art of restoring, maintaining and building them. The other aims to preserve the culture of...

Forum looks at risks of privatizing public services

As the legislative session comes to an end, the looming budget deficit is putting increasing pressure on the state’s leaders to consider draconian measures,...
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