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RECREATIONAL MARIJUANA: Gov. Gina M. Raimondo last year introduced a proposal to legalize and regulate recreational marijuana in Rhode Island but it was not approved. While she prepares to reintroduce a similar proposal, both House Speaker Nicholas A. Mattiello and Senate President Dominick J. Ruggerio have expressed opposition to such a measure. / ASSOCIATED PRESS FILE PHOTO

Do you support Gov. Gina M. Raimondo’s proposal to create state-run...

Gov. Gina M. Raimondo’s fiscal 2021 budget plan would legalize adult recreational marijuana sales. But instead of privately run stores, such as how medical marijuana...
NAME CHANGE? T.F. Green Airport operators say declining passenger traffic is partially due to lack of familiarity with the airport outside the local area. They’d like to see a name change but state lawmakers have been unable to agree on what that should be. / PBN PHOTO/MIKE SKORSKI

Lawmakers must help T.F. Green operators by renaming airport

The promise of an extended runway at Warwick’s T.F. Green Airport and a 2018 boost in international flights have given way to declining passenger...

Vision for a healthier state

The Rhode Island Foundation has once again stepped forward to help identify ways the state can make itself a better place to live for...
Denise Chakoian is a 14-year veteran of Rhode Island’s fitness industry and a cancer survivor. Last year she saw her business grow by merging two studios into a 7,000-square-foot space in Providence’s Wayland Square, doing business as CORE Cycle.Fitness.Lagree Studio. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Build a community to grow business

Denise Chakoian | CORE Center of Real Energy LLC owner and president When I began 14 years ago, I focused on building a business, thinking...

Gomez selected chief tech officer for Naval Undersea Warfare Center

JASON GOMEZ has been selected as the new chief technology officer of the Naval Undersea Warfare Center Division Newport. Gomez, who has served as...
Marc A. Streisand

High-quality garments pay in the long run

A common discussion point with my new clients is where they are currently shopping and the prices they’re comfortable with spending on their wardrobe. It’s...

Tips to give a better speech

Everyone is a salesperson whether they want to admit it or not. Why? Because from the time you get up in the morning until...

How to nudge workers to save more for retirement

For U.S. workers covered by 401(k) plans, every January offers a new opportunity to change how much they save for retirement. So this is...
Margaret Hartigan

Emerging innovation hub drew us to R.I.

When you think of innovation hubs, perhaps the San Francisco Bay Area and New York spring to mind, or maybe a global city such...

Use simple economics to contain health costs

Spending on U.S. health care is out of control, expanding steadily from 5% of gross domestic product in 1960 to 18% in 2018. There...
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