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OPPORTUNITY LOST? The decision by the U.S. Department of the Interior to extend an environmental review of the Vineyard Wind project puts the potential construction of the Revolution Wind wind energy farm in jeopardy. Here, the demonstration project Block Island Wind Farm. 
 / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/ERIC THAYER

Delayed review of wind energy project won’t stall rising temps

Two stories within the last two weeks have not contained good news for the Ocean State.Most recently, The Washington Post crunched the numbers and...

Health care delivery is coming closer to home

At its core, the retail success of Amazon.com Inc. has been driven by two things: giving consumers the convenience of shopping at home whenever...

A nation faces a crossroads as capital structure influences public discourse

With New Media Investment Group Inc.’s proposed takeover of Gannett Co., it may be time to take stock at just how such news organization...
MOVING IN: Boscov’s Chairman and CEO Jim Boscov stands in what will be the new store in Providence Place mall, where it will replace the departed Nordstrom. 
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Boscov’s could be just what the mall doctor ordered for R.I.

With the first lengthy look at the owner of Providence Place mall in this week’s issue of PBN, the region has had the chance...

Is the smallest state in the union easily influenced by small...

One of the good things about Rhode Island’s small size is the ease of making connections. Things can get done in the blink of...
PUSHED OUT: It took two years after his indictment for embezzlement for Providence City Councilman and former President Luis A. Aponte to be removed from the council.
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It should not have taken two years to remove Aponte from...

What is most amazing is not that former Providence City Council President Luis A. Aponte pleaded no contest to a felony count of embezzlement...
PRETTY ­PICTURE? Are state-sponsored efforts enough to keep the growth of Rhode Island’s tourism industry on an upward trajectory? 
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Direction of tourism marketing still unanswered question for R.I.

In 2002, Providence Business News published an opinion piece that called for cooperation among the various visitor attractions in the Ocean State, something that...

Sometimes ‘No’ is the right word

Thanks to the Boston Globe, Rhode Island knows that TriMark, the nation’s largest restaurant supply company, has decided not to move its headquarters to...
STILL A NO-GO: Despite Gov. Gina M. Raimondo’s exhortation to make a deal that would create a full-service, local health care system, the players – Lifespan, Care New England and Brown University – have been unable to reach an agreement.
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Third time no charm for talks to merge Lifespan and CNE

And so the beat goes on.Lifespan Inc. and Care New England Health System have once again ended talks to merge the two hospital systems,...

A reckoning for opioid supply chain

According to U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration numbers examined by the Washington Post, nearly 100,000 people died in the United States from opioid addiction or...
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