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Tuesday, June 19, 2018

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Real life need drives education innovation

A modest new educational/training program in Providence shows how it is possible to address work force needs using creativity and careful planning – and...

Working waterfront should remain so

Plans to re-develop the Providence waterfront for commercial and residential use would require zoning changes that eventually would lead to the displacement of century-old...

If you mean business, be open and efficient

Secretary of State A. Ralph Mollis and the R.I. Economic Development Corporation’s Every Company Counts program have, laudably, begun a new effort to make...

Drop plans to refine ethanol at Quonset

Let’s get this out on the table right away: Ethanol produced from corn is not a “green” fuel. In fact, it may be just...

Clean under ramps around downtown

Downtown Providence has looked great since the formation of the Downtown Improvement District, which has invested in beautifying the city and sends out crews...

‘V’ is for venality, not for virtue

The latest elected state official to do the perp walk is former House Majority Leader and Corporations Committee Chairman Gerard M. Martineau, who has...

These hackers meet to share, not destroy

The stereotype paints geeks as solitary, socially maladroit tech-heads who are more comfortable with their computers than with human companions. But the Providence Geeks...

Allow Blue Cross to build downtown

When Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island announced that it wanted to build its new headquarters next to the Waterplace condominiums in...

SCHIP veto exposes mistaken assumptions

In only his fourth veto, President George W. Bush struck down a bill to reauthorize and expand the State Children’s Health Insurance Program, which...

Innovation’s success is key to the future

The Providence Business News regularly celebrates the best of Rhode Island’s business community. Our awards programs – from the 40 Under Forty, to...
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