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Edesia program easy sell

Since its founding, Edesia Inc. has been dependent on public funding to pay for and distribute its products, life-saving peanut-based food that it manufactures...
THE NEED IS GREAT: The auditorium in Classical High School in Providence shows significant wear and tear.   / PBN PHOTO/
MICHAEL SALERNO

Taking on debt for schools a good idea only if R.I....

According to a 2016 study, more than 100 debt-issuing entities in the state accounted for a total of more than $10.5 billion in debt...

Detail needed to judge CNE merger value

With the signing of a definitive agreement to affiliate, Care New England and Partners HealthCare of Massachusetts have taken the next step in transforming...
WORTHY OF AUDACITY: The Providence City Plan Commission has rejected proposed changes to city zoning that would allow the Fane Organization to build a 46-story residential high-rise, the Hope Point Tower, on a prominent site overlooking the Providence River downtown.  / COURTESY FANE ORGANIZATION

Providence should not let past strangle its future potential

By rejecting the Fain Organization’s proposed changes to zoning in the Interstate 195 Redevelopment District, the Providence City Plan Commission seems to be more...

Investing in innovation a good bet

Can $20 million reroute a state’s trajectory? That is the question that the Innovation Campus project seeks to answer.Using $20 million in voter-approved bond...

Good corporate citizenship pays off in multiple ways

What is a good corporate citizen? According to ­Corporate Responsibility Magazine, the good corporate citizen is transparent about its performance across a number of...

Federal accountability starts in R.I.

This story opens as a simple $1.2 million grant from the U. S. Department of Transportation to Bristol to rehabilitate the walls of the...
A SIGNIFICANT BOOST: Small businesses such as MIKEL, headed by President Kelly Mendell, right (with Dave Lambert, engineer and program manager), who was named Rhode Island’s Small Business Person of the Year by the U.S. Small Business Administration, employ more than half of all private-sector workers in the state.  / PBN PHOTO/KATE WHITNEY LUCEY

Healthy small businesses mean a healthy R.I. economy

We are near the end of National Small Business Week, a celebration of those businesses that form an important, one might say essential, backbone...

More pot is not a simple thing for R.I.

Medicinal marijuana can be a godsend for some people, helping patients using it experience a higher quality of life.But the state is looking to...
A SIMPLE SOLUTION: R.I. Housing Executive Director Barbara Fields, pictured in the agency’s offices, believes one important step in tackling the state’s affordable-housing crisis is to build more housing.  / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Affordable housing is more than an inexpensive place to live

The inability of people – especially young people starting out in their careers with less than median salaries and high college debt – to...
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