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A WORK IN PROGRESS: ­Competing agencies and their often at-odds agendas continue to make development in Providence less robust than it might be. 
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PAMELA BHATIA

State, local regulations still hampering development in R.I.

The opening of a March 2015 PBN story, titled “Why is it so hard to build in Providence?” sounds eerily familiar to those reading...

Fane tower debate key to future

Topic No. 2 on development is the Hope Point Tower, the nearly 600-foot residential skyscraper being proposed by The Fane Organization.Almost two years since...

Bill is now due for decades of neglect of public school...

After decades of neglect, the bill is finally coming due for the most-urgent repairs and upgrades needed at the state’s aging primary- and secondary-education...

Don’t wait for a hack to fight cyberthreats

Still think you are too busy, or too small, to focus on cyberthreats to your business?Consider this sobering data from Francesca Spidalieri, senior fellow...
SYMBOLIC FIGURE: The Independent Man atop the Statehouse in Providence symbolizes Rhode Island’s self-image and history of independence. Unaffiliated voters have long outnumbered both registered Republicans and Democrats in the state. / 
PBN PHOTO/PAMELA BHATIA

R.I.’s independent streak could bring unexpected results

As symbols go, Rhode Island’s Independent Man doesn’t hold anything back.Looking out over the state from the top of the Statehouse rotunda, the Independent...
THE TIME IS NOW: With the approval by the Justice Department of the CVS Health-Aetna merger, CVS President and CEO Larry J. Merlo will now have to deliver on the promise of the deal, including reining in the rising costs of health care delivery in the United States. / COURTESY CVS HEALTH

CVS-Aetna deal could be good

With the Justice Department’s approval of the CVS Health Corp.-Aetna Inc. merger, the nation is embarking on a new road in health care.The potential...

Making and building a more robust future for Rhode Island

For PBN subscribers, this week’s issue offers the initial publication of “A guide to Stuff made and built in Rhode Island.”The project was designed...

What ifs will not help Pawtucket

What might have been. That is a phrase that Pawtucket could be repeating over and over in the coming years as it looks to...
MAKING IT HAPPEN: Rhode Island companies with great ideas and superb execution make up the winners in PBN’s Fastest Growing & Innovative Companies program.

Entrepreneurial success is not easy to pigeonhole or manage

This week’s edition of PBN includes the annual Fastest Growing & Innovative Companies special section, including profiles of 33 companies that were recognized for...

R.I. loses as Norwegian pares back

Edinburgh, Belfast, we hardly knew ye.Not even a year-and-a-half since inaugurating service between T.F. Green Airport and Edinburgh, Scotland, and Belfast, Northern Ireland, Norwegian...
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