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Opportunity zones: The last great neoliberal experiment

The opportunity zones created by the federal tax reform of 2017 have all been set up, and the money has started to flow. When...

Bank stress tests are too easy

Stress tests for the country’s largest banks have never been as tough as they need to be. For one, they don’t capture important second-round...

College Crusade of Rhode Island honored

ANDREW BRAMSON is the president and CEO of the College Crusade of Rhode Island, a Providence-based nonprofit that helps students in low-income communities prepare...
SHOWING OFF: Beth Charlebois, co-owner of Cultivating RI, a cultivation center located in West Warwick that grows marijuana for the state’s medical-marijuana program, shows the various stages of growth. State lawmakers are expected to approve an expansion of the state's medical-marijuana program. PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Do you support expansion of Rhode Island’s medical-marijuana program?

House Democratic leaders did not support Gov. Gina M. Raimondo's proposal to allow recreational marijuana sales to adults but they do back an expansion...

Five Questions With: Dianne Lemay

Dianne Lemay, a licensed Realtor with 13 years of real estate experience, has joined Randall, Realtors in its Watch Hill offices in Westerly. Lemay,...

Five Questions With: David N. Cicilline

A need for more accountability and government regulation in the tech space is an area in which Rep. David N. Cicilline, D-R.I., has taken...

Five Questions With: Anne Horvath

Anne Horvath has been in the mortgage industry since 1995. She started as a loan originator and has worked as a manager or vice...

Five Questions With: Donna M. McGowan

Donna McGowan serves as executive director of the Rhode Island chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association. Named to the position in 2010, McGowan manages the...

Five Questions With: Joseph DeSantis

When Tri-Town Community Action Agency and South County Community Action Agency decided to merge almost three years ago to form Tri-County Community Action Agency,...
Pam Hyland has been the CEO of the Girl Scouts of Southeastern New England since late 2015 and before that headed a Girl Scout organization in upstate New York and rural Pennsylvania. She lives the Girl Scout mission, promise and law every day. / PBN PHOTO/DAVE HANSEN

Making decisions for the long run yields the best results today

Pam Hyland | Girl Scouts of Southeastern New England president and CEOI am a lifetime professional Girl Scout. I have worked in seven states,...
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