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Should the federal government again provide an additional $600 to those...

Congress recently let a weekly $600 federal payment to the unemployed expire. While many lawmakers and interest groups continue to lobby for a renewal of...

Do you support the planned Providence Multi-Hub Bus System, which will...

The R.I. Department of Transportation plans to move most bus routes out of Kennedy Plaza in downtown Providence, sending them to new hubs on...
AVE. VENUE: Patrons fill tables outside Ristorante Il Massimo in Federal Hill in Providence as part of the “Al Fresco On The Hill” dining initiative launched in June. / COURTESY FEDERAL HILL COMMERCE ASSOCIATION

Are you comfortable dining out amid the ongoing pandemic?

While some restaurants have closed amid the ongoing pandemic, most are still trying to find creative ways to survive COVID-19's devastating economic effects. Many are...

Do you support Providence Mayor Jorge O. Elorza’s executive order creating...

Providence Mayor Jorge O. Elorza on July 15 signed an executive order committing the city to a racial reparations plan for people of African...
FUN-SIZED may be the theme of the state's most recent tourism campaign, but what activity did you find the most enjoyable over the summer vacation season? / COURTESY R.I. COMMERCE CORP.

Are you planning to take a vacation of more than a...

Summer's here but how much will you be able to enjoy it? The pandemic has at least temporarily changed all our lives and, for many...
THE PAWTUCKET Red Sox, shown above, will move to a new home in Worcester in 2021. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL MELLO

Would you consider attending any 50th anniversary ceremonies for the Pawtucket...

When baseball’s minor leagues canceled their seasons on June 30 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, it also meant the likely end of a 50-year...
TIME TO LET GO: Visitors to the Statehouse can see the seal of the State of Rhode Island and Providence ­Plantations. / PBN FILE PHOTO/FRANK MULLIN

Is it time to remove “and Providence Plantations” from the state’s...

Ten years ago, Rhode Island voters overwhelmingly rejected eliminating "Providence Plantations" from the state's official name. Statehouse leaders have said they'll pass legislation giving voters...
SALVE REGINA UNIVERSITY announced Friday it is postponing its commencement ceremonies scheduled for May due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. / COURTESY SALVE REGINA UNIVERSITY

Are you satisfied with local colleges’ plans to reopen campuses to...

Local colleges have begun making public details of plans to reopen campuses to students and faculty in August and September. Most plans involve a mix...
BALANCING ACT: Gov. Gina M. Raimondo is beginning a phased reopening of the state’s economy but says it will be quickly halted if the state sees a surge in new cases of COVID-19. / PBN FILE PHOTO/DAVE HANSEN

Do state leaders have the right spending priorities for $1.25 billion...

Rhode Island as of June 9 had spent or committed less than $185 million of $1.25 billion received from the federal government for expenses...
THE VECTRIX MAXI is a highway-legal two-seat scooter with a top-speed of 62 mph. The all-electric vehicle can go as far as 60 miles on a charge. Four city police officers will be testing the emissions-free vehicles. /

Do you believe your local police department properly exercises the use...

The killing of George Floyd while he was in police custody in Minnesota has sparked widespread protesting around the country, seeking justice for him...

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