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A RENDERING shows the interior of a proposed new two-building residence hall that Brown University is planning to construct and have ready by the fall of 2022. / COURTESY DEBORAH BERKE PARTNERS

Is Brown University’s latest project in Providence, another planned residence hall...

Brown University is building a 162-bed health and wellness center and residence hall in Providence on Brook Street, where it recently announced plans for...
VOTING WILL begin in Rhode Island for the 2018 primary election on Wednesday. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/PATRICK T. FALLON

Are you engaged in the 2020 presidential primaries and caucuses?

The Iowa caucuses and New Hampshire presidential primaries are in the books. Up next is Nevada’s Democratic caucus on Feb. 22. Massachusetts primaries are on...
GARDEN CITY CENTER has sold for $181 million. / COURTESY WS DEVELOPMENT

Is the Jan. 24 sale of Garden City Center for $181...

A subsidiary of a Boston-based development company recently purchased Cranston's Garden City Center for $181 million, according to property records. The seller was Gateway Woodside...
NAME CHANGE? T.F. Green Airport operators say declining passenger traffic is partially due to lack of familiarity with the airport outside the local area. They’d like to see a name change but state lawmakers have been unable to agree on what that should be. / PBN PHOTO/MIKE SKORSKI

If Warwick’s T.F. Green Airport gets a new name, what should...

A significant dip in passenger traffic at T.F. Green Airport is sure to have operators again calling on state lawmakers to approve a name...
RECREATIONAL MARIJUANA: Gov. Gina M. Raimondo last year introduced a proposal to legalize and regulate recreational marijuana in Rhode Island but it was not approved. While she prepares to reintroduce a similar proposal, both House Speaker Nicholas A. Mattiello and Senate President Dominick J. Ruggerio have expressed opposition to such a measure. / ASSOCIATED PRESS FILE PHOTO

Do you support Gov. Gina M. Raimondo’s proposal to create state-run...

Gov. Gina M. Raimondo’s fiscal 2021 budget plan would legalize adult recreational marijuana sales. But instead of privately run stores, such as how medical marijuana...
BRYANT UNIVERSITY President Ronald K. Machtley was ranked as the highest-compensated private-college leader in the U.S. in 2017, according to rankings released Tuesday by The Chronicle of Higher Education. / PBN FILE PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Are you concerned that Rhode Island had the two highest-compensated private-college...

Retiring Bryant University President Ronald K. Machtley made more than $6.2 million in 2017. Former Johnson & Wales University Chancellor, CEO and President John...
THE UNIVERSITY OF RHODE ISLAND campus is under lockdown as police investigate the report of a gunman. / COURTESY THE UNIVERSITY OF RHODE ISLAND

Should Rhode Island’s public colleges be allowed to decide for themselves...

The state's three public colleges have different views about arming campus police officers with firearms. The Community College of Rhode Island doesn't think it is...

What is the No. 1 issue state lawmakers need to address...

State lawmakers are mandated each year to pass a balanced budget. Beyond that, which this year requires filling a fiscal 2021 budget hole that...
GROWING TREND: Mark Dunbar, Providence Place mall general manager, said beginning with an online presence and expanding into physical locations is a growing trend among retailers. / PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Are local malls enough of an attraction to make you visit,...

Despite dire predictions of their imminent demise for much of the past decade, there are as many malls today nationally as there has ever...

Does Providence need an administrative, rather than political, approval process for...

The Providence City Council needed to use a parliamentary procedure to vote on a requested 20-year tax-stabilization agreement from the city, after a subcommittee...
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