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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...
A RENDERING of a proposed soccer stadium and related developments around Pawtucket's waterfront. / COURTESY R.I. GOVERNOR'S OFFICE

Is professional soccer popular enough in this area to support a...

A $400 million Pawtucket development project that includes a soccer stadium has the backing of state and city political leaders, in part due to...
JEROME POWELL was the keynote speaker at the Greater Providence Chamber of Commerce's annual meeting Monday night. / COURTESY CONSTANCE BROWN PHOTOGRAPH

Did hearing directly from Greater Providence Chamber of Commerce keynote speaker...

Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome H. Powell on Nov. 25 told an estimated 720 business leaders at the Greater Providence Chamber of Commerce’s annual meeting...
PROVIDENCE MAYOR Jorge O. Elorza has announced the return of the #ThinkPVD campaign for 2019. / PBN FILE PHOTO/STEPHANIE ALVAREZ EWENS

Will you make a point to shop local during the holiday...

The holiday shopping season is underway. One of the signature local kickoff events, Small Business Saturday Shop RI, will be held Nov. 30 at...

Should Kennedy Plaza be part of a new plan for multiple...

The R.I. Department of Transportation's plan to create multiple bus hubs in downtown Providence would reduce bus berths in Kennedy Plaza from 12 to...
GOV. GINA M. RAIMONDO wants state lawmakers to grant authority for regulators to fine National Grid Rhode Island and other utilities for poor performance. / COURTESY NATIONAL GRID

Should the state be able to fine National Grid Rhode Island...

Gov. Gina M. Raimondo says the state may be at a distinct disadvantage in trying to get National Grid Rhode Island to respond quicker...
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