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BROWN UNIVERSITY President Christina H. Paxson has taken a temporary leave from the Care New England board of directors until the state rules on the proposed Partners HealthCare-Care New England merger. / PBN FILE PHOTO/TRACY JENKINS

Is Lifespan’s campaign to stop the proposed Care New England-Partners HealthCare...

The news that Brown University President Christina H. Paxson had taken a leave from the Care New England board of directors was a sign...
RHODE ISLAND'S lack of personal income growth in 2018 made it an outlier in the United States. Is that a major problem? / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/JEFF KOWALSKY

How concerned are you that Rhode Island was the only state...

The news was sobering if not downright depressing. But according to a Pew Charitable Trusts study, Rhode Island was the only state in the...
THE FANE ORGANIZATION'S Hope Point tower has been a controversial project ever since it was first proposed. Should its units be completely sold or leased before construction starts on it, assuming it is approved to be built? / COURTESY CITY OF PROVIDENCE

Do you think it is important that the developer of Hope...

Recent PBN reporting has estimated the per-square-foot price of condominiums in the Hope Point tower will likely be more than twice as expensive as...
MILITARY VETERANS Matthew Paquette, left, and Jonathan Segal pitched in to help with storm cleanup at Scarborough State Beach in Narragansett in this 2017 photo. / PBN FILE PHOTO/MARTIN GAVIN

What did you do for Earth Day (or within a short...

Earth Day was started in 1970 in reaction to an oil spill off the California coast a year earlier. Since then it has grown...
UNIONIZED WORKERS picket outside of East Side Market, a Stop & Shop-owned grocery store closed down due to the strike. More than 31,000 workers are striking in New England following an impasse in contract negotiations. / PBN FILE PHOTO/MARY MACDONALD

Have you crossed the Stop & Shop picket lines?

When more than 31,000 United Food and Commercial Workers went out on strike against Stop & Shop LLC on April 12, it was more...
TECHNOLOGY GONE WRONG: We may not be in the place or time of the "Star Wars" universe, but it is clear that technology got out of control in the world of Darth Vader. Has it happened at your business? / BLOOMBERG NEWS PHOTO/JEENAH MOON

Has your company had technological glitches lately that have hurt your...

The wonders of the Information Age bring with them new ways for technology to get in the way of your business. Have you had...
THE FANE ORGANIZATION'S Hope Point tower has been a controversial project ever since it was first proposed. Should it be built? / COURTESY CITY OF PROVIDENCE

Will the Hope Point tower ever be built?

Two years after first being proposed, the Hope Point tower continuing seeking permission to start work, most recently appearing before the Downtown Design Review...
JOB KILLER? Rhode Island lawmakers are considering a call by Gov. Gina M. Raimondo to raise the state's minimum wage in 2020 to $11.10 per hour. Many businesses feel that it will lead to less hiring if it is put in place. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/JEFF KOWALSKY

Should the General Assembly follow Gov. Gina M. Raimondo’s lead and...

After going up for a second consecutive year to $10.50 per hour at the beginning of 2019, there is talk about adding another 60...
GOV. GINA M. RAIMONDO has renewed the state's contract with Deloitte Consulting through June 2021. The deal includes a $50 million payment from Deloitte, discounted services and includes an agreement for the state not to sue Deloitte for past performance. / PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Should Gov. Gina M. Raimondo have renewed the contract with Deloitte...

Gov. Gina M. Raimondo reversed herself on March 15 when she announced that the state has extended its contract with Deloitte Consulting LLP to...
THE BLOCK ISLAND WIND FARM was designed to be the first of many such offshore wind energy projects designed and built in Rhode Island. But it is no longer clear if that will be the case. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/ERIC THAYER

Do you care if Rhode Island has a large-scale wind-energy production...

More than a decade ago, former Gov. Donald L. Carcieri proposed making Rhode Island the leader in developing offshore wind energy. The Block Island...
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