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UNIVERSITY OF RHODE ISLAND President David M. Dooley appeared before the House Finance Committee Monday in support of legislation that would create a URI board of trustees. / PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Do you think that the University of Rhode Island should have...

University of Rhode Island President David M. Dooley went before the General Assembly recently to argue that URI needs an independent board of trustees...
THE R.I. SUPREME COURT affirmed a decision that upheld Cranston Mayor Allan W. Fung's pension reforms for public safety workers. The city had settled with most members of the pension plan, but a group of pension members opted out and continued litigation against the city. / PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Was the R.I. Supreme Court right to side with Cranston in...

Nearly three years after R.I. Superior Court ruled in favor of Cranston in its bid to sharply curtailed cost-of-living adjustments for police and firefighter...
LEGISLATIVE RECEPTION: Lobbyist George Zainyeh, left, speaks with Northern Rhode Island Chamber of Commerce President and CEO John Gregory, center, and Robert Wheeler, owner of dog day care center Friends of Toto in Pawtucket, during the Rhode Island Chamber of Commerce Coalition’s annual legislative reception at the Statehouse on March 26.  
 / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Does Rhode Island have too many chambers of commerce?

Perhaps all you need to know to answer the question is that in a state of 1 million people and 39 municipalities, there are...
A RENDERING showing the proposed mixed-use building by DMG Investments LLC for Parcel 6. / COURTESY I-195 REDEVELOPMENT DISTRICT COMMISSION

What is more important to develop in the I-195 district, residential...

In its most recent public meeting, the I-195 Redevelopment District Commission took up two proposals for the land left open by the movement of...
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...
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