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Tuesday, September 25, 2018

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ENOUGH BEING BUILT? Affordable housing advocates see this complex being built in Burrillville, Garvey Ledges Lane, as important for the state, but they see too few of these kinds of projects coming to fruition in Rhode Island. / PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Is there enough affordable housing in your town?

The 2017 Housing Fact Book from HousingWorks RI at Roger Williams University notes that households earning the state’s median income of $56,852 in 2016...
AVTECH SOFTWARE INC. is among three companies confirmed for a United Kingdom trade mission in September. Above, Rich Grundy, right, president of AVTECH Software, talks about the company’s new Active Power Sensor with Marketing Manager Russel Benoit, left, and company founder and CEO Michael Sigourney. / PBN FILE PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Are trade missions something the state should be spending time and...

The state, the John H. Chafee Center for International Business and the U.S. Department of Commerce have announced a trade mission to England and...

Do you see the state’s newly launched mobile unit providing free...

With the debut on April 17 of its Shower to Empower mobile unit, the House of Hope Community Development Corp. believes it can help...
A BELIEVER IN RHODE ISLAND: Amgen Rhode Island vice president of operations Tia Bush said that the company's decision to build a new plant in Rhode Island was "a testament to our skilled, dedicated workforce" at the company's West Greenwich manufacturing facility. / PBN FILE PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Tax incentives are back in the news with Commerce RI granting...

The R.I. Commerce Corp. has approved up to $9.2 million in incentives for Amgen Inc. to build a $165 million biomanufacturing plant in West...
BETTER TO BUY A BOAT? The Trump administration has rolled back Obama-era fuel efficiency standards for automobiles, something that had been put in place expressly to combat the increasing severity of weather events brought on by climate change. Will the rollback lead to even more extreme weather? / PBN FILE PHOTO/FRANK MULLIN

Do you agree with the rollback of automobile efficiency standards that...

In reversing another Obama-era rule, the Trump administration has rolled back the automobile fuel efficiency standards that were set to be in effect through...
DAN HURLEY, the former URI men's basketball coach, has signed a six year deal to coach the University of Connecticut men's basketball team. / COURTESY URI

Are you happy or sad that Dan Hurley signed to be...

Following his successful run as the men’s basketball coach at the University of Rhode Island, which culminated with two consecutive appearances in the NCAA...
TOUR PREPARATION: John E. Taylor Jr., chairman of Twin River Management Group Inc., which owns Twin River Casino in Lincoln and Newport Grand in Newport, talks with reporters prior to a tour of the construction site for a new hotel at Twin River. If sports betting is made legal in Rhode Island, Twin River's properties will stand to gain more traffic. / PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Do you look forward to placing a sports bet at a...

Rhode Island is one of 16 states waiting for the U.S. Supreme Court to decide on the legality of sports betting, although it is...
PRESDIENT DONALD TRUMP ADDRESSES the media before leaving the White House to address the Conservative Political Action Conference in the aftermath of the Lakeland, Fla., massacre. The president declared at the conference that declaring schools to be gun-free zones puts students in more danger and that well-trained gun-adept teachers and coaches should be able to carry concealed firearms. / BLOOMBERG NEWS PHOTO/ZACH GIBSON

What do you think of students’ participation in the March 14...

On March 14 students as well as adults across the nation took part in a National School Walkout designed to spur action in response...
GOV. GINA M. RAIMONDO and Lt. Gov. Daniel J. McKee are not entirely in agreement over the response of National Grid Rhode Island to the recent storms. / PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO / COURTESY TOWN OF CUMBERLAND

Did National Grid do a good job restoring power to the...

While the official responses to the speed and effectiveness of National Grid Rhode Island are contradictory – Gov. Gina M. Raimondo thinks the utility...
WHILE THE R.I. SENATE has passed legislation that creates the financing framework for a new stadium for the Pawtucket Red Sox, the House has yet to give an indication that it will vote on the deal to build the Ballpark at Slater Mill complex.

Should the R.I. House put the Pawtucket Red Sox deal passed...

Another week, another PawSox controversy. Build Rhode Island, a labor/management support organization in the construction trades, commissioned and then released a poll gauging public...
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