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Monday, June 18, 2018

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BRAYTON POINT POWER STATION in Somerset closed in June in 2017. / COURTESY DYNEGY INC.

Given the recent ISO New England report predicting increasing future energy...

ISO New England, the region’s independent electric-grid operator, released its Operational Fuel-Security Analysis report recently, and it sees fuel security risks heading our way...
LEADING BY FOLLOWING: House Speaker Nicholas Mattiello has promised a House hearing on a Senate-passed financing plan for a new ballpark for the Pawtucket Red Sox. But the Cranston Democrat thinks most voters oppose public financing for the ballpark and has said he’s inclined to follow their will on the issue. / PBN FILE PHOTO/TRACY JENKINS

Are you satisfied with House Speaker Nicholas A. Mattiello’s response to...

The state Senate recently approved a financing package to allow construction of a new ballpark for the Pawtucket Red Sox.The $83 million ballpark in Pawtucket...
RHODE ISLAND MOVED UP to the No. 9 spot in a Business Insider list of the nation's top economies from No 33 last year. / PBN FILE PHOTO/STEPHANIE ALVAREZ EWENS

What do you think should be the top priority for the...

The state General Assembly has hardly had a chance to get comfortable in its seats and already it is considering significant legislation, in this...
NEW YEAR'S EVE is a time for celebration, including consuming alcoholic beverages. But sometimes the celebrants drink and drive, which can be a lethal combination. / BLOOMBERG NEWS PHOTO/MICHAEL NAGLE

Did you drive to and from a New Year’s Eve celebration,...

Drinking and driving is never a good combination, even if only one alcoholic beverage has been consumed. Did you imbibe a drink or two...
THE NEW TAX BILL has taxpayers looking to make moves to bolster their financial edge before the new tax season when a new set of rules takes effect. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL NAGLE

Did you pre-pay your property taxes due for fiscal 2018 in...

Among the many changes the federal tax overhaul brings is the limit on the deductability of state and local income and property taxes. Whereas...
82 WATERMAN ST. is an academic building, home to the Department of American Studies at Brown. The university is considering demolishing or moving it to make room for a new performing arts center. / COURTESY PROVIDENCE PRESERVATION SOCIETY

Should Brown be allowed to raze five historic buildings to make...

Brown University is looking to build a new performing arts center in the middle of its College Hill campus, but local preservationists are concerned that...
A RENDERING OF THE PROPOSED "Ballpark at Slater Mill." / COURTESY PAWTUCKET RED SOX

Will the PawSox agree to the newly revised Pawtucket ballpark legislation,...

Following months of hearings, the Senate Finance Committee has revised proposed legislation to formalize the deal between the state, the city of Pawtucket and...
THE SENATE COULD VOTE on the GOP's new tax bill as soon as Thursday. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/ANDREW HARRER

Will the tax system overhaul proposed by the U.S. Senate have...

As conferees from the U.S. House and Senate try to reconcile their two competing tax overhaul proposals, there is time to consider what the...
SPARK A REACTION? National Grid Rhode Island President Timothy F. Horan believes that the gas and electricity utility's rate hike request is justified by increased operating costs as well as its efforts to upgrade the distribution network for both its energy commodities. Do you? / PBN FILE PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Where do you stand on the National Grid rate hike request?

National Grid Rhode Island has filed for the ability to add $71.6 million to its “base distribution rates” for both electricity and natural gas...
ON THE HORIZON: An aerial view of the completed expansion of the main runway at T.F. Green Airport, lengthened from 7,200 feet to 8,700 feet, allowing for the ability to fly nonstop to the West Coast, as well as opening up opportunities for expanded international trade and domestic commerce. / COURTESY R.I. AIRPORT CORP.

Have you flown out of or into T.F. Green Airport with...

T.F. Green Airport has added four new carriers in 2017 to the group of airlines that serve the Providence market. A major factor in...
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