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Thursday, June 21, 2018

This Week's Poll

The former Woonsocket Co. Mill complex is shown in this 2013 photo. Owners have been awarded state historic-preservation tax credits to renovate some of the buildings. COURTESY HISTORICAL PRESERVATION AND HERITAGE COMMISSION

Should the state finally commit new funding to the popular historic...

A popular state historic tax credit program has not received new funding since 2013.Now a federal version of the program is in jeopardy. A...

Will the tax reform proposal being put forth by the U.S....

The U.S. tax reform proposal being put forth by the U.S. House of Representatives has both proponents and opponents, and the final version is...

Who is right on the PawSox deal, Gov. Raimondo or Speaker...

In what could be the last gasp for keeping the Pawtucket Red Sox in Rhode Island, a deal has been struck involving the state,...
GOV. GINA M. RAIMONDO has named Daniel P. McConaghy chairman of the Council on Elementary and Secondary Education and William Foulkes chairman of the Council on Post-Secondary Education. / PBN PHOTO/MARK S. MURPHY

Do you think Gov. Gina M. Raimondo is doing a good...

With nearly a year to go before the next election for governor, the contenders in the race are coming to the fore. Republicans House...
CARE NEW ENGLAND terminated negotiations with Prime Healthcare Foundation to sell Memorial Hospital of Rhode Island Monday night. The hospital will also discontinue its inpatient and emergency services. / COURTESY MEMORIAL HOSPITAL OF RHODE ISLAND

Should the state allow Memorial Hospital in Pawtucket to have its...

When Care New England bought Memorial Hospital of Rhode Island in 2013, the Pawtucket institution was already in financial difficulties. But since then, its...
MORE THAN 2,700 current and former workers at St. Joseph’s Hospital and Our Lady of Fatima Hospital were affected by the St. Joseph's Health Services of Rhode Island Retirement Plan's funding problems. Above, Our Lady of Fatima Hospital in North Providence. / COURTESY OUR LADY OF FATIMA HOSPITAL

Should any entity make whole the pensions of current and future...

When the pension plan that covers current and former employees of St. Joseph’s and Our Lady of Fatima hospitals was sent into receivership, the...
GOV. GINA M. Raimondo signed the paid sick leave bill passed by the General Assembly in a special session this month, as well as a bill that makes public certain 38 Studios investigation documents. But she vetoed the bill that would have more easily granted disability pensions to firefighters. / PBN FILE PHOTO / MICHAEL SALERNO

Does the nearly 50 percent year-over-year increase in Community College of...

The Community College of Rhode Island was surprised by the success of the Rhode Island Promise Scholarship, as it saw a nearly 50 percent...
The first phase of the Wexford Science & Technology center in Providence./ COURTESY ­WEXFORD SCIENCE & ­TECHNOLOGY

Will the Wexford Innovation Center on the former Interstate 195 land...

When a collection of local elected officials and business community leaders gathered for the ceremonial groundbreaking of the Wexford Innovation Center in Providence, they...
THE SENATE GOP has revived its effort to repeal the Affordable Care Act but is running out of time to pass the measure with a simple majority. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/ANDREW HARRER

Does the Graham-Cassidy bill to alter the Affordable Care Act deserve...

As the U.S. Senate prepares to consider the health care bill being presented by Sens. Lindsay Graham, R-S.C., and Bill Cassidy, R-La., the issue...
A NEW WAY TO BUILD: This "fortified" house built by Caldwell & Johnson fronts a saltmarsh and Narragansett Bay in Wickford village in North Kingstown and has structural improvements that make it resistant to wind, rain, sea level rise, and other environmental factors. PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Should cities devastated by Hurricanes Harvey and Irma be rebuilt exactly...

With 2017 turning out to be a year of very powerful hurricanes, it makes sense to ask whether it is time to re-evaluate how...
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