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BEACH TIME! Summer and Rhode Islanders head to the beach. In this case, it's Block Island, but there are many opportunities to take in sun and surf in the Ocean State. / PBN PHOTO/K. CURTIS

Where have you been to the beach this summer?

As summer winds down and productivity at Rhode Island businesses drops, we know where you all are – at the beach. The only question...
Sunset for the Pawsox? According to information from the PawSox, attendance last year was 528,355, ranking it 10th among the 30 AAA teams. / COURTESY PAWTUCKET RED SOX/KELLY O'CONNOR

What should the state and Pawtucket do now that Worcester is...

As talks with Worcester, Mass., officials to entice the Pawtucket Red Sox get more serious, what will state and local officials in Rhode Island...
PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP, left, has not yet decided whether or not to leave the Paris Accord after attending the G7 summit last week. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO / ANDREW HARRER

What should President Donald Trump’s highest priority be right now?

With the initial efforts to repeal and/or replace the Affordable Care Act pulled from the congressional docket, what should the president set his policy...
Sunset for the Pawsox? According to information from the PawSox, attendance last year was 528,355, ranking it 10th among the 30 AAA teams. / COURTESY PAWTUCKET RED SOX/KELLY O'CONNOR

Would losing the PawSox to Worcester be an economic or psychological...

The Pawtucket Red Sox leadership recently took a trip to Worcester, Mass., to begin talks with the city about potentially moving the minor league...
FRONTIER AIRLINES recently announced service to six new cities from T.F. Green Airport beginning in October. /COURTESY FRONTIER AIRLINES

Have you used T.F. Green Airport for business or personal travel...

T.F. Green Airport is on a roll, having gone from offering 17 nonstop destinations to 33 in the span of a few months, according...
IMPROVEMENTS IN 10 of the one dozen economic readings that make up the Current Conditions Index show that the state is moving forward in a sustained way at the moment, according to University of Rhode Island economist Leonard Lardaro.

Do you feel strong positive economic momentum in the state right...

University of Rhode Island economist Leonard Lardaro is often seen as a “gloomy Gus” when it comes to his read on Rhode Island in...
ON THE FINAL DAY of the legislative sessions for both the House and the Senate in fiscal 2017, the R.I. General Assembly failed to agree on a state budget. Above left, House Speaker Nicholas A. Mattiello, right, Dominick J. Ruggerio.

Whose side are you on in the R.I. House-Senate impasse?

Throwing a wrench into the state’s fiscal status, the R.I. House and Senate ended their sessions without passing the same budget, with both House...
SENATE MAJORITY LEADER, Mitch McConnell / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/ANDREW HARRER

Is the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) better than either the House...

Much of the young Trump administration has been spent trying to overturn and replace the Affordable Care Act (also known as Obamacare). The impulse...
R.I. HOUSE FINANCE Chairman Marvin L. Abney, left, with House Speaker Nicholas A. Mattiello, right, on June 15 unveiled the Democrat's $9.2 billion spending plan for fiscal 2018. / PBN FILE PHOTO/ELI SHERMAN

Should the General Assembly have “scooped” at least $29 million from...

With an estimated $134 million budget deficit for fiscal years 2017 and 2018, the General Assembly had to make some difficult choices to balance...

Should the state re-authorize and re-capitalize the historic-preservation tax credit program?

Since its creation in 2001, Rhode Island's Historic Preservation Tax Credits have attracted $1.3 billion in private investment, while costing the state $350.7 million...
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