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Thursday, November 15, 2018

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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...
NO DEFERRED ACTION: U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions speaks during a briefing at the Justice Department in Washington, D.C., on Sept. 5, announcing the Trump administration's decision to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program initiated under President Barack Obama. / BLOOMBERG NEWS PHOTO/ANDREW HARRER

Should the U.S. government rescind the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals...

By setting a time limit on the end of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program created by executive order by former President Barack...
THE PAWTUCKET FOUNDATION has commissioned a report that finds a proposed $83 million ballpark for the Pawtucket Red Sox would pose a minimal financial risk for taxpayers and the team. / COURTESY PAWTUCKET RED SOX

Is the state Senate’s plan for fall hearings around the state...

The state Senate has scheduled fall public hearings on a proposal for a new stadium for the Pawtucket Red Sox. But state leaders have...
ROCKY ROADS:: Originally installed as a temporary fix 15 years ago, the braces under the connector for routes 6 and 10 in Providence have deteriorated to the point where they need to be replaced. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Is the state doing enough to combat its growing inventory of...

While the Ocean State continues to rank highly in the nation for year-over-year growth in construction industry employment, it is still far behind its...
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...
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Wednesday December 5, 2018

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