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Monday, September 24, 2018

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NEW PITCH: The Pawtucket Red Sox have chosen a downtown Pawtucket site for a new ballpark that would require taxpayer support. The team worked on the plan with city leaders and R.I. Commerce Corp. / COURTESY ­PAWTUCKET RED SOX

Is the latest plan to build a new ballpark for the...

Two years ago Pawtucket Red Sox ownership made a unilateral $85 million proposal to build a new stadium in Providence that would have left...
U.S. President Donald Trump, left, speaks as U.S. Vice President Mike Pence, center, applauds during a press conference in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Thursday. House Republicans mustered just enough votes to pass their health-care bill Thursday, salvaging what at times appeared to be a doomed mission to repeal and partially replace Obamacare under intense pressure from Trump to produce legislative accomplishments. / BLOOMBERG / ANDREW HARRER

Will President Donald Trump’s policies help Rhode Island businesses?

The recent congressional breakfast hosted by the Greater Providence Chamber of Commerce put in full view the contradictions of the new Trump administration. Chamber...
LINCOLN D. CHAFEE, the former governor of Rhode Island, recently announced he's mulling a run for president. / PBN FILE PHOTO/TRACY JENKINS

Is former Gov. Lincoln D. Chafee right to say tax incentives...

Former Gov. Lincoln D. Chafee is back in the public eye, opposing the spate of recent tax incentives that various state agencies have been...
BROWN UNIVERSITY AND Prospect Medical Holdings are in tentative but serious talks to submit a alternative bid to acquire Care New England. Above, CNE's Women & Infants Hospital / COURTESY WOMEN & INFANTS HOSPITAL

Can Care New England Health System’s planned merger with Partners HealthCare...

Care New England Health System recently announced plans to join Boston-based Partners HealthCare of Massachusetts, and sell Memorial Hospital in Pawtucket to Prime Healthcare...
An initial rendering of the River View Hotel proposed for Parcel 1A. At right is pedestrian bridge to downtown. / COURTESY GNF ASSOCIATES.

Does Providence need another boutique hotel?

A Massachusetts developer has proposed building a six-story, 52-room boutique hotel on the east side of the Providence River on one of the smallest...
Gina M. Raimondo

Do you approve of the job Gov. Gina M. Raimondo is...

The most recent Morning Consult poll measuring the approval ratings for governors showed a significant improvement for Rhode Island's Gov. Gina M. Raimondo, who...
38 STudios settlement with SEC is finalized

Closing the books on 38 Studios

With the approval by a federal judge at the beginning of April of a settlement between R.I. Commerce Corp. and the U.S. Securities and...

Should Rhode Island be denied federal funds if towns and cities...

Rhode Island may not have a border wall that needs to be built, but illegal immigration is still an issue, at least according to...
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