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FOUNTAINCREST, a 76-unit condo complex south of Route 1, is one of the highest-profile new developments in the town. /

Hot housing market has pros, cons for Westerly

In recent years, Westerly has witnessed a spike in housing construction, retail development and out-of-state banks coming into the area. And according to Town...
'THE COST of the program will be more than offset by the savings realized by the exposure of money being misspent,' says Arthur 'Chuck' Barton. /

Watchdog group wants a state inspector general

For more than a century, the Independent Man has stood guard atop the State House. But if a bill submitted at the request of...
BEVERLY E. NAJARIAN, director of the R.I. Department of Administration, called the extension 'another big win for taxpayers.' /

United, R.I. extend state worker contract into 2010

Two and a half years ago, UnitedHealthcare of New England snatched the state employees' health benefits contract away from Blue Cross & Blue Shield...

<i>Reconsidering recent tax policy changes</i>

Given the state’s dire budget deficit, should the governor and legislation reconsider the continued implementation of 2006 income tax revisions? * No – 71.4% * Yes...
ADRIANA DAWSON is working to build understanding between immigrant entrepreneurs and the lending community. /

A Pawtucket native reaches<br> out to Latino businesses

One of the first things Adriana Dawson did when she joined the R.I. Small Business Development Center in 2002 was to conduct a needs...

Feds award R.I. $700,000 to update Medicaid IT

U.S. Senators Jack Reed and Sheldon Whitehouse announced that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services will award Rhode Island $725,253 to update...
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A growing challenge at the ACI

For some departments in state government, shaving the budget is difficult. For the R.I. Department of Corrections, it's virtually impossible, says Director A.T. Wall. In...

Older workers needed for New England’s prosperity

As the baby boom generation enters retirement age, New England employers will become increasingly dependent on older workers – those aged 55 and above...
REVENUE FROM Newport Grand has fallen short of projections, so state officials are eager to see the facility expanded and revamped. /

Newport zoning can’t stop Grand plan

A Superior Court judge has ordered the City of Newport to stop trying to block an expansion of Newport Grand and issue the required...

<i>We need more than an independent man</i>

Rhode Island government desperately needs the kind of good-government measure that Sen. Leonidas "Lou" Raptakis (D-Coventry) has introduced at the request of Operation Clean...
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