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Friday, September 21, 2018

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<i>Time to consider a state water authority</i>

It's somewhat ironic that the Ocean State is facing a lack of water, but that is the situation being studied by the General Assembly...

State of Union offers old ideas, avoids problems

The president's State of the Union speech is never only about the state of the union, which is always strong. It's about atmospherics –...
ALAN TEAR demonstrates one RI-WINs application, a way to record public safety inspections using wireless technology. /

Financing is the next step for RI-WINs

The Business Innovation Factory is asking the state to guarantee $28 million in private loans to finance the R.I. Wireless Innovation Networks (RI-WINs) project,...
MARCIA B. REBACK, president of the Rhode Island Federation of Teachers and Health Professionals, speaks with Frank Casey of the Northern Rhode Island Collaborative union during their monthly executive council meeting. /

Performance issues add to drive for school reform

Rhode Island’s teachers’ unions, long under political fire, are bracing for a tough year as a tight state budget, new restrictions on municipal and...

’08 budget may bring big battles

Rhode Island AFL-CIO Secretary-Treasurer George Nee has no idea what proposals are going to be included in the governor’s budget for fiscal 2008. But...

Carcieri names NUWC veteran to CRMC

PROVIDENCE – Gov. Donald L. Carcieri has named Donald T. Gomez of Little Compton to the Coastal Resource Management Commission (CRMC). He replaces Jerry...
THE SCITUATE RESERVOIR, which supplies 70 percent of Rhode Island's water, is owned by the Providence Water Supply Board. But some believe it should be run by the state. /

An Ocean State water shortage?

When the Kent County Water Authority told Amgen last year that it couldn’t guarantee water it previously promised the pharmaceutical giant, it looked like...

Cicilline elected VP of Democratic mayors’ alliance

PROVIDENCE – Mayor David N. Cicilline today announced he has been elected vice president of the National Conference of Democratic Mayors. The mayor’s office said...

Kopin boosts production for Army contract

TAUNTON, Mass. – Kopin Corp. this week announced a “significant” increase in production of hardware for the Army’s TWS-II Thermal Weapon Sight program. Kopin declined...

R.I. slashes physical-records management costs by 70%

PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Department of Administration today announced that, through competitive bidding, it has slashed the state’s costs for physical-records management by 70...
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