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Urciuoli, Celona, Driscoll to serve prison sentences

A federal judge last Wednesday sentenced Robert A. Urciuoli, former president and CEO of Roger Williams Medical Center, to 36 months in prison, and...

R.I. probing TJX Cos.’ handling of records breach

PROVIDENCE – Attorney General Patrick C. Lynch today announced he has filed a Civil Investigative Demand (CID) in Providence County Superior Court against The...
VINCENT QUINTERNO, a senior state fire inspector, has been working for two years on safety upgrades to the Dunkin' Donuts Center in Providence. /

Wanted: Fire safety inspectors

Staff turnover, shortage slow projects to a crawlVincent Quinterno is the sole state fire safety inspector assigned to the state-owned Dunkin' Donuts Center.During...

Businesses disagree on cutting sales tax

Amid efforts to make Rhode Island's tax structure more competitive, some have begun to ask whether the state's sales tax, which is the highest...
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State to issue debit cards for unemployment, TDI

For decades, Rhode Islanders who receive unemployment or temporary disability insurance benefits have gotten checks in the mail. But while the system works well...

A modest investment for state’s fire safety

It's an open secret that delays in fire safety inspections are slowing down the completion of construction projects all across the state. And as...

Ethics in Rhode Island’s government

The R.I. Ethics Commission has ruled it's likely that R.I. Senate President Joseph A. Montalbano violated the state ethics code by failing to report...
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A piece of the tropics in R.I.

The new Roger Williams Park Botanical Center's conservatory, billed as the largest indoor public display garden in New England, is scheduled to open on...
MICHAEL DAWSON, director of post production at Tango Pix, demonstrates the 'Action Blast' movie the company produced for Hasbro Inc. /

Local firms try to cash in on state’s film tax credit

Amid mixed reviews of the state's motion picture production tax credit, a few Rhode Island-based companies are reaping the benefits and using them to...
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Leasing states’ assets becoming common cash maker

The state of Illinois wants to get out of the lottery business.What a wonderful idea! Illinois should stop gambling. So should the other 41...
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