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Five Questions with Maribeth Calabro, Providence Teachers Union president

Maribeth Calabro | President, Providence Teachers Union 1. The Providence public schools are now under R.I. Department of Elementary and Secondary Education control. What...
MEDICINAL USE: Lead grower Elizabeth Keyser explains growing medical marijuana plants with special lighting during a tour of the Curaleaf medical cannabis cultivation and processing facility in Ravena, N.Y., in August. / AP FILE PHOTO/HANS PENNINK

Some Northeast states brace for battle over pot

A year ago, marijuana legalization looked like it was on a roll in the Northeast – it had already passed in three of the...
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R.I. could be leader in new type of health reimbursement arrangements

As of Jan. 1, businesses have a new way to provide health coverage for their employees. Called an Individual Coverage HRA , this health...
CATCHING SOME RAYS: Vito Buonomano, owner of Northeast Solar & Wind Power LLC, says most of the solar-power projects his company has been involved with have been on farms, including this installation at the Washington County Turf Farms in South Kingstown. 
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Providence company started after owner took a shine to renewable energy

When Vito Buonomano saw the 2006 climate change documentary “An Inconvenient Truth,” he felt compelled to act. So much so that he upended his career...

R.I. sportsbook more than doubles December revenue Y/Y in 2019

PROVIDENCE – The Rhode Island sportsbook received nearly $2.6 million in revenue in December 2019, more than double the $957,913 in revenue it received...

RIPTA adds solar panels to 33 buses

PROVIDENCE – Roof-mounted solar panels now top 33 of the R.I. Public Transit Authority’s buses thanks to a partnership with R.I. Commerce Corp. and...

Warwick partners with R.I. Infrastructure Bank on street, lighting improvements


WARWICK – Mayor Joseph J. Solomon said his administration will move quickly to have funding in place for the spring construction season following City...

New Bedford City Council amends host agreement to allow sale of...

NEW BEDFORD – The City Council voted, 10-1, to approve an amendment to Beacon Compassion Inc.’s existing Host Community Agreement for medical marijuana that...
GOV GINA M. Raimondo has introduced a $10.2 billion budget proposal. / PBN FILE PHOTO/ DAVE HANSEN.

Raimondo proposes real estate tax, state-run recreational marijuana sales in $10.2B...

PROVIDENCE – Gov. Gina M. Raimondo on Thursday released a $10.2 billion budget proposal that would bolster affordable and workforce housing creation through a...
GOV. GINA M. RAIMONDO'S Gina M. Raimondo’s proposed fiscal 2021 budget includes a $64 million “green bond,” $35 million of which would go toward projects at state beaches, parks and campgrounds./ PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNOPBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Raimondo budget proposal calls for $64M green bond

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island is poised to make the largest investment in its state parks and beaches in 35 years under Gov. Gina M....
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