Saturday, November 27, 2021

TOPICS

Editorial and Op-Ed

Don’t crowd out pedestrians on sidewalks

Outdoor seating helped save countless restaurants across the state over the past year, including many that didn’t have the space on their properties to...
Bryan Lavin
guest column

R.I.’s business-event tourism needs big boost

While leisure travel has rebounded in 2021, Rhode Island’s business and event tourism continues to struggle. This is troubling since municipalities and the hospitality...

Call to ‘tax the rich’ is a return to U.S. tradition

Demanding tax increases on the rich is back in fashion – both in the corridors of the U.S. House of Representatives and on the...
ODD DECISION: Director Kyra Sedgwick’s film “Space Oddity,” which has been shooting in North Kingstown, has applied for $1.5 million in state tax credits. The state film office recently began asking companies seeking such tax credits not to identify themselves on applications, which are public documents. / COURTESY RHODE ISLAND FILM & TELEVISION OFFICE

More transparency, accountability needed in state film program

Producers of a feature film being shot in Rhode Island are seeking just over $22 million in state tax credits. But everyone outside of a...

Unlimited PTO good for some, not all

Who wouldn’t love unlimited, paid vacation? Well, certainly some employers would balk at the potential cost or lost production. But as this week’s cover story reports,...

A crucial, final step for infrastructure bill

With billions of dollars of federal relief authorized over the past 18 months, and more and more Americans receiving vaccinations each day, our economy...

Climate change is an infrastructure problem

Most of America’s 107,000 gas stations can fill several cars every five or 10 minutes at multiple pumps. Not so for electric-vehicle chargers –...
LOSING BENEFITS:
An estimated 45,000 Rhode Islanders are losing federal unemployment benefits ending this month.  / AP FILE PHOTO/PAUL SAKUMA

End of federal payments leaves thousands in need of jobs

The state in May resisted calls from some business groups to end supplemental federal unemployment benefits months early to help fill thousands of job...

Keep up crackdown on ATVs

Stepped-up efforts by Providence police to curtail the presence of illegal all-terrain vehicles have paid off with the seizure of about 30 over a...
Gislaine N. Ngounou

We must confront the past to move forward

Here in school districts across Rhode Island, like many across the nation, our schools, our educators and the teaching of truth have been under...

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