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LONG WAIT: State Democratic leaders plan to wait until after the election in November to approve a budget for the current fiscal year, which began July 1.  / PBN FILE PHOTO/ NICOLE DOTZENROD

Delaying tough budget decisions until November is self-serving

No elected official wants to make decisions that could cost people their jobs, or funding needed to carry out valued community services. Such responsibility...

Flood risk too costly to ignore

Rhode Island has so far escaped what has been a very active hurricane season, but the danger of flooding is a fact of life...
Joan Retsinas

We’ve nearly returned to our uninsured past

Remember the uninsured? Those 45 million among us dominated the 2008 presidential campaign, then the 2012 campaign. What could the nation do? We had...

‘Archways to Opportunity’ is changing lives

Hayleigh Correia of Pawtucket could not have imagined where her life would take her when she first walked into the McDonald’s restaurant in Providence....
NEW USES: East Providence Mayor Roberto DaSilva says waterfront redevelopment will help the city attract more residents and visitors. He’s pictured on a public pier at the Kettle Point development. / PBN FILE PHOTO/ MICHAEL SALERNO

Pandemic hasn’t stopped momentum for redevelopment in East Prov.

It’s too soon to predict the pandemic’s long-term effects on development across the state and region, but the early signs in East Providence are...

Lifespan, CNE must prove merger’s worth

If persistence were always rewarded, then Lifespan Corp. and Care New England Health System would see their planned merger win quick approval by the...

Fixes possible for U.S. manufacturing sector

The COVID-19 pandemic has revealed deficiencies in the U.S. manufacturing sector’s ability to provide necessary products. With heavy reliance on global supply chains and foreign...

Voting by mail inconsistent across nation

While much of the recent attention on mail-in voting has focused on the U.S. Postal Service or on the likelihood of voter fraud, there...
BACK IN PRINT: PBN’s print issue is back! It was last published on March 20, when the state was in the midst of a near shutdown of its economy to help stop the spread of COVID 19.

Return of PBN print edition one more sign of state’s slow...

This week’s issue marks the return of PBN’s print edition, one more sign of Rhode Island’s slow comeback from March’s near economic shutdown to...

Racism is everybody’s business

What matters to Rhode Island’s minority business community matters to the rest of the state’s businesses and its economy. It’s common sense and also...

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