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OPPORTUNITY LOST? The decision by the U.S. Department of the Interior to extend an environmental review of the Vineyard Wind project puts the potential construction of the Revolution Wind wind energy farm in jeopardy. Here, the demonstration project Block Island Wind Farm. 
 / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/ERIC THAYER

Delayed review of wind energy project won’t stall rising temps

Two stories within the last two weeks have not contained good news for the Ocean State.Most recently, The Washington Post crunched the numbers and...

Health care delivery is coming closer to home

At its core, the retail success of Amazon.com Inc. has been driven by two things: giving consumers the convenience of shopping at home whenever...

For blacks, housing crisis endures

Here’s one way the 2008 financial crisis is still very much with us: For black Americans, homeownership is more out of reach than it...

Science, policy must catch up with ticks

If your last hike in the woods ended with a tick trying to make a meal of you, you’re not alone: The tiny bloodsuckers...
Bill Lynn

Workforce development programs need resources, not cutbacks

Earlier this year, Gov. Gina M. Raimondo addressed the Newport County Chamber of Commerce and provided some insight into her budget priorities for 2019...

Incremental change to health insurance has always been the way

Ask a progressive for the taboo word in health policy: incremental.The phrase-du-jour is “Medicare for All.” We need it NOW. All the Democratic candidates...

A nation faces a crossroads as capital structure influences public discourse

With New Media Investment Group Inc.’s proposed takeover of Gannett Co., it may be time to take stock at just how such news organization...
MOVING IN: Boscov’s Chairman and CEO Jim Boscov stands in what will be the new store in Providence Place mall, where it will replace the departed Nordstrom. 
 / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Boscov’s could be just what the mall doctor ordered for R.I.

With the first lengthy look at the owner of Providence Place mall in this week’s issue of PBN, the region has had the chance...

Community must drive changes in Providence schools

As Rhode Island education commissioner Angélica Infante-Green seeks approval for state intervention in Providence’s public schools, it is imperative that change in the district...

Is the smallest state in the union easily influenced by small...

One of the good things about Rhode Island’s small size is the ease of making connections. Things can get done in the blink of...
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