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NAME CHANGE? T.F. Green Airport operators say declining passenger traffic is partially due to lack of familiarity with the airport outside the local area. They’d like to see a name change but state lawmakers have been unable to agree on what that should be. / PBN PHOTO/MIKE SKORSKI

Lawmakers must help T.F. Green operators by renaming airport

The promise of an extended runway at Warwick’s T.F. Green Airport and a 2018 boost in international flights have given way to declining passenger...

Vision for a healthier state

The Rhode Island Foundation has once again stepped forward to help identify ways the state can make itself a better place to live for...

How to nudge workers to save more for retirement

For U.S. workers covered by 401(k) plans, every January offers a new opportunity to change how much they save for retirement. So this is...
Margaret Hartigan

Emerging innovation hub drew us to R.I.

When you think of innovation hubs, perhaps the San Francisco Bay Area and New York spring to mind, or maybe a global city such...

Use simple economics to contain health costs

Spending on U.S. health care is out of control, expanding steadily from 5% of gross domestic product in 1960 to 18% in 2018. There...

Be realistic on renewable energy

Gov. Gina M. Raimondo in her State of the State speech said she wants to make Rhode Island the first state in the country...
BIG VISION: Developer Brett Johnson has proposed a $400 million development in Pawtucket that includes a 7,500-seat soccer stadium, 200-room hotel and a mixed-use development with housing units, retail and commercial space. / COURTESY NEW HARBOR GROUP

Hard work of wooing investors is just beginning for Tidewater Landing

It takes vision and a whole lot of money to bring a development project as grand and promising as Pawtucket’s Tidewater Landing to fruition....
Brian Blase

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...

There are plenty of jobs, but where are the wages?

The most disappointing feature of the most recent jobs report is that wages did not grow very much, even though the U.S. economy is...

Housing crisis needs champions

Buyers with incomes under $50,000 can no longer afford a home anywhere in the state, according to the 2019 Housing Fact Book issued by...
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