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Soccer project has support PawSox lacked

Pawtucket’s future looks brighter thanks to a proposed $400 million development that includes a soccer stadium, hotel, mixed-use and commercial space, and an indoor...
COUNCIL BYPASS: A Providence City Council finance panel’s recent vote to effectively block a $39 million project from getting to the full council suggests it is time such projects be allowed to follow an administrative, rather than political, approval process.

City must stop throwing roadblocks in front of worthy developers

Despite all the talk about making Providence more hospitable for developers, some city officials continue to throw roadblocks in front of worthy projects. The latest...

The status quo on health care is a sure disaster

Cassandra, of Greek mythology, predicted disaster. As Democrats debate Medicare for All versus the public option versus expanded “Obamacare” versus a yet-unnamed option, the...

U.S. economy keeps defying the recession odds

It’s impressive how well the U.S. economy has held up during the past year. As early as 2018, leading indicators were suggesting a heightened...
FRIENDLY FACE: Tom’s Market in Tiverton saw increased sales in the months after an April strike at Stop & Shop. Cashier Elizabeth Pence, right, speaks with a customer. / PBN FILE PHOTO/
MIKE SKORSKI

Consumers win in high-stakes supermarket food fight

Labor unrest at supermarket giant Stop & Shop in April was at least a temporary boon for many of Rhode Island’s independent markets. While they...

Raimondo trip pays dividend

Gov. Gina M. Raimondo’s leadership of the Democratic Governor’s Association paid a local dividend with the recent signing of an agreement with Ben-Gurion University...

Tax the wealthy and their charities will suffer

America’s corporate economy has long been divided between a taxed, for-profit sector and a non-taxed, not-for-profit sector. This division has significant implications for tax...

Line between work, life blurs in digital age

Green. Green. Green. Red! Red! Red! If you remember the days of the Blackberry smartphone, you remember its blinking green and red light. Green meant...

Climate change Is a financial crisis, too

The people who oversee America’s financial system seem to think that climate change isn’t their problem. As one official quipped in recent congressional testimony,...

Want to save the middle class? Rework unions

If the U.S. is going to make a big dent in income inequality and raise living standards for the middle class, it’s going to...
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