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Saturday, November 17, 2018

Editorial and Op-Ed

R.I. loses as Norwegian pares back

Edinburgh, Belfast, we hardly knew ye.Not even a year-and-a-half since inaugurating service between T.F. Green Airport and Edinburgh, Scotland, and Belfast, Northern Ireland, Norwegian...

When pot smoke clears, who profits?

Investors may be betting on marijuana in all the wrong places.Enthusiasm for pot stocks reached a fever pitch recently when investors piled into British...
A FRESH BREEZE SHOULD BLOW: Meetings of the New England Power Pool, a regional energy trade association, should be open to the public, since energy policy is being developed there at the request of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. Pictured is the Block Island Wind Farm. 
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Regional power group should open its meetings to the public

Under normal circumstances, industry associations are private organizations, and as such, their gatherings do not fall under standard public-meeting access rules. But not all...

Are your health care dollars wasted?

The 2019 health plan open-enrollment season is kicking off for many Rhode Island employers. Each year the rising cost of health care takes its...

Does FEC care about campaign violations?

The Federal Election Commission would prefer not to know. On a party-line vote, the FEC has voted not to pursue enforcement action against the...

Marine trades pull weight and more

A new report estimates that the total impact of the marine trades in Rhode Island was about $4.6 billion in 2016, or roughly 8...
WHAT TO DO? Oliver Hazard Perry Rhode Island, the nonprofit organization supporting the state’s official school vessel and tall ship ambassador, SSV Oliver Hazard Perry, announced the ship would be docked for an indefinite amount of time as the group weighs its financial future. 
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HAZARD PERRY RHODE ISLAND/TED NEIGHBORS

Building a tall ship is much easier than keeping it afloat

Providence Business News first wrote about the Oliver Hazard Perry in January 2009 when BankNewport gave a $25,000 grant to help cover development costs...

Obamacare poised for booster shot

Health spending accounts for 18 percent of U.S. gross domestic product, and disagreements about government’s role in paying for these costs and ensuring coverage...

Health scares sow confusion

I’ll refrain from saying there’s an epidemic of health scares, because overuse of the word “epidemic” is a common scare tactic. But let’s just...

Liberal arts college takes on job skills

With all the attention being given to improving the job skills of Rhode Island’s workforce, and rightfully so, it seems that many want to...
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