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A SCREEN SHOT of some of the Airbnb rentals available in Newport, along with nightly charges. / COURTESY AIRBNB INC.

Will R.I.’s new registry discourage short-term vacation property rentals?

State business regulators are going to start taking names – and charging fees – of Rhode Island property owners who rent out their homes...

Concerns raised over expanded e-bike, scooter program

Some neighborhood and business leaders in Providence are worried that the city’s plan to allow more rental electric bikes and scooters on the streets...
TOMÁS ÁVILA TOOK OVER as associate director for the R.I. Office of Diversity, Equity and Opportunity last August. / PBN FILE PHOTO/MIKE SKORSKI

Is help on the way for R.I.’s Minority Business Enterprise program?

THE STATE IS STILL STRUGGLING to overcome decades of dysfunction around tracking and enforcing its laws for contracting with minority-owned businesses, even after a...
THE CONVERSION of the historic Pontiac Mills in Warwick into residential and commercial space is one of the projects that received state historic tax credits over the years. / PBN FILE PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Advocates of R.I. Historic Tax Credit pleased with $28M allocation, worried...

Advocates for the Rhode Island Historic Tax Credit program are applauding lawmakers for allocating $28 million for the program in the fiscal 2023 state...

Could Roe decision prompt workforce shift to R.I.?

With the U.S. Supreme Court overturning Roe v. Wade, some observers say the contentious decision could make Rhode Island and other states in the...
WITH CARE NEW ENGLAND HEALTH SYSTEM looking to make a merger or acquisition deal, new legislation approved by the General Assembly adds new rules in order for such a transaction to be approved. Pictured is Care New England's Women & Infants Hospital in Providence. / COURTESY WOMEN & INFANTS HOSPITAL

Will R.I. legislation on hospital mergers, acquisitions scare off suitors?

The state review process for buying or selling hospitals in Rhode Island is going to get tougher under newly approved legislation. Meanwhile, one of the...

Nursing homes to get $30M boost

Rhode Island’s nursing home industry has been ravaged during the COVID-19 pandemic, but some financial help appears to be on the way. The state budget...
A WORKER AT Mammoth Inc., one of the state’s licensed cannabis cultivators, tends to the marijuana plants at its Warwick location. / PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Discussions about marijuana sales now move to local level

Rhode Island may have legalized recreational marijuana, but now the debate will begin among local municipal officials about where that marijuana will be sold. While...
THE ESTIMATED COST of the Tidewater Landing project has increased from $284 million to $344 million, and Pawtucket Mayor Donald R. Grebien and the developer are looking for the state to rework a tax increment financing deal to help make up the gap. / COURTESY FORTUITOUS PARTNERS

In Pawtucket, a feeling of déjà vu with Tidewater Landing?

Pawtucket Mayor Donald R. Grebien says the merits of the financially troubled Tidewater Landing project should be enough to persuade the R.I. Commerce Corp....
DR. TIMOTHY J. BABINEAU, former CEO and president of Lifespan Corp., officially resigned on May 31 but will stay on as a consultant until September. Babineau is one of numerous people who have said they'll be leaving high-profile positions in Rhode Island over the next year. / PBN FILE PHOTO/MIKE SKORSKI

Can R.I. weather the exit of so many leaders?

A wave of recent retirement and resignation announcements from top executives leaves the state facing a potential leadership gap in some of its most...

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