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A PROPOSED mixed-use building on Parcel 6 in the I-195 Redevelopment District in Providence will include space for apartments over a grocery store. / COURTESY I-195 REDEVELOPMENT DISTRICT COMMISSION

I-195 panel moves to tackle housing dilemma

How much housing in the I-195 Redevelopment District is too much? Three of the four district parcels that have received approval for new development,...

R.I. Foundation forum a chance to take action on education

When the Rhode Island Foundation convenes its second “Make It Happen RI” forum on Dec. 7, the format won’t be the same as the...

Just in time for the holidays: Local retailers taking on e-tailers

Experts say more people than ever will be shopping for holiday gifts online this year, but many brick-and-mortar store owners are no longer fretting...

Transit advocates say pump breaks on downtown busing proposal

The idea of moving buses out of Kennedy Plaza has long been a key component of a centralized transportation hub for Providence. But the...

Loan repayment program a recruiting tool in opioid battle

A federal loan repayment program aimed at getting more health care providers to help people suffering from opioid dependency is crucial to fighting what...

Charity blames for-profits for drop in clothing donations

The Cranston-based nonprofit Big Brothers Big Sisters of Rhode Island is upset that for-profit collectors of hand-me-downs, particularly an Ohio company named Simple Recycling,...

Union gets toehold in R.I.’s marijuana industry

THE NASCENT CANNABIS INDUSTRY in Rhode Island is expanding quickly and attracting the attention of a national union best known for organizing supermarket workers. The...

Raise helps some health workers

A 91-cent-an-hour pay increase for approximately 3,000 people who work directly with those with developmental disabilities in the state is welcomed, though more is...
BAYCOAST BANK, one of its Rhode Island branches shown here, is one of the few banks in the area that openly court deposits from marijuana-related businesses. The Swansea, Mass.-based community bank decided to take the step nearly a year ago as more marijuana-related businesses were opening after Massachusetts began licensing recreational marijuana dispensaries, in addition to medical marijuana dispensaries previously legalized in Massachusetts and Rhode Island./COURTESY/BAYCOAST BANK

BayCoast accepts marijuana-industry deposits

Legalizing marijuana is one thing, banking on it is another. At least one bank in the area, however, is venturing into those waters –...

To waitlist or not: It’s up to pharmacies

The independent Matt’s Local Pharmacy on East Main Road in Middletown recently had 40 doses of Shingrix, the federal government’s recommended vaccine for the...
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