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New strategy to ease bike backlash is limited

Hoping to curb some of the resistance to bike lanes, street safety and cycling advocates are trying a different approach by offering a preview...
SNAPPED UP: Warehouse space is hard to come by lately, and that was illustrated by this recently completed flex building at the Quonset Business Park in North Kingstown. The space has already been leased by two businesses that will use the building for warehousing and other purposes. / PBN PHOTO/ELIZABETH GRAHAM

Companies on desperate search for warehouses

Businesses looking for a warehouse in Rhode Island might be searching for a long time because the exploding growth of online retail has spurred...
RAISE THE BAR ON RESIDENT CARE members call for wage increases and staffing improvements outside the Bannister Center for Rehabilitation and Health Care in Providence in 2019. / COURTESY RAISE 

Advocates for seniors: Wage boost needed for care workers as ‘age...

Rhode Island is facing an “age wave” that could overwhelm its long-term elder care system if wages are not increased to entice more workers...

Bally’s: Bond to R.I. remains strong

Rhode Island leaders say they’re confident that a recent bid by Providence-based Bally’s Corp. to build a $1.6 billion “flagship” casino in Chicago won’t...
MOTOR VEHICLES ARE unloaded on Pier 1 at the Port of Davisville in North Kingstown in early 2019. Port officials say the number of imports has declined during the COVID-19 pandemic. / PBN FILE PHOTO/DAVE HANSEN

At Quonset port, supply chain problems of a different kind

Major ports around the country are jammed with ships carrying products and materials waiting to be delivered to their final destinations, but Rhode Island’s...
ENHANCED ­­ABILITIES: R.I. Attorney General Peter F. Neronha says a new state law gives his office more power to pursue businesses accused of deceptive or unfair business practices. / PBN FILE PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

New R.I. law strengthens protection for consumers

Bad drivers and a weak business climate aren’t the only measurements by which Rhode Island ranks poorly compared with other states. For nearly two decades,...
NEARLY 23% OF THE $103.8 million in contracts and purchase orders the city of Providence awarded in fiscal year 2020 went to certified women and minority businesses. / PBN FILE PHOTO/CHRIS BERGENHEIM

City, state have differing outcomes on minority contracting goal

While the state continues to fall short of its requirements for contracting with minority and women-owned businesses, the city of Providence has, for the...
R.I. STATE REP. Carlos E. Tobon, D-Pawtucket, is co-chair of the House ARPA Task Force, which will have a say in how the state spends its $1.1 billion slice of the American Rescue Plan Act funding. PBN PHOTO/ELIZABETH GRAHAM

House ARPA chairman: ‘Surgical’ approach needed in spending $1.1B

Billions of federal dollars have been bestowed upon Rhode Island through COVID-19 relief funding, but a large portion of the money sits unused as...

Tourism desperate to get ARPA aid

A proposed $13 million investment in Rhode Island’s travel, tourism and events sectors would come as a well-timed boost, according to tourism leaders, but...
A PROPOSED WAYLAND SQUARE mixed-use residential project is favoring bicycles instead of parking spaces, but the Providence City Plan Commission still has questions about the plans. / COURTESY PROVIDENCE CITY PLAN COMMISSION

Lack of parking at proposed projects stirring debate

More and more frequently, proposals for new apartment buildings in Providence are including less and less on-site parking, and that’s perfectly fine with some...

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