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Incentive aims to slow solar-panel sprawl on R.I. farmlands, forests

An extra 6 cents doesn’t seem like much of a financial incentive, but state officials and environmental groups are hoping it’s enough to lure...

Rebuild RI Tax Credit program adjusts its focus

Since its creation in 2016, the Rebuild Rhode Island Tax Credit program has funneled tax incentives to 35 large-scale projects, spurring more than $2...

R.I. leaders grapple with $200M budget deficit

Rhode Island has a budget deficit, again. By definition, a structural deficit is a persistent budget situation in which revenues are growing slower than expenditures....

R.I. education strategic plan taking shape

Armed with ideas from a recent “Make It Happen RI” forum, a committee assembled by the Rhode Island Foundation will soon be putting the...

Lifespan determined to get back to black

Lifespan Corp. says it’s already working toward a goal of achieving $1 million in operating income by the end of fiscal 2020, a significant...
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...
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