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Risk or rewards in PawSox deal?

As legislative hearings explore whether Rhode ­Islanders should help fund a new $83 million stadium for the Pawtucket Red Sox, questions about the risk...

Raimondo moves to aid ‘Dreamers’

Rhode Island organizations and Gov. Gina M. Raimondo have made a concerted effort to retain the state’s so-called “Dreamers,” including covering their application fees...

Business forum to focus on adding value to business now, not...

Six months in the making, the Business Value Forum has launched with the aim of helping Rhode Island business owners inject value into their...
CLOSING OUT: ­Arnold Bromberg, right, co-owner of Benny’s, helps Karen Weihs of Tucson, Ariz., find an LED USB desk lamp. Benny’s recently announced it is closing all 31 stores in southern New England. / PBN FILE PHOTO/ ­MICHAEL SALERNO

Benny’s closings blow to workers, economy

The Bromberg family decision to close all 31 of its iconic Benny’s stores has tugged at the heartstrings of many nostalgic Rhode Islanders who...
DESPITE CUTBACKS announced by the new General Electric Co. CEO, John Flannery, GE Digital hiring is on track in Rhode Island. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/DANIEL ACKER

GE Digital hiring on track in Providence

General Electric Co. has a new CEO focused on cost cutting. This includes a re-examination of the size of its corporate headquarters in Boston,...

Tribe, Ivy League Brown debate law, morality

On Aug. 20 approximately 50 members of the Pokanoket nation, an indigenous group that claims ties to Colonial-era Wampanoag leader King Philip, or Metacom,...

Fluke shutdown hurts R.I. fishermen

The R.I. Division of Marine Fisheries on Aug. 17 shut down all commercial fishing of summer flounder, known also as “fluke,” and local fishermen...
COMMUNITY COLLEGE OF RHODE ISLAND'S Knight campus in Warwick. /COURTESY COMMUNITY COLLEGE OF RHODE ISLAND

‘Promise’ residency rule made to be broken?

In the waning days of the General Assembly session, legislators wanted changes made to the Rhode Island Promise Scholarship program, the promise of two...

Tourism funding frustration grows

The fiscal 2018 budget finally signed into law by Gov. Gina M. Raimondo Aug. 3 again shifts tourism funding, and some regional council directors...

New campaign-finance law benefits incumbents

Gov. Gina M. Raimondo last month signed into law new campaign-finance rules that eliminate how much an individual can give to political candidates in...

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