Budget plan rankles tax-exempts

Nonprofit hospitals and universities have long made voluntary payments to local communities that recognize the cost of emergency services provided by the hosts.These same...

Can SAT predict top teachers?

Rhode Island is the sole New England state that requires prospective college students pursuing education degrees to provide SAT scores – let alone score...
FEDERAL FUNDING for General Dynamics Electric Boat’s U.S. Navy submarine construction program in Rhode Island and Connecticut should be secure as the company plans to hire hundreds of additional workers and expand its network of suppliers as the company ramps up the program in coming years./COURTESY/GENERAL DYNAMICS ELECTRIC BOAT

Trump, Dems agree on funding for Electric Boat sub program

Despite the federal budget standoff, Republican President Donald Trump and Rhode Island’s Democratic congressional leaders seem to agree on one important thing for the...

Is crackdown coming on strip clubs?

Are Providence authorities sending a message of a coming crackdown to so-called “adult entertainment” businesses with their recent short-lived closure of the Foxy Lady...

City tries to ‘stir up the economy’

Providence is again positioning itself to help businesses benefit from celebrations ringing in the new year, though it will be a couple of months...

It’s make or break time for retailers

Local retailers have turned to traditional in-store special touches such as gift wrapping and promises of superior customer service to attract customers to their...
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Emily Fields, a biological sciences student at the University of Rhode Island, conducts sampling of macroalgae along Narragansett Bay. Through higher sewer rates, many homes and businesses in northern Rhode Island have been paying for a nearly $1.4 billion tunnel project by the Narragansett Bay Commission to prevent dirty wastewater from overflowing into the bay./PBN FILE PHOTO

Price of cleaner bay? Rising sewer bills

If they already haven’t realized it, households and businesses in Greater Providence are paying much of the cost of keeping Narragansett Bay clean.To comply...
PROVIDENCE MAYOR Jorge O. Elorza has vetoed the rezoning that would authorize the Hope Point Tower. / COURTESY THE FANE ORGANIZATION

Will Elorza veto cost city in GA?

The dramatic city review of the Hope Point Tower development – capped Nov. 30 with a last-minute veto by Mayor Jorge O. Elorza –...
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RISD, JWU eye local food brand

A budding partnership between neighboring Providence universities may lead to a new food brand designed for purchase by large institutions with lots of mouths...

Officials left guessing on Hasbro plans

Call it The Big Mum. One of the world’s largest toymakers and among Rhode Island’s iconic companies, Hasbro Inc. is considering moving its headquarters...
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