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Did election board let Mattiello off easy?

Almost two years after he narrowly won re-election to his district seat, House Speaker Nicholas A. Mattiello has been facing criticism for violations of...

Promise kept at CCRI

The number of full-time students who arrived at the Community College of Rhode Island straight from high school who are on track to graduate...

Can too much transparency hinder economic development?

There’s a running debate between the state and some outside parties about how much information related to luring business here should be shared with...
AN INCREASE in unregistered, short-term rental properties cropping up on third-party hosting platforms is causing some headaches in Newport. / COURTESY VOLVO OCEAN RACE/AINHOA SANCHEZ

Keeping the peace in Newport

Most Newport residents understand the city benefits from its international reputation as a tourist attraction.But an increase in unregistered, short-term rental properties cropping up...

Historic preservation about jobs too

Historic-preservation advocates are trying to ­reframe the conversation around the largely inactivated state Historic Preservation Tax Credit program.Yes, historically significant buildings have been beautifully...

New tools for predicting R.I. storm damage

The R.I. Coastal Resources Management Council is trying to take away some of the guesswork on how major storms, such as the four nor’easters...

URI profiting from geographic diversity

Stepped-up marketing to international and out-of-state students in recent years is paying off for the University Rhode Island.A 2017 survey of 500 U.S. colleges...

Gun shop owners wary of new restrictions

Walmart, the nation’s largest retailer of guns, as well as Dick’s Sporting Goods, recently decided to raise the minimum-age requirement for purchases of guns...

Hope for St. Joseph pensioners?

In what would be an unprecedented move, attorneys trying to save the St. Joseph pension plan from insolvency are looking to federal insurers for...

Is transparency bad for tourism?

Trudy Coxe, CEO AND EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR of the Preservation ­Society of Newport County, sees a problem with a lack of transparency in the state’s...
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