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R.I. restaurants cooking up some good deeds

This time of the year, there is a kindness movement that almost everyone joins. It may be the magic of the season. At the...
COUNCIL BYPASS: A Providence City Council finance panel’s recent vote to effectively block a $39 million project from getting to the full council suggests it is time such projects be allowed to follow an administrative, rather than political, approval process.

City must stop throwing roadblocks in front of worthy developers

Despite all the talk about making Providence more hospitable for developers, some city officials continue to throw roadblocks in front of worthy projects. The latest...
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Most-read stories on PBN.com, November 2019

1. For many R.I. golf clubs, fairways and greens aren’t enough to survive PUBLISHED IN PRINT: NOV. 1. Local golf and country clubs have...

Utman Randall named executive director of United Theatre

LISA UTMAN RANDALL was recently named the executive director of the United Theatre, based in Westerly. Utman Randall, who has served as the Jamestown...

The status quo on health care is a sure disaster

Cassandra, of Greek mythology, predicted disaster. As Democrats debate Medicare for All versus the public option versus expanded “Obamacare” versus a yet-unnamed option, the...

U.S. economy keeps defying the recession odds

It’s impressive how well the U.S. economy has held up during the past year. As early as 2018, leading indicators were suggesting a heightened...

Hexagon pledges $4M gift to URI

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – The University of Rhode Island will receive a technology gift valued at $4 million for the URI College of Engineering from...

Brown committee votes to divest from companies engaged in human rights...

PROVIDENCE – The Advisory Committee on Corporate Responsibility in Investment Policies at Brown University voted Dec. 2 in favor of divestment from companies “facilitating...

Groundwork RI to remediate Providence brownfield site for new compost facility

PROVIDENCE – Groundwork Rhode Island has partnered with the West Elmwood Housing Development Corp. to remediate a brownfield site on Fuller Street to become...

Cordeiro gets $1.3M grant for residential housing redevelopment project in Fall...

FALL RIVER – Developer Anthony Cordeiro has received a $1.3 million grant to help fund the redevelopment of two historic buildings in the city,...
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