Ramp up R.I. pandemic aid spending where it’s needed most

It’s usually wise not to quickly spend a windfall, unless there’s a use-it-or-lose-it deadline attached to it. That’s the situation the state finds itself in with approximately $900 million in pandemic-related federal aid that must be spent by Dec. 30. Gov. Gina M. Raimondo’s administration had good intentions in not rushing to dole out $1.25…

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