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Raimondo out to save U.S. jobs, 1 computer chip at a...

WASHINGTON (AP) – Commerce Secretary Gina M. Raimondo only wears watches made by Bulova — a company that laid off her scientist father, closed its...
Diane C. Fournaris in July was named state director for the R.I. Small Business Development Center at the University of Rhode Island. She previously served as associate state director of the program. / PBN PHOTO/ELIZABETH GRAHAM

Develop a response plan

Diane C. Fournaris | R.I. Small Business Development Center state director Like the small-business owners we counsel, the R.I. Small Business Development Center prepared as...

State ethics commission fines Smiley, launches investigation of Silva

PROVIDENCE – One former state adviser will be fined for campaign finance violations while an ethics investigation of another top state aide mired in...

Loan fund needs more support

Two years after lawmakers approved a new program giving investment firms tax credits in exchange for investing in local companies, the fund has only...

R.I. falls short of minority, women contracting requirement

PROVIDENCE – The state failed to meet its own minimum requirements for contracts and purchases awarded to women- and minority-owned businesses in fiscal 2020,...

CRMC chairwoman resigns

PROVIDENCE – The chairwoman of a council of state coastal regulators has resigned amid increasing scrutiny over its decisions and makeup of the appointed body. In...
Joseph R. Paolino Jr.

Regionalizing R.I.’s pensions could save us

There is no avoiding the disastrous consequences of Providence’s $1.2 billion unfunded pension liability. In fact, the argument could be made that the city...

Biden admin stepping up community grants from COVID bill

WASHINGTON (AP) – President Joe Biden's administration is beginning to make $3 billion in economic development grants available to communities – a tenfold increase...

Needed Slater overhaul will be costly

The price of transforming Eleanor Slater Hospital into a well-run, well-appointed hospital for Rhode Islanders with significant psychiatric or medical needs is unknown, but...

Inaugural P-TECH health care cohort graduates from North Providence High School

WARWICK – In addition to their high school diplomas, 12 North Providence High School seniors graduated with associate degrees from the Community College of...

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