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OLEG NIKOLYSZYN, a former Providence attorney, pleaded guilty to two counts of mail fraud and one count of theft from an employee benefit pension fund in U.S. District Court Monday. / COURTESY CAROL M. HIGHSMITH

Former Providence attorney pleads guilty to fraud, pension theft charges

PROVIDENCE – A former Providence attorney pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court Monday for fraudulently collecting $234,586 in pension funds in the name of...
MULTIPLE NEW LAWS and requirements will take affect in Rhode Island starting Jan. 1. / PBN FILE PHOTO/PAM BHATIA


Education accountability, electronic opioid prescriptions, mandatory health insurance among new R.I....

PROVIDENCE – As 2020 draws near, residents and businesses within Rhode Island will need to adhere to new requirements set to go into effect...
MASSACHUSETTS recreational marijuana shops posted more than $20 million in sales in 2019, according to the state. / AP FILE PHOTO/JULIO CORTEZ

Mass. marijuana shops report $420M in sales in 2019

BOSTON (AP) – Recreational marijuana shops in Massachusetts raked in more than $420 million in sales in the first full calendar year of legalization,...

Uncle Sam can’t whip us into shape

I trust government to soften the harshness of capitalism via subsidies , to provide health insurance , to build roads and bridges, to maintain...

Don’t declare war on big tech companies

Across the federal government, the knives are officially out for big technology companies. Avoiding a bloodbath should be a priority. The House Judiciary Committee is...
WHAT WILL THE FUTURE BRING? Did Gov. Gina M. Raimondo's economic policies help grow Rhode Island's economy or was the state's improving economic condition just the result of the region and nation recovering from the Great Recession? To a certain degree, the just-concluded election may offer one answer to that question. / PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

With the election now settled, do you think that Rhode Island...

A major issue in any election is the economic health of the city/state/country that is holding the vote, and nowhere was the issue debated...

Government work out of fashion

While overall U.S. nonfarm ­payroll employment went up by 201,000 in August, according to the Sept. 7 jobs report from the Bureau of Labor...

Seeking proper skill sets

Do you feel there is a major problem in finding skilled employees? Yes: 50% No: 50% What industry do you feel is most in need for skilled...

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