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ADVOCATES for bus riders will be keeping close tabs on the person the R.I. Public Transit Authority hires to lead the agency now that Scott Avedisian has resigned. / PBN FILE PHOTO/ MICHAEL SALERNO

Next RIPTA chief will have many challenges to navigate through

Public transit advocates have been adamant that the next CEO of the R.I. Public Transit Authority be someone outside the state’s political sphere who...

Just how busy will Quonset port get in wake of Baltimore...

Officials at Quonset Development Corp. were ready to step up for the long term when the Port of Baltimore closed because of a bridge...
THE 57-BED Elderwood at Riverside nursing home in East Providence closed in 2022, one of several homes that have shuttered since the COVID-19 pandemic began. / PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Nursing home law remains in limbo amid uncertainty about fixes

A law enacted three years ago intended to ensure quality care at Rhode Island nursing homes has yet to be enforced, and no one...

Is transparency of open records legislation too taxing for R.I. officials?

An effort afoot to strengthen the state’s 45-year-old Access to Public Records Act has rekindled public debate over what the citizenry has a “right...
PROVIDENCE MAYOR Brett P. Smiley has floated the possibility of removing the bike lanes on South Water Street to make more room for motor vehicles while part of the Washington Bridge is rebuilt over two years. / PBN PHOTO

Possibility of removing South Water St. bike lanes creates a divide

As state and Providence city officials look to address the continuing impacts of the Washington Bridge closure, a different type of transit infrastructure could...
ONE OF THE PLANS for the Winnapaug Country Club is to build 2,300 residential unit in 90 buildings on the Westerly golf course. / SCREENSHOT OF WINN PROPERTIES LLC FILING

In Westerly, a choice: golf resort or housing development

Two vastly different redevelopment proposals for the Winnapaug Country Club in Westerly – one creating a golf resort, the other a 2,300-unit housing development...
BALLY'S CORP. built a 4,000-square-foot studio for the iGaming program that uses live dealers for the table games. / COURTESY BALLY'S CORP.

iGaming is here, but it won’t be a revenue jackpot. At...

Online casino gambling launched on March 5, but it'll be a few months before state officials will be able to assess if allowing gamblers...

Bankruptcy doesn’t ground Bird, Spin in Providence

Despite a financially turbulent 2023 for Bird Rides Inc., the electric bike and scooter vendor that has filed for bankruptcy protection is expected to...
LEGISLATION has been filed in both chambers of the General Assembly that would extend paid family leave from six to 12 weeks, but some business groups have raised concerns. PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

R.I. business groups worry about effects of extending paid family...

While there is widespread support for bills in the General Assembly that would double the amount of paid family leave offered in Rhode Island...

What should government do about soaring rent?

As Rhode Island rents continue to surge, affordable housing advocates are calling for investments that go beyond measures proposed in Gov. Daniel J. McKee’s...
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