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THE "SUPERMAN" BUILDING, at left, is one of two high-profile downtown Providence projects that are inking a tax stabilization agreement with city officials. / PBN FILE PHOTO/PAMELA BHATIA

2 high-profile projects sidestep new rules for tax deals in Providence

After strengthening wage protections and increasing minority-business participation requirements for developers looking to get tax deals with the city, the Providence City Council appears...

Kalus, McKee ramp up campaign spending ahead of November election

PROVIDENCE – With the primaries behind them, gubernatorial candidates Gov. Daniel J. McKee and Ashley Kalus are gearing up for the final stretch of...
SIGN OF THE TIMES: Gary Wallace is the owner of Hall of GraFX, a printing shop in Providence that has produced campaign materials for candidates, such as this banner for Gonzalo Cuervo, who finished second in the Providence mayoral primary on Sept. 13.

THE CAMPAIGN ECONOMY: Election season provides stimulus for many businesses

Forget summer vacation, Gary Wallace hasn’t even had a day off in the last six weeks. That’s what happens when you own a print shop...

Mayoral primary victor Brett Smiley now focused on transition

PROVIDENCE – Less than 24 hours out from their hard-won primary victories, state and local candidates are gearing up for general election races. However, not...

Smiley will be Providence’s next mayor after Democratic primary win

PROVIDENCE – Brett Smiley will be the city’s next mayor.  Smiley, a top aide to former Gov. Gina M. Raimondo, defeated Gonzalo Cuervo and Nirva...
MULTIPLE RHODE ISLAND Democratic candidates will be decided upon Tuesday in the state's primary election. / PBN FILE PHOTO/NICOLE DOTZENROD

Voters deciding Tuesday on R.I. gubernatorial, congressional, Providence mayoral candidates

PROVIDENCE – After several weeks of campaign messages, debates and verbal jabs, voters on Tuesday will decide on multiple Rhode Island candidates seeking high-profile...

Heavy rains cause massive flooding across R.I.

PROVIDENCE – The heavy rain that caused street flooding and forced the closure of major roads across the state on Labor Day continued on...

Providence mayoral candidates spar over education, redevelopment

PROVIDENCE – With less than two weeks until the primary election, the claws have started to come out in the three-way city mayoral race. Candidates...

Providence mayoral candidates talk housing, education in Rotary forum

PROVIDENCE – Whether it's public safety perceptions, a struggling public school system or a housing scarcity, each of the three Providence mayoral candidates each...

Foulkes outspends gubernatorial opponents in latest campaign finance filing

Democratic candidate Helena Buonanno Foulkes has raised and spent more money than any other candidate in the gubernatorial race since July, yet she still...
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