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Five Questions With: Heather Singleton

Heather Singleton | Interim CEO and president, Rhode Island Hospitality Association 1. What issues does RIHA hope the General Assembly addresses in 2024? We...

McKee vows to raise incomes, shore up health care system, cut...

PROVIDENCE – Striking a note of optimism in the face of future deficits and the absence of unprecedented federal dollars in recent years, Gov....
NEIL D. STEINBERG was officially confirmed Thursday by the R.I. Senate to become the Rhode Island Life Sciences Hub's board chairperson. / PBN FILE PHOTO/DAVID HANSEN

R.I. Senate confirms Steinberg as life sciences hub’s board chair

PROVIDENCE – The Rhode Island Life Sciences Hub board officially has its leader in place. The R.I. Senate on Thursday unanimously approved former Rhode Island...

Legislative panel wades into ‘emotional issue’ of short-term rentals

State and local officials agree the growth of short-term rentals such as those on Airbnb and VRBO has disrupted Rhode Island’s housing market, but...
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Five Questions With: Ernie Almonte

1. How would you grade the Gov. Daniel J. McKee administration and the General Assembly’s performance in addressing the league’s concerns? To support municipalities and...
THIRTY-ONE cities and towns in Rhode Island will be voting to decide whether to allow cannabis retail sales in their communities at licensed locations. Because of a limited number of available licenses, not every community that OKs sales will have a cannabis shop within their borders. / PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

31 communities facing the cannabis question: Allow sales or not?

The way the state law legalizing recreational cannabis is written, it’s easier for cities and towns to allow the sale of marijuana in their...

RIPTA’s not the only public agency feeling effects of labor shortage

Like many companies in the private sector, some state agencies and municipalities are struggling to fill positions amid a severe labor shortage. The R.I. Public...

Early opt-in on cannabis for some R.I. communities

Although Rhode Island became the 19th state to legalize recreational cannabis as of May, local voters in most municipalities will have the final say...

Five Questions With: Ernest Almonte

How does your financial background, including as the state’s auditor general, apply to your new role? As the auditor general, I oversaw audits and...

R.I. poised to ban single-use plastic bags at retail checkout

PROVIDENCE - Kate Weymouth, a former Barrington Town Council member, has been waiting for years to see Rhode Island follow her community and finally...
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