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IT’S A LOCAL STORY: Higher minimum wages do not seem to have hurt New ­England excessively – three states have among the lowest 10 jobless rates in the nation. And Massachusetts, with the third-highest minimum wage in the nation, comes in at No. 17 for lowest jobless rate in the nation. No one ever said New England followed all the national trends.

Higher minimum wage correlates slightly with higher unemployment

One of the primary arguments against raising the minimum wage is that employment will drop, especially among young, entry-level workers.A cursory look at the...

Is transparency bad for tourism?

Trudy Coxe, CEO AND EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR of the Preservation ­Society of Newport County, sees a problem with a lack of transparency in the state’s...
THE PRESERVATION SOCIETY of Newport County received a $150,000 grant from the R.I. Historical Preservation & Heritage Commission to help repair the roof balustrade at Rosecliff, pictured above. / PBN FILE PHOTO/MIKE SKORSKI

PSNC receives $150K state grant to help repair Rosecliff roof balustrade

NEWPORT – The Preservation Society of Newport County has received a $150,000 state grant to help repair the roof balustrade at Rosecliff. The funds will help to...

Breakers receives $1M-plus boost to landscape project

NEWPORT - The Preservation Society of Newport County's planned renovation of The Breakers' landscape received a $1,045,000 boost in the form of a grant...
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Historic Pioneer road coach on display at The Breakers

NEWPORT – The Preservation Society of Newport County has acquired a road coach, called Pioneer, which will be on display at The Breakers Stable...
NEWPORT'S BEHAN Bros. has been selected as the prime contractor to construct the $5.4 million Breakers Welcome Center expected to open next year./ COURTESY PRESERVATION SOCIETY OF NEWPORT COUNTY AND EPSTEIN JOSLIN ARCHITECTS

Behan Bros. chosen to construct Breakers Welcome Center

NEWPORT – Behan Bros. has been selected as the prime contractor to construct the $5.4 million Breakers Welcome Center expected to open next year.According...
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