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It is not often Rhode Island finds itself on the front lines of a First Amendment issue. But this is one of those times. The story begins with accusations of sexual misconduct by a teacher in Warwick. The school committee commissioned a … more
Rhode Islanders will be debating the quality and effectiveness of the state's new tourism and economic-development initiative, "Rhode Island: Cooler and Warmer," for quite a while. What should not take long to evaluate, however, is the … more
Define competitive advantage for a business and if innovation is not the first word, it should be. In a similar way, cities, regions and states enjoy advantages in today's hyper-competitive world if innovation is the hallmark of their … more
The recent announcement that Providence and the R.I. Public Transit Authority have backed away from plans to build a streetcar and instead create an "enhanced transit corridor" is indeed good news. While the appeal of the streetcar project … more
One year ago this month former House Speaker Gordon D. Fox pleaded guilty to bribery for accepting money to ensure a liquor-license application was approved by the city's Board of Licenses. At the time he accepted the bribe, in 2008, Fox was a state … more
Exhibit Most Recent of why the General Assembly is as likely to do more harm than good is proposed legislation relating to worker scheduling by employers. The heart of the issue is the increasing variability and short notice of changes of … more
Job-specific skills are the watchword for human resource departments today. Most often we have seen it with calls for more fully prepared candidates in the building trades or in technology-related health care positions. But recently, the … more
It has been well more than a decade since Providence learned it was going to be repatriating roughly 40 acres of its downtown core thanks to the relocation of Interstate 195. And finally, there is activity on the land. While no … more
Providence Mayor Jorge O. Elorza last month said residents and business leaders will finally see "cranes in the sky" this year. He sees a city about to turn a fiscal corner after years of stagnation. But if the city really is set for a … more
As public transportation importance grows, incidents involving R.I. Public Transit Authority buses are worrying. A crash last week across from Providence Place, which comes on the heels of a crash in January in Warwick, are only the most prominent … more
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