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Gov. Gina M. Raimondo's choices for key positions in her administration have demonstrated she wants to change the way things are done in the Ocean State. But at the same time she has … more
Arts groups are scrambling to line up matching funds to take advantage of $30 million in grants to support local performing-arts facilities. Still to be determined, though, are rules governing what money they may use to qualify for a piece of those funds approved by voters. Much of the available funding is already spoken for by nine arts organizations. They have identified much-needed projects to renovate theaters, replace roofs and boilers, improve parking and build new facilities. The projects already identified are expected to create 568 permanent jobs in the state. more
By breaking off talks with a group looking to redevelop the former Shooters nightclub property on the Providence waterfront, the R.I. Department of Environmental Management has given the public a chance to rethink just what belongs on this waterfront property next to India Point Park at the head of Narragansett Bay. more
Late last week, ProvPort, the nonprofit, public-private partnership that owns and operates the Port of Providence, released an economic impact report on its 20th anniversary. The topline of the … more
The University of Rhode Island’s College of Business Administration has been educating business students for nine decades, and is in the midst of celebrating that milestone. Thanks to a commitment to continuing evolution, it seems likely the school will be celebrating again in another 90 years. more
Nearly three decades after Rhode Island law mandated that at least 10 percent of state contracts and purchase awards go to minority- or women-owned businesses, the Ocean State has not met its commitment. more
The brouhaha over National Grid’s rate increases for electricity is understandable. more
Despite the growth of relatively inexpensive domestic supply, the price of natural gas for the generation of electricity has been spiking in New England, thanks to a supply bottleneck leading into … more
A R.I. Department of Education report released this month found nearly all of the state’s teachers and educational administrators rated as “effective” or better in evaluations for the 2013-2014 school year. more
The State Planning Council last week delayed a vote on a new economic-development plan for the state, to give House Speaker Nicholas A. Mattiello and his staff more time to review it. The decision came after a handful of state lawmakers voiced opposition to the 181-page document, which was two years in the making. more
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