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It was the best single run of longfin squid anyone on the East Coast had ever seen – and it happened fast and was over fast. In two months last summer, June and July, the East Coast-based squid fleet landed approximately 14 million pounds, with Rhode Island landing more than 50 percent of that quota, according to National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration landing reports. more
BARRINGTON – After a four-hour special finance town meeting, residents voted 590-349 to allow the town to increase taxes by more than 4 percent to fund a new middle school, WLNE-TV ABC 6 reported March 16. More than 900 residents showed … more
PAWTUCKET – Mayor Donald R. Grebien said the old Apex site in his city is being considered among potential locations for a new ballpark to replace McCoy Stadium, WPRI-TV CBS 12 reported March 17. According to a study released in January, … more
PROVIDENCE – Providence County has the lowest tax burden among Rhode Island's five counties, according to SmartAsset's third-annual study. The financial-services company said the overall tax burden is lowest in Providence County, thanks … more
HOPKINTON – The R.I. Department of Transportation has abandoned pursuit of a $12 million project to create a new travel plaza and welcome center at Exit 1 on Interstate 95. Site problems, including the presence of wetlands and three … more
Restoration of American manufacturing has occupied a prominent space in President Donald Trump's speeches, commentary and tweets. But a mixed message was conveyed by the new president when he released a broad overview of his 2018 budget … more
1 What is the mission of the institute and how has that changed since its founding? Seamen's 1920 mission was to provide "recreation, comfort and instruction" to those connected to the sea. Our constituency has changed over time with the … more
Coalitions are the bread and butter of the type of public-interest advocacy we engage in at Common Cause Rhode Island. On voting rights, for example, we collaborate with many groups, including the League of Women Voters and the NAACP. more
To the Editor: As a business owner, I welcome an earned sick-day policy. In Rhode Island, more than 40 percent of private-sector workers are not able to accrue paid sick days. When workers or their family members get sick, … more
To the Editor: An open letter to the community from The Providence Plan: For more than 25 years, ProvPlan has worked with state and city leadership to develop evidence and provide advice on a wide range of public-policy issues of … more
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