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The Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe wants to build an S-shaped casino that would rise from a forested area in Taunton, Mass., and, Indian leaders say, lift them out of poverty. more
A majority of educators were rated effective or highly effective, according to the Year One Report on public school teacher and administrator evaluations, released by the R.I. Department of Education Friday. more
(Updated, 3:30 p.m.) The Rhode Island Lottery has chosen Cranston-based Codac Behavioral Healthcare to provide treatment for people battling gambling addiction, the Associated Press reported. more
(Updated, 6:30 p.m.) One of the narrowest and most endangered buildings in downtown Providence has a new lease on life. The city announced Tuesday that it has transferred the vacant George C. Arnold Building on Washington Street to a private partnership working with the Providence Revolving Fund to rehabilitate it. more
The Rhode Island Consortium for Autism Research and Treatment, known as RI-CART, announced Monday that it had received a $1.2 million grant to create a first-of-its-kind confidential registry of every individual diagnosed with autism in Rhode Island. more
The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs has approved the design concept for the new Rhode Island Veterans Home, Gov. Lincoln D. Chafee announced Wednesday. more
There are plenty of seats available on trains heading to and from Rhode Island’s commuter-rail stations in Warwick and North Kingstown this fall. Empty parking spaces in the large, new garages next to those stations are also abundant. more
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin announced Thursday that Connecticut-based Affinion, and its subsidiaries Trilegiant and Webloyalty, will pay more than $30 million nationwide to settle allegations that they misled consumers into signing up and paying for discount clubs and memberships. more
Gov. Lincoln D. Chafee Wednesday signed legislation to create an additional enterprise zone in Pawtucket, providing tax incentives to companies in the zone for hiring local workers. more
The list of projects hatched by The Rhode Island Foundation’s Make It Happen event last September is now so long it resembles one of the illustrated brainstorming sheets the 330 attendees to the event helped fill. more
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