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Rhode Islanders gave the state’s public school system a collective C in the latest Hassenfeld Institute for Public Leadership poll. At the same time, roughly half of the poll respondents said that the state was moving in the wrong direction. more
(Updated 1:06 p.m.) Providence Strategic Growth Capital, an affiliate of Providence Equity Partners LLC, has closed its first fund with $315 million of equity commitments. more
A key Providence City Council committee approved a standardized plan for tax incentives for the former Interstate 195 lands on Thursday, amending the proposal to include property in the Capital Center development district under the same terms. more
The Rhode Island Family Shelter, a 27-year-old nonprofit that closed its shelter five days ago under financial duress, is working to re-establish emergency services, Executive Director Patti Macreading said Thursday. more
Lifespan, which is in the midst of crafting its fiscal 2017 budget, has hired FTI Consulting Health Solutions, a health care advisory firm described as having a track record of helping other organizations address fiscal challenges. more
Yankee Magazine has released its 2016 Editor’s Choice Awards singling out the best places to dine in Rhode Island, and they range from all-you-can-eat fare at Wright’s Farm to the upscale Simpatico in Jamestown. more
Launch Franchising LLC said that four new indoor trampoline parks will open this fall. more
Consumer confidence increased more than forecast in June as Americans grew more optimistic about the economy and the labor market. more
(Updated 12:20 p.m.) The New England unemployment rate was 4.9 percent in May, a 1.1 percentage point drop from May 2014, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. more
PVDFest, Rhode Island’s signature outdoor art festival, is returning for a second year June 2 through 5, bringing four days of art, food and music to Providence’s streets. more
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