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Vincent A. "Buddy" Cianci Jr., a politician renowned as both the "Prince of Providence" and a convicted felon, died last week after a battle with cancer. He was 74. As beloved as he was controversial, the charismatic elder statesman and … more
Scrawled on a piece of lined paper buried deep among thousands of court documents is a handwritten note: "OK to be bold, but this is as aggressive as we've done." The word "aggressive" is underlined and there's an arrow pointing at … more
To the Editor: There is a way to make downtown Providence more interesting to tourists. The four-mile section of the Blackstone Canal from the head of the Providence River to the Peter Pan bus terminal should be restored. It should … more
To the Editor: Are you kidding? ("Smart incentive programs start to yield economic fruit for R.I.," Jan. 9, 2016) Do you guys really believe the awarding of a $450,000 tax credit over a 10-year period was the element that precipitated the … more
Rhode Islanders are largely divided on whether the state should assess a toll on large trucks to pay to fix the state’s roads and bridges, although the opposition is more certain than those in favor. more
The I-195 Redevelopment District Commission has adopted a set of rules that will guide how it evaluates applications for up to $25 million in state funds available for development in the area. more
Two certainties, as Benjamin Franklin wrote, are death and taxes. Add a third: On taxes, U.S. presidential candidates will promise more than they can deliver. And, if elected, they pay a price. more
“The Waste-O-Meter” – a giant thermometer to track “government waste” – was unveiled Wednesday at a Statehouse press conference by The Republican Policy Group. more
(Updated 10:18 a.m. and 2:05 p.m.) A six-month research effort on Rhode Island’s economy delved into the Ocean State’s past as an industrial leader, its struggles during the Great Recession and its need to innovate to move forward again. more
After helping to include a $15 million appropriation for mental health first aid in the fiscal 2016 omnibus spending bill, Democratic U.S. Sen. Jack Reed is encouraging more Rhode Islanders to take part in this public education and awareness program. more
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