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Public Policy
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Before news broke that the new owners of the Pawtucket Red Sox wanted to move the team from its longtime home at McCoy Stadium to the Providence riverfront, Pawtucket officials had been thinking big. Could the area around the stadium be the … more
Think of Rhode Island, and for many the beaches, quahogs, Del's Lemonade and the PawSox immediately come to mind. How much longer the family-friendly minor league baseball team, known officially as the Pawtucket Red Sox, remains identified with … more
Pawtucket Red Sox president James J. Skeffington spent the last few days making the political rounds, visiting city and state leadership to lay out the details of his plan to build a … more
The small brick building on Richmond Street in Providence doesn't look like it has the power to delay a $50 million development. But it already has. The building once stood alongside Interstate 195. With the highway removed, it now stands … more
The R.I. Department of Transportation assumed the operation and maintenance of the Wickford Junction commuter rail station Monday, opting to save money by not renewing a private contract for the services. 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
David Ray uses public transportation every day to get to work, which makes him an anomoly in Rhode Island. On a recent afternoon, the Brown University employee sat on a bench in Providence's Kennedy Plaza, waiting for his bus home to … more
The Pawtucket Red Sox have sent a letter to Gov. Gina M. Raimondo, House Speaker Nicholas A. Mattiello and Senate President M. Teresa Paiva Weed in which they have backed off continuing a push to get done a deal for a new, waterfront Providence stadium by the end of the current General Assembly session. more
The façade of the former Providence National Bank building was supposed to have been incorporated into a new high rise, a luxury condominium tower for downtown Providence that never materialized after the economy soured. It now fronts a … more
As we think about the qualities and characteristics that we want in our next commissioner of education, we also need to think about the important policy decisions to be made that will guide public education in Rhode Island. I encourage all of us, … more
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