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PROVIDENCE – State Sen. Donna M. Nesselbush’s work on the same-sex marriage law earned her the Pawtucket Person of the Year award from the Pawtucket Hall of Fame Committee. more
While tax changes are always on the minds of business owners, evolving health care laws continue to compete for their attention, as discussion at a recent Providence Business News Summit on Government Regulations and Business showed. more
I’ve enjoyed listening to you regale me with our rich history, Old Rhody. Birthed more than 350 years ago as a “lively experiment” in religious freedom? You owned it! You were a “rocker” 300 years before the rocker phenomenon. That’s what makes this so difficult. more
Is Providence better off than it was 20 years ago? more
WOONSOCKET – The R.I. Department of Health has approved CVS Caremark Corp.’s application to open seven MinuteClinic facilities throughout Rhode Island. more
It’s not surprising that businesses facing the bill for a $40 million Blackstone River toxic-waste cleanup consider the federal Superfund project overkill. more
Over the past few years 21 states have adopted laws allowing medical use of marijuana, including Rhode Island, Massachusetts and Connecticut. Seven more states are considering such legislation. Those changes to the once-taboo drug’s legal status have sparked concerns among parents and physicians that the new laws could lead to an increase in the number of teens using it. more
The number of vacant, foreclosed buildings in tiny Central Falls has declined significantly, from over 300 at the height of the Great Recession to 20 or so today. more
BOSTON – Gov. Deval L. Patrick has announced $2.5 million in funding opportunities for so-called “clean energy” companies across the state, while highlighting a new partnership with the U.S. Department of Energy’s Advanced Research Project Agency. more
Illegal, unhealthy and expensive: many see illegal immigrants using emergency rooms, staying in hospitals, crowding into public clinics. Their persistent factoid holds that illegal immigrants are disproportionately gobbling up health care. more
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